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image for Walking Event item typeMontgomery Canal Triathalon at Newtown/Y Drenewydd

Walking Event, Sat 19 May 2018, £10-£25

Triathalon - Cycling Stage

Triathalon - Cycling Stage


The annual Montgomery Canal Triathlon 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 separating ‘Hares’ from ‘Tortoises’ and allowing faster cyclists to set off first at the start.

The 35 mile route follows the Montgomery Canal with walking, cycling and canoeing sections.

The cycling section is 17 miles from Newtown to Pool Quay is along cycleway-standard towpath.

The walking section is 11 miles from Pool Quay to Morton and 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

The canoe section is 7 miles from Morton to the Weston Arm, Lower FranktonCanoes will have to be carried round four locks. Volunteers will be available to help and First Aiders will be available throughout the event.

Complete one or two sections or attempt all three! Light refreshments and toilets will be available at Crowther Hall, Morton Farm and at the Weston Arm.

All entrants who complete a section will receive a commemorative medallion made from local slate.

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 and donations or sponsorships are welcome.

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 19 May 2018


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

Closing date for entries: 5th May


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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