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Walking Event, Sat 2 May 2020, £10-£25

Triathalon - Cycling Stage

Triathalon - Cycling Stage


Covering 35 miles of the Canal in one day:
CYCLE 17 miles from Newtown to Pool Quay
WALK 11 miles from Pool Quay to Morton
CANOE 7 miles from Morton to the Weston Arm, Lower Frankton.
Complete one or two sections or attempt all three!

The annual Montgomery Canal Triathlon is a great day out for families with children as well as experienced triathletes.The 35 mile route follows the Montgomery Canal with walking, cycling and canoeing sections.

The triathlon follows the route of the Montgomery Canal, starting with the cycling section from Newtownto Pool Quay along cycleway-standard towpath. The walking section from Pool Quay to Morton is generally flat but some lengths are unsuitable for wheelchairs. There are several stiles, tree roots and possible livestock en route. There are five road crossings for cyclists and four for walkers - all controlled by marshals - please listen to their instructions. Canoes will have to be carried round four locks from Morton to Weston Arm - volunteers will be available to help.

First Aiders will be available throughout the event. Light refreshments and toilets will be available at Crowther Hall, Llanymynech Wharf, Morton Farm and at the Weston Arm.

All entrants who complete a section will receive a commemorative medallion made from local slate. This is a great day out for families with children as well as experienced triathletes.

The organisers aim to ensure it is safe and enjoyable for everyone by allowing faster cyclists to set off first at the start. The Triathlon is organised by the Friends of the Montgomery Canal and is supported by the Canal & River Trust in aid of the restoration of the Montgomery Canal. Donations or sponsorships are welcome.

Sponsorship Forms are available via the Friends of the Montgomery Canal website (below) and Donation Forms via - or you can add a £2 donation to your Triathlon payment remember to tick the box on the Entry Form.

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 2 May 2020


ENTRY FEES - Complete Triathlon: Adults £25.00 | Juniors £12.50 (incl. anyone in full time education)

One or two sections only: Adults £10.00 per section | Juniors £5.00 per section


SY16 2BB



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Map reference: SO 108916  Lat: 52.51512 Long: -3.31512

BY TRAIN: Newtown railway station is a 10 minute walk from the town centre. There is parking at the station and taxis are available in the town centre

BY BUS: Newtown bus station is located in the town centre off Back Lane (opposite Argos) with services from/to Shrewsbury, Llanidloes, Machynlleth, Llandrindod Wells, Builth Wells, Merthyr Tydfil, Cardiff, Aberystwyth, Birmingham and London.

BY CAR: A458 from Shrewsbury to Welshpool; then A483.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Newtown station


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