REGISTRATION LOCATION AND PROCESS

The registration location is at the location for T1. This is to make it as quick and easy as possible to register, prepare your kit and rack your bike. At registration you will be supplied with transition bags, Event Information booklet, race numbers and a GPS tracker. The address for Registration / T1 is North Queensferry Community Centre, Brock St, North Queensferry, Inverkeithing, KY11 1JD

TRACKERS

At registration you will be issued with a satellite tracker and instructions about its use. You will need to show this tracker to us at the Start, before you leave T1 and before you leave T2. These trackers will enable our staff and your supporters to monitor your progress.

THE START LOCATION

We will start near to Edinburgh Castle. The precise location will be announced once it is confirmed. There will be no facilities available at the start line so please ensure you come prepared with water and having visited the toilet.

BAG TRANSFERS

EXPERTS

There are 3 bag movements that we will provide at the event for Experts.

  1. Finish bag. This is for anything you will need at and after you finish. This can be large bag but is limited to a size of 70L and a weight of 15kg. A perfect bag is the RR Duffel, see here. You can give this to us at Registration on Saturday afternoon or at the start line on Sunday morning.
  2. T1 bag (provided at Registration). This is for you to leave in T1. It is for everything you will need for the bike stage. You can leave behind anything you don’t need after the run and this bag will be transported to T2 for collection after you’ve finished.
  3. T2 bag (Provided at Registration). This is to be handed in to us at registration and we will take it to T2 for you. It should contain everything you will need for the second run stage. Putting a 2nd pair of trainers in this bag will prevent the need for you to carry the first pair on the bike.
CHALLENGERS

There are 3 bag movements that we will provide at the event for Challengers.

  1. Overnight and Finish bag. This is for everything you will need at and after you finish on Day 1 and Day 2. It will be the same bag that we transfer from Edinburgh to Tyndrum (overnight stop) and then from Tyndrum to Fort Willam (finish line). This can be a large bag but is limited to a size of 70L and a weight of 15kg. A perfect bag is the RR Duffel, see here. You can give this to us at Registration on Friday afternoon or at the start line on Saturday morning.
  2. T1 bag (provided at Registration). This is for you to leave in T1. It is for everything you will need for the bike stage. You can leave behind anything you don’t need for the second run and this bag will be transported to T2 for you.
  3. T2 bag (Provided at Registration). This is to be handed in to us at registration and we will take it to T2 for you. It should contain everything you will need for the second run stage. Putting a 2nd pair of trainers in this bag will prevent the need for you to carry the first pair on the bike.

BIKE HIRE

Our official bike hire provider Wheels of Callander offers a service whereby you can collect a bike from Registration and drop it with them at T2. Super convenient. Drop them an email, mention ‘City to Summit’ in the title to enquire and make a booking: email events@wheelscyclingcentre.com.

LEAVING A CAR DURING THE EVENT

If you need to leave a car while you undertake City To Summit then we recommend the Ferrytoll Park and Ride car park in North Queensferry. This location has several advantages:

  1. Cars can be left overnight, free of charge.  Guidelines state that if you are parking overnight, customers must leave contact, vehicle details and a planned return date with the Supervisor.  If you will be parking your vehicle outwith the building opening hours, you can email the details in advance to enquiries@ferrytoll.org
  2. It is has very frequent bus services into central Edinburgh. http://www.ferrytoll.org/routes-times/
  3. We will be operating a Bus and Bike transfer service to this location from Fort William after the event. See details below.
  4. It is close to the registration venue – less than 2 miles.

The address of the Ferrytoll Park & Ride is Hope St, Inverkeithing KY11 1LN.

POST EVENT BUS AND BIKE TRANSFER SERVICE

For those without supporters that need to get themselves and their bikes back from the Highlands you can pre-book our transfer service that works in the following way:

  1. At T2 you may leave your bike with our Transportation team who will prepare your bike for transport. This process includes removing the pedals, twisting the handlebars, placing the bike in a cardboard bike box and loading it onto our lorry. Should you wish  to prepare the bike for transport yourself then you must do this BEFORE leaving T2 to undertake the mountain run. Our lorry will then meet you at Ferrytoll Park and Ride on Monday 30th July.
  2. A bus service on Monday 30th July will depart the Fort William railway station at 9am. Subject to transport problems and any delays we expect to arrive at Ferrytoll by 1pm where you will collect your bike from out of the bike box.

We have selected Ferrytoll Park and Ride for this logistic as it is well connected to the bus and motorway networks.

POST EVENT PUBLIC TRANSPORT FROM THE FINISH AREA

If you have hired a bike from Wheels of Calendar and do not need to use our Bus and Bike Transfer Service then you may wish to depart by public transport to your onward destination. Fort Willian has a bus and train station.

BIKE COLLECTION FROM T2

Transition 2 (T2) is located at The Ice Factor National Ice Climbing Centre, Leven Rd, Kinlochleven, PH50 4SF. T2 is about a 40 minute drive from the finish location at Fort William. Bikes will need to be collected from T2 by 12noon on Monday 30th July after which time our security provision will end.

Half Way Accommodation for Challengers

Accommodation is not included in the event entry price for Challengers, there are various options available at the campsite we have taken exclusively for the event. For details please click here.

Alternatively, the village of Tyndrum has plenty of options.