The CBF Triathlon FAQ

When is it?

18th – 20th may 2018

What does it entail?

2 mile open water canoe, an 8 mile bike ride, a 7 mile trek up Haystacks followed by another 13 mile bike ride cycling through some of the most beautiful parts of the Lake District.

How much does it cost to enter?

There is no entry fee but we recommend making a donation of at least £99 + Gift Aid to help cover fees

Does that mean that some of the money raised will go to pay for the event?

No, the Blandford family have made a  donation to the charity which covers the majority of the entry fee. That together with donations from participants means that ALL the money donated by sponsors including the Gift Aid will go to the Christian Blandford Fund. More details about this here.

Do I need to take my own bike and or canoe!?

No! Skyline will provide the canoe and or bike

Who are Skyline?

They are the company that are organising the event, providing  marshals, bikes, canoes, and helping with the accommodation. All participants need to register with them here.

What will I need to take?

Water proof clothing and good quality water resistant walking boots are recommended

What about accommodation? 

We are staying at the Lodore Falls Hotel and and Skyline have negotiated a preferential rate of £120 per person per night for dinner bed and breakfast. They have held a mixture of twins and doubles and should have contacted you about it. If you would like to stay somewhere else that is absolutely fine, you can search for hotels here

What about travel?

You are responsible for getting yourself to and from the Lake District. Claudia and I are getting the train there 14:30 from Euston to Penrith on the 18th May, returning on the 20th May at 12.07. It probably makes sense to book the tickets soon if you wish to do the same. We used The Train Line. If there are enough people interested in going together by coach or minibus from one location we are happy to help arrange that.

What’s this about a free trip to a villa?

One lucky supporter will win a week in an incredible Spanish villa with its own pool

How do I set up a fund raising page?

Please set up a just giving fund raising page and share it with friends, family and co workers.

Search for “CBF” in organised event and select no to “Have any of your selected charities contributed to the cost of your event?”

What’s happening after the event?

We plan to have dinner and a few drinks at the Lodore Falls Hotel, anybody who is not staying there is very welcome to join us.

Where can I get the general details and/or sign up?

Click here for the page

I can’t make it but would like to sponsor Team Blandford

Thank you very much! The page is here

I still have a question that is not answered

Contact us by filling in the form here