On 21 July, the Vachery Triathlon will provide participants with the rare opportunity to race on traffic-free closed roads.
The event’s new bike course in the beautiful Surrey Hills follows part of this year’s hugely successful Tour of Britain route and features a lung-busting climb up Leith Hill, the highest point in the south east of England. By comparison the new traffic free run route on closed country lanes is flat and fast to the finish.
The Vachery Triathlon offers standard and middle distance racing for individuals and relay teams. All finishers collect a medal and certificate, age group winners will receive prizes and the top five male and female professionals earn a share of the pro-prize purse.
The swim remains in the stunning Vachery Pond, a tree lined spring fed 900m long private lake covering an area of almost 50 acres.
The traffic free bike section is an entirely new lap course on closed A and B roads. Standard distance racers complete one lap and middle distance racers two, before embarking on their run.
The run section’s new route is traffic free and fast on closed flat country lanes. Standard distance racers complete one lap and middle distance two, to finish.
The festival atmosphere that made this year’s race so special for many lives on. There are acres of space for campers and the organisers promise even more fun activities for kids of all ages.
The Vachery Estate is located in the shadow of the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty yet only minutes from London and the main motorways and airports.
220 is pleased to be the media partner of the event. Race entry and more information about the 21 July event is available at www.vacherytriathlon.com.
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