When: Saturday 2nd July 2016

Where: Bishop's Castle and the surrounding area

What: 31st Bishop's Castle Tandem Triathlon

This unique event is (probably) the only challenge of its type in the World and certainly the only tandem triathlon you will find in the rolling South Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Applauded as a fantastic event for all ages and all abilities this quirky contest has something for everyone.

Competing as a team of two, one team member will swim 1k in the leisure centre pool, both team members then pedal furiously a long a 30k road tandem ride, the other team member then completes the challenging 10k woodland run, a 5k tandem sprint finish completes the team crusade.

Don't be deceived, if you want you could simply dawdle round in fancy dress, calling at the pubs and cafes en-route, it is a great day out, or you could enter to win, competition is tough, top athletes have set hard times to beat in each element and each year sees fierce competition for the top places in each age category.

The market town of Bishop's Castle offers much in the way of entertainment, accommodation and refreshment, why not stay and make a weekend of it, or a week, or longer, one committee member liked the Triathlon atmosphere so much he moved his family to live here!

The event is organised entirely by volunteers from the local community without whom it would be impossible to stage, don't be surprised to see prizes for the best fancy dress, most pubs visited and fastest local team alongside the top placed male, female and mixed teams.

There is a Junior Challenge Event for 8-15 years held in the afternoon to give youngsters a taste of triathlon competition.

For safety the age restriction on the event is 16 years for both team members but the runner must be aged over 18 on the day.

The charge this year will be 60 per team (30 each) included in the entry will be a whole package of goodies , free T-shirt, commemorative competitors coaster, free camping, a meal and entertainment. Pretty good value we reckon.

Register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Everyone is welcome but there are limited spaces, so to be sure, get your registration in soon.

Please ensure that you have read our disclaimer - when you register you will be asked to accept personal responsibility for risks attached to this event.

For more information please contact tandemtri@btinternet.com or text or phone 07876 570725 or 01588680449 or find us on Facebook and Twitter

Please contact tandemtri@btinternet.com or text or phone 07876 570725 or 01588 680449 if you have any queries, or go to our Facebook page for chat and photos.

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PS Enter in fancy dress and win special prizes :