ENTRIES OPEN 1/11/19
ENTRIES CLOSE 26/4/20
A Bridge Too Far Ultra. Saturday 9th May 2020
Distance: 50/60Km (32/37 Miles)
Climb: 1100/1400 metres (3400/4700ft)
Maximum Entrants: 200
Cost: £50 (Early Bird £40 before 29th February 2020)
Car Park: Bridge End Auction Site, Billams Hill, Otley, LS21 2AA. The car park is free and is a 10 minute walk to the start (take everything with you – bag transfer to finish)
Registration: From 7.30am at the Start
Start: 8.30am at Weston Lane Community Centre, Otley, St.Martins’ Field, Otley, LS21 2FN
Event Closes: 7.30pm
Maps: OS Explorer Maps 297 and 298 The route is covered in the book ‘The Six Dales Trail’ available for £7.49 including p&p. although the route will be waymarked and a .gpx file is available.
Basic Route Details: The Bridge Too Far Ultra takes you along the Six Dales Trail from Otley through the dales of Wharfedale, Washburndale, Nidderdale; passing by Swinsty, Fewston and Thruscross Reservoirs before heading over to Pateley Bridge and then all the way back to Pool-in-Wharfedale.
This is an out and back route. Although the finish is an extra 6km (4 miles) from the start. As such you may elect to turn around sooner. There are 4 Checkpoints although you pass through the same ones on the way back! This race is especially challenging as you pass your car with 4 miles to go. Will you be tempted to quit early?
Checkpoints: Each checkpoint will have water, coke, jelly babies, peanuts, Jaffa cakes, fruit and flapjacks. CP8 will also have savouries. Vegan snakes are available at all checkpoints
Start/Checkpoint 8: Weston Lane Community Centre (also a checkpoint on the way back) Open 1.45pm to 6pm
Checkpoint 1/7 : Dob Park 4.5 miles/7 km (turnaround for a 13 mile/21 km race) 9.15am to 10am and 1pm to 4.30pm
Checkpoint 2/6 : Blubberhouses 9 miles/14.5 km (turnaround for a 22 mile/35 km race) Open 9.45am to 3pm
Checkpoint 3/5 : Hayshaw 14 miles/22.5 km (turnaround for a 32 mile/50 km race) Open 10.30am to 1.30pm
Checkpoint 4 : Pateley Bridge 17 miles/28km (turnaround for a 37 mile/60 km race) Open 11am to 1pm
Finish: Pool-in-Wharfedale Methodist Church Hall, Mains Street, Pool-in-Wharfedale, LS21 1LH – There is No Parking at the finish (please ask friends and family to park sensibly in the village)
Competitor Instruction Sheet: Final competitor Instructions for A Bridge too Far
Route Description: A Bridge Too Far Directions
Kit List: Kit List
Previous Years Results:
Every finisher receives a medal, A Bridge Too Far Ultra Tech T Shirt as well as a hot meal at the finish. Event finishing positions are done in order of distance completed then time completed.
A GPX file of the exact route is available upon request.
All race files including the gpx are available from our Facebook Group page