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Crystal Palace remain neutral

May event environmentally friendly

Crystal Palace Triathletes are again putting on their hugely successful annual Crystal Palace Triathlon, and once again it will be carbon neutral. It has been carbon neutral since 2008, and continues to be the only triathlon in the UK to have made this commitment, following strict guidelines on how to minimize its environmental impact.

In 2010 it was voted Triathlete’s World British Triathlon Event of the Year and the 2011 race will be run to the high environmental standards that you would expect for such a prestigious award.

As well as minimizing the environmental impact from the race itself, we are asking all the competitors, marshals, organizers, and spectators to think about how they can do their bit by sharing lifts, and using public transport. This year we are again partnering with Jambusters to operate a car share scheme, and we are also including details of the local buses, trains and trams on the race page of the website so people have the information at hand about how to come to support the race without having to use the car.

Bromley Council will be providing recycling and composting bins to enable us to recycle as much as possible on race day.

Details of the carbon footprint of the race will be calculated by ZeroCarbonEvents with details of this published on the website after race day.

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.