event guide

Race Venue

Race HQ will be at the fantastic Castle Combe Race Circuit. Postcode for Sat Navs is SN14 7EY. For directions to the venue, please click here. The postcode for Sat Navs is SN14 7EY.

On arriving at the venue, please use the temporary main entrance and park as directed by the attendants. Access to the venue will be from 12:20 for TT riders. Please do not arrive before this.


Race numbers and timing chips will be collected from the registration desk in the Strawford Centre. You do not receive anything by post.

Registration Times – 12:30 to 14:00 – Please arrive in plenty of time to register.

Timing Chips

Please attach your race number to your back while racing so that it can be clearly seen.

Please attach your timing chip securely to your left ankle with the strap provided as soon as receive it at registration. The chip will not start timing until your race starts, but you cannot lose it if it is on your ankle.

The timing chips will ensure that your finish results (as well as splits and lap times) are collected by the system.

Remember, no timing chip, no results.

Timing chips will be collected in the pits immediately at the end of your race. Please return your timing chip as soon as you finish (even if you do not complete your race). Lost and unreturned timing chips will be invoiced at £75 each so please do not leave the venue without returning yours.

Race Briefing

• At the start line shortly before your race start. A video briefing will be sent during the week before the race. Please note that it is compulsory to watch your video briefing before race day.

• Please watch this video for advice on how to ride a team time trial on a race circuit (this one at Thruxton)

Start Time

Riders start from 13:31 as per the race list and go off approximately every 150 seconds.

Race Detail Map

Please see the venue website here (scroll down for a site map).

Race Route

The race starts on the slip lane in the paddock and then follows the main circuit for 13.5 laps in a clockwise direction. The finish line is marked by the finish flags on the circuit and is approximately half way round the lap.

Please note that the teams are responsible for counting their own laps - plan how you will do this to avoid mistakes on the day. The timing system will count laps and anyone not completing the correct number will be disqualified.

A small version of the circuit is pictured below



Presentations will take place after the last rider finishes at approximately 17:00

Ipods and MP3 Players

Competitors are not permitted to wear iPods or MP3 whilst riding

Race Warm Up

There will be a very short window for access to the track prior to racing from 13:10 to 13:25. Riders are also welcome to bring turbos or rollers to warm up with by their vehicles.


The restaurant will be open in the main HQ area, serving hot food and drinks. Please do not enter with bike cleats and do not use the restaurant for changing.


There are toilets on site at the venue in the main paddock area.

To view this information in race letter form, please click here