City of Bristol Races - Practical Information

Event Centre
 
Bristol City Council has kindly provided the central Event Centre within City Hall.
The Event Centre for both days is the Cash Hall, a large and airy ground floor space, accessed from College Street behind City Hall at post code BS1 5TR.
 
 
The Cash Hall provides plenty of space, tables, comfy seats and toilets. The Event Centre is open from 1100 until 1630 on Saturday and from 0930 to 1500 on Sunday.
Within the Cash Hall is an excellent Caffe Gusto catering franchise that will be serving drinks, snacks, and food including:
  • Salads, bacon & sausage sandwiches, cheese toasties, toasted paninis and flatbreads and, jacket potatoes and sandwiches with various fillings
  • Hot and cold drinks, chocolate, cakes & flapjacks and protein bars
 
Within the Cash Hall Event Centre there will also be a secure bag store.
Given the heightened security situation this must be used and no unattended bags should be left anywhere else in the main body of the hall.
A designated private changing area for women and girls has been set aside for their use.
 
Distances to all Starts and from Finishes are short - 10 minutes or less. These will be sign posted, just follow the tapes. Juniors should be accompanied to Starts by an adult.
 
Map showing route to and location of Junior Start on Saturday :
 
Route to Junior start Saturday
 
Map showing route to and location of Adult Start ( including all Newcomers ) on Saturday :
 
Route to Adult start Saturday
 
Map showing route to and location of the single Start on Sunday :
 
Route to single Sunday start
 
 
Travel
 
Participants are encouraged to use public transport. 
 
Bristol Temple Meads railway station is a level 1.7km walk to the Event Centre and is the closest mainline station - www.nationalrail.co.uk

There are some planned engineering works which may impact the normal rail timetable this weekend. So if you are coming by train do check the latest schedule. This website may also be helpful : https://www.gwr.com/travel-updates/planned-engineering/swindon2017

• Park & Ride at  - Brislington ( SE Bristol )

                          - Portway ( NW Bristol ) - may have route alterations on Sunday due to closure of the A4 into Bristol due to the Bristol Triathlon

                          - Long Ashton ( SW Bristol  )note allows motorhome access, but not overnight parking and is closed on Sundays

Car parking locations - the College Street car park (BS1 5UU) is very close to the Event Centre and its normal limit of 4 hours can be extended at weekends. Wapping Wharf Car park is on a development site at BS1 4RH and is probably the least expensive and currently has no height restriction

Road closures: on Sunday 11 June the A4 Portway will be closed from early morning until mid afternoon due to the Bristol Triathlon. Car drivers planning to come into central Bristol from the NW alongside the River Avon should seek an alternative route. Here is a link to a map showing these road closures : http://tribristol.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/RoadClosurePlan2010-1.pdf

• Bristol International Airport - located 20 minutes to the south of the city and is served by discount airlines from across the UK and Europe. The Bristol Flyer bus (A1) operates ever 20 minutes and takes 20 minutes to get to the city centre - alight at Redcliffe Way (the stop before Temple Meads station) and walk 10 minutes to City Hall
 
• Cycle lanes are plentiful in central Bristol and there are cycle racks just outside the Event Centre entrance
 
www.at-bristol.org.uk is a useful website to help plan your journey
 
Accommodation
 
There are many accommodation options of all levels including first class hotels, guest houses, B&Bs, and hostels.

BOK recommends:

These are the Event Hotels and are both ideally situated just 5/6 minutes walk from the Event Centre and even closer to the Day 2 race.

Staying in the centre of Bristol will enable you to walk to the Event Centre and to many of Bristol's other attractions.

VisitBristol is the useful website of Bristol’s Tourist Office and runs an accommodation search facility. Bristol’s Youth Hostel is located on the Harbourside close to the Event Centre.

 
Contact Us
 
Entries queries :  David Hunt,  email : dhunt12692@gmail.com
Race specific queries Organiser :  Mark Dyer,  email :  family.dyer@blueyonder.co.uk