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Support Crew Maps and Useful Information - Ridgeway Challenge


Below are google suggested routes between checkpoints.  You cannot park at all checkpoints so please do not endanger runners and the checkpoint staff by parking at restricted checkpoints. Good support planning will show suitable areas to park and wait for your runner, such as road crossings with parking.  Runners will be asked to surrender their number on safety grounds if their support crews arrive at 'no parking' checkpoints.

Support Crews can only meet their runner at no-parking checkpoints if the runner retires.  Ensure the runner has handed in their number BEFORE the support crew arrives.  Stop, collect your runner, leave.

The opening and closing times of both checkpoints per leg are shown for your convenience.  Note the checkpoint and parking instruction.

Click on the View Larger Map link to find printable instructions.

Note:
1.     Take care at all times particularly when crossing a road on foot. 
2.     Be especially careful when parking on or near a road.  You might be blocking the field of vision of others creating a danger.
3.     Please note the food and drink at Check Points is reserved for competitors.
4.     All support crews should have a good road map or, even better, OS maps numbered 165, 173, 174 and 175.
5.     If the directions are in any way incorrect or misleading please let me know. 
6.     If you notice any caution signs knocked over tell the support staff.
7.     Observe the Country Code which is:

(a)  Fasten all gates.
(b)  Keep to public paths across farmland.
(c)  Guard against all fire risks.
(d)  Use gates and stiles to cross fences, hedges and walls.
(e)  Leave livestock, crops and machinery alone.
(f)   Take your litter home.
(g)  Help keep water clean.
(h)  Protect wildlife, plants and trees.
(i)   Take special care on country roads.
(j)   Make no unnecessary noise.


Taking your runner to the Start at Ivinghoe Beacon National Trust Car Park

The map below shows directions from Tring town centre to the registration point at Ivinghoe Beackon Car Park.  Please use all the car park, not just the area around the registions tents.  Parking is free.




The Start to Wendover, CP1.

Start Opens :08:30
Start Closes: 12:00
CP1 Opens: 11:15
CP1 Closes: 14:30
Support crews allowed to park CP1? NO.  Please use areas away from the checkpoint to meet your runner.  Do not attempt to park near the checkpoint.  The high street has limited parking.


Wendover CP1 to Whiteleaf CP2

CP1 Opens: 11:45
CP1 Closes: 14:30
CP2 Opens: 12:45
CP2 Closes: 16:00
Support crews allowed to park at CP2?  Yes, please park in the car park near the checkpoint.  You may need to pay to park.



Whiteleaf CP2 to Hill Road, Lewknor CP3

CP2 Opens: 12:45
CP2 Closes: 16:00
CP3 Opens: 14:30
CP3 Closes: 18:15
Support crews allowed to park at CP3?  Yes, there is enough space for support crews although this could be off-road.  Please park sensibly.



Hill Road, Lewknor CP3 to Swyncombe CP4

CP3 Opens: 14:30
CP3 Closes: 18:15
CP4 Opens: 15:30
CP4 Closes: 20:00
Support crews allowed to park at CP4? No, definately not.  Parking may be available, please check on the day.



Swyncombe CP4 to Goring CP5

CP4 Opens: 15:30
CP4 Closes: 20:00
CP5 Opens: 17:30
CP5 Closes: 23:30
Support crews allowed to park at CP5?  NO, there is just enough room for the medical support vehicles.  There is parking available in the area away from the CP.  Park up and wait for your runner. Meet your runner on foot after they have been to the checkpoint and escort them back to your vehicle.  REMEMBER TO CHECK IN AND OUT OF THE CHECKPOINT!



Goring CP5 to Bury Down CP6

CP5 Opens: 17:30
CP5 Closes: 23:30
CP6 Opens: 18:45
CP6 Closes: 02:30 24th
Support crews allowed to parkat CP6?  Yes, there is hardstanding either side of the road.  Park carefully and watch for runners.



Bury Down CP6 to Sparsholt Firs CP7

CP6 Opens: 18:45
CP6 Closes: 02:30
CP7 Opens: 20:00
CP7 Closes: 06:30 24th
Support crews allowed to park at CP7?  Yes, space is available for parking but be sensible, you may have to park at odd angles and away from the main checkpoint. Be careful crossing roads and watch for runners and other support vehicles.



Sparsholt Firs CP7 to Foxhill CP8

CP7 Opens: 20:00
CP7 Closes: 06:30 24th
CP8 Opens: 21:45
CP8 Closes: 0845 24th
Support crews allowed to park at CP8?  Yes, parking is available near the checkpoint. Park at the foot of the hill and walk up. Do not crowd the checkpoint.  Runners often stay at this checkpoint for a considerable time resulting in the checkpoint becoming congested.  THE APPROACH ROAD WILL HAVE RUNNERS MAKING THEIR WAY ALONG THE COURSE, BE VERY CAREFULL WHEN VISITING THIS CHECKPOINT. DO NOT PARK ON THE MAIN ROAD - EVER!



Foxhill CP8 to Barbury Castle CP9

CP8 Opens: 21:45
CP8 Closes: 0845 24th
CP9 Opens: 11:45 23rd
CP9 Closes: 12:15 24th
Support crews allowed to park? Yes, free parking. 


Barbury Castle to Avebury CP10, the finish

CP9 Opens: 11:45 23rd
CP9 Closes: 12:15 24th
CP10 Opens: 01:00 24th
CP10 Closes: 14:00 24th
Support crews allowed to park? Yes and No.  Parking is severely limited. There is a National Trust carpark where support crews can park for a parking fee.  Please check the website the day before the event as the NT carpark may be open for us - it is currently not secured for the event.