Transfer & Camping Details
The transfer from Penrith Rugby Club to Seascale Sports Hall will depart propmtly at 6.30pm on the Friday evening. Please be on time, you should aim to be there 30 mins before to allow for time to pack / load bikes. The coach will not wait for you (even if there are traffic jams on the M6 – which there are every year). Anticipated journey time: 1 hour 35 minutes (58 miles).
The transfer from Whitby Leisure Centre to Penrith Rugby Club will leave at 09.00 am on Sunday morning. Anticipated journey time 2 hours 45 mins (104 miles).
Park and Ride
For the shuttle transfer all bikes must be in a bike box or cardboard box from a bike shop. We will not transfer bikes in bike bags. It’s the responsibility of the rider to pack their bike. Boxes should be substantial enough that they can be stacked vertically in a van. Max weight 20kg.
Cardboard bike boxes will be available at £16 each and can be booked in advance to collect when you arrive at the coach transfer. We recommend you also add some bubble wrap when packing your bike and bring a roll of parcel tape. These need to be added to your entry or purchased at the time of your entry. If you have ordered a bike box from Open Cycling this will be at your chosen collection point Penrith/Seascale/Whitby.
With regards to packing and bike boxes, you can go as far as you want, the basic would be, front wheel out, pedals and saddle off, handlebars out. However it is generally advisable to at least remove the rear mech as well. Bring lots of packing tape for sealing your bike box.
To make things easier we are asking all transfer riders to pack their kit inside their bike boxes. This means you only have one item to search for at either end. We understand if you have a super size tent this might not fit. No worries, we can label this and transfer it separately. Bike box and luggage labels will be available at registration.
For those camping you will be able to assemble your bike at the Cricket Club Pavilion on Friday evening until 11:30pm. The pavilion will be available for bike assembly on Saturday morning from 04:30.
Those who are camping are welcome to store bikes in the pavilion which will be locked at 11:30pm. For those opting to stay offsite you will need to take your bike with you. We can take no responsibility for any bikes stored in the pavilion. If you are at all concerned, buy a bigger tent and take it to bed with you!
All those who have booked onto the transfer will get their boxes transferred. If you require your bike box moving please get in touch asap and we can make the necessary arrangements. Please contact us if you wish to get your bike box transported from Seascale to Whitby and haven’t booked onto the coach transfer.
Camping – Seascale and Whitby
Seascale – camping is planned to be at Seascale Cricket Club (next to the Sports Hall). It is tent camping only on the cricket green. Please note no dogs are allowed. Camping is charged at £10.00 per person not per tent.
The Food Hub at the Seascale Methodist Church will be selling a Pasta meal with garlic bread followed by apple crumble & custard plus teas & coffee and soft drinks. GF & Veggie options are available. Food is available from 5.00pm – 10.00pm on Friday. Breakfast is available from 4.00am to 7.30am on Saturday and includes porridge & cerals, fruit, toast, bacon butties (non meat/GF breakfast rolls also available) tea, coffee & juice. Food is excellent value for money and payment is by CASH. Lakeland Red Coffee will also be on site on Friday evening and Saturday morning selling fresh coffee and hot drinks.
Whitby – bag collection, toilets and hot showers is available at Whitby Leisure Centre. There is no longer overnight accommodation available in the sports hall. Unfortunately Motorhomes are not permitted to park overnight in the Whitby Leisure Centre car park or nearby on the North Terrace.
At Whitby the overnight camping is now available at Whitby Rugby Club. The camping here is tent camping so you will need to bring all your kit. You will first go to the Leisure Centre to repack your bike into your bike box, shower and change. There are also showers at the Rugby Club. You will then need to make your own way with your camping kit to Whitby Rugby Club where you can pitch your tent and have a beer in the bar. Note – there is another event on the Rugby field this year so please only camp in the area allocated for our event use. There is no food available at the Rugby Club. The Rugby Club is approx 1km from the Leisure Centre (approx 10 min walk) but further away from town. On Sunday morning breakfast will be available at the Rugby Club between 7.00 & 8.00am at £5 per head. Campsite must be clear by 8.15am. You will need to walk back to the Leisure Centre.. At the Leisure Centre you will be responsible for making sure your bike box is on the bike trailer and you and your bags are on the coach for a 9.00am departure.
Please note no dogs are allowed on the Rugby Club site and no fires or BBQ’s are allowed. Camping is charged £10 per person not per tent.