Bedford Autodrome Sprint Duathlon

2016 ITU Sprint Distance Duathlon Qualifier (Draft Legal)
13/03/2016 - All Day
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TT bikes are not permitted. Road bikes with drop bars only(no clip on tri bars)  2016 BTF Age Group Draft Legal Rules

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Bedford Autodrome Duathlon 

2016 Sprint Distance Duathlon (Draft Legal)




This duathlon includes the excitement of a mass start, and the thrill of racing around the smooth, fast tarmac of Bedford Autodrome motor racing track, with plenty of vantage points where friends and family can view your performance and cheer you on! Designed from scratch by former F1 driver Jonathan Palmer, there is nowhere else in the world like Bedford Autodrome. You will Love it, the venue has been purpose built for speed and space, its truly fantastic and totally traffic free!  Follow link for Information on the Autodrome   

*It is your responsibility to ensure that your equipment meets the criteria specified by British Triathlon.* 

*TT bikes are not permitted, road bikes with drop bars only (no clip on Tri bars)*

 Click here for more information on how to register your interest to race for the Great Britian Age group Team Click here for more information on how to register your interest to race for the Great Britian Age group Team

Race for Charity

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Would you like to race for charity in 2016? Please contact [email protected]

Adult Distances

  • Sprint:        5km run / 20km bike / 2.5km run  (Draft Legal)

Adults Race will start at 9:00 am (TBC in the Race Brief one week prior to event)

Find us

Bedford Autodrome
Business Park
MK44 2YP

Still not sure, go to our locations page to find more information or follow this link.

Route Maps

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Arrival and Registration

Parking will be at the venue  MK44 2YP

PLEASE NOTE you will collect your race pack at registration on the day of the event. Nothing will be posted prior to the event. If for any reason you don’t receive this email, full race information will be available at least two days prior to the event, HERE

  • Adult registration will be on the day only from 07.00 – 08.45 am on race day. Please ensure you arrive early to avoid that last minute rush.
  • (Junior registration will be on the day only from 07.00 – 11.45 am on race day. Please ensure you arrive early to avoid that last minute rush.)

Minimum age of competitors

The minimum age to take part in this event is 15 years old as of 31st December 2016.


Parking will be at the Venue follow signs and marshals 


You will be issued with a race number which must be clearly visible on your front or back at all times. You will also be number marked on your hand with a pen. Number belts are allowed, all we ask it that we can see your number at the timing points as a backup to the electronic system.

British Triathlon Federation Rules

BTF rules All competitors must comply with BTF rules (it is recommended that you read the BTF rules and regulations which will be applied to all races) All competitors must be licensed to race, those non BTF members will be required to pay a £5 levy for a day licence, this is payable on the day at registration. (This is not included in your legal-DL-bikes_zpse93ab0f1entry fee) BTF members must produce their licence at registration or a £5 levy will be charged prior to racing.

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If circumstances deem the course or travel conditions to be unsafe or it falls outside of the BTF guidelines, Nicetri have the right to change/move, or cancel the event at short notice.

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If you intend on using race nutrition please keep hold of the empty wrappers until you reach a suitable place to discard it. We would apprieciate if you could either wait until you reach designated water stations or alternately please drop them by race signage or a marshal point so they can be collected during the race clean up. 

Chip Timing

Chip Timing Solutions will provide computerised chip timing via a an electronic chip system that you attach to your ankle. Please attach the chip to your ankle and make sure your run over the mats at the various timing points. Your finish time and splits will be available shortly after completing the event.

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Transition Rules

Security will always be present in the transition area. Only competitors wearing their I.D. will be allowed in or out of this area. Your race pack will include a race number and 2 smaller labels which are to be attached to your bike and helmet, this must be done prior to entering transition. You must rack your bike in the numbered position. No riding is allowed in the transition area. Your helmet must be fastened on your head at all times whilst you are on your bike or running with your bike through transition.

Race start

Adult Race start times will be from at 09:00 am & Juniors from Noon.


Race start time will be announced nearer the time (see brief). Race Briefing will take place prior to each race.


Prizes are for both for men and women. One prize per competitor. A full breakdown of prizes and trophies will be given before the event in the race brief.

History: Bedford Aerodrome

The history of Thurleigh Airfield can be traced back to the Autumn of 1940. World War II was entering its second year, the battle of Britain had been won, the threat of invasion by Germany had receded, and thoughts were turning to the offensive. The bomber was seen as the strongest offensive weapon and four-engined heavies were in production both in the UK and the USA. To operate these aircraft airfields would be needed and land-acquisition and subsequent construction wasbegun. Built on a plateau-site to the west of the village from which it took its name, Thurleigh was one such airfield. The first RAF elements moved in during the Summer of 1941 and in October the first aircraft, a Wellington bomber [R1234], flew into the partially completed field. Number 18 Operational Training Unit took up residence, training both RAF and Polish personnel.

Now: Bedford Autodrome 

Designed from scratch by former F1 driver Jonathan Palmer, there is nowhere else in the world like Bedford Autodrome. The venue has been purpose built for speed and space, containing four entirely distinct circuits and over 5 miles of track laid out across a 384 acre site, with vast run-off areas that provide optimum safety.Whilst there are several track configurations, with every kind or corner, there’s no motor racing at the Autodrome, so there’s no crowd-protecting safety barriers or concrete walls. Guests can drive to the limits safe in the knowledge that pushing too hard will result in a harmless spin across endless flat grass.