OPEN: Oldbury White Horse Sprint Aquabike

Swimming Cycling
General Info
Hashtag:#OldburyTri #Aquabike
Date:01/05/2022 , 09:10
Location:Calne Community Campus
Address:White Horse Way, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0SP (Map & Directions)
Races: Sprint Aquabike
Record time (M): 00:41:51 by John Tredgett, RAF Triathlon (2018)
Record time (F): 00:48:21 by Tamsin Evans, Abingdon Vale Triathlon Club (2018)

Enter here - via RaceNation Last years results

Event Information

Age Categories
Overview of the rules
Drafting Explained
Foot Down Rule

Online Entry

You can enter through our partner RaceNation where you can update your entry if anything changes closer to the event. Our terms & conditions can be found here, which includes the withdrawal policy.

The minimum age to take part in this event is 15, this age is set by Triathlon England and we are unable to override this.

Entries will be open 1st November 2021 (00:00)
A price rise will take effect 4 weeks prior to the event date. 
Entries will close on the Wednesday before the event (12:00), unless full prior to this.
Entries on the day will take a 20% surcharge of the final online price, should spaces be available, please check the race guide prior to the event taking place.

Watch: Oldbury White Horse Triathlon 2017.

Event updates

Please complete the COVID-19 declaration here (available 3 days prior to the event).

Dogs - due to updates in the School hire policies, dogs are no longer permitted on the playing fields, and therefore we ask you not to bring your dog to this event. 

Event Specific Information


Aquabike: 250m Swim (Pool), 20km Cycle (Road), 250m Run (Grass)

Start Times

We will be working on a rolling start from 09:10. 

Free family 1.5km fun run at 12:30.


The event will be limited to 300 places.

Post Event

Podium presentations only will take place at this event. All category awards will be posted out on following the event. 

Winners’ awards to the following: 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and 1st, 2nd & 3rd female overall.

Category awards to the following: 1st male and 1st female in each age group in the following categories: 1st Junior (A-C), 1st Vet 40 (H, I), 1st Vet 50 (J, K), 1st Vet 60 (L, M), 1st Vet 70 (N, P, Q).

Results will be available after the event and uploaded onto LPS Events website under the results page. There will be a link to the event photographs from the results page also.

Event Course

Swim Course: 10 lengths of the pool, using the Smart Start System (detailed below). Start and finish in the shallow end of the pool. Typically, the temperature at this event is around 28.5°C.

Cycle Course: 1 x out and back route, which the roads are open to the traffic, so the highway code rules always apply. There is a mandatory foot down junction on this route.  

Route map for OWH 20KM Bike Route by LPS Events on

Run Course: 250m to the finish line, on grass. You will be required to keep your helmet on for the aquabike finish. 

Transition: Located on grass, with great all-round spectating.

Smart Start System (snaked version)

After two successful years of this being implemented into our children's event, we will be introducing this into our 2022 Adults event. The Smart Start System works by adding a swimmer into the pool every 20-30 seconds, depending on your swim speed. This prevents congestion and allows you to have a better swim as those in front of you have settled into their pace so there is no scrapping for the lead. 

This smart start system will be implemented with a snake style swim course, where each swimmer will swim up and down the lane, duck under the lane rope, and continue in each lane until they exit the pool.

More importantly, this start method guarantees you start your race on the time in which you are given, no delays. Read more about our Smart Start System here. Read our visual race briefing here.

Venue Information

The redevelopment at Calne Leisure Centre has been complete, there may be some changes to previous years with the race day registration location, but this will be provided in the lead up to the event. For those of you who have raced here previously, the building and its facilities have had a major uplift. 

Calne Community Campus lies in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside. It has fantastic and well-equipped changing and sports facilities, which include a 25m swimming pool, ideal for triathlon training. 

Suitable access to the sports grounds, direct from poolside, allows a great transition from swim to bike. The cycle leg takes you past Oldbury White Horse, one of the oldest in Wiltshire. Both the cycle and run route are out and back on a competitive friendly and fast course, which make it suitable for both seasoned athletes and complete beginners.

The Oldbury White Horse children’s triathlon events take place on the sports grounds making this very safe (traffic free) for children and ideal for family spectating.

Sponsorship & Fundraising

If you wish to fundraise for this event, we are encouraging support to:

General Information

Please visit the main event page for full general information here

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