Ironman UK moots new bike course

Two laps proposed for this year's race

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To celebrate Ironman UK’s tenth year, the organisers have suggested changing the bike course to accommodate more athletes along the spectator sections.

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The main change is making the 180km bike route a two-lap course which will take in the villages of Whittle-le-Woods, Croston and Mawdesley. A public meeting will be held at Runshaw College in Lancashire on 4 February to discuss the proposals and answer questions.

This year’s race (3.8km/180km/42.2km) will be be held on Sunday 20 July, and all 1,400 general entries sold out last August in just 50 hours.

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More info on the proposed bike route for 2014 can be found here.