On the Day
A Checklist to make the most of the event on the day
Safety First - Remember that the Randonnee is NOT A RACE and IS NOT A SPORTIVE. It's a family event, on open roads for all to enjoy.
If you are planning on coming across to the Island from Southampton on Sunday 5th May for the Randonnee, you need to be aware that the Southampton Marathon is taking place on the same day as the Randonnee and your journey to the Ferry Terminal or to car parks may be impacted by road closures. Some roads in the area are being closed from 8am. The Marathon organisers expect that the majority of the runners will be heading to the city at the same time as participants of the Randonnee will be heading to the Red Funnel terminal, so an additional 30-45 minutes should be allowed for travel time. The actual roads don't close until 0800 onwards but sheer amount of traffic will be heavy. For all journeys throughout the day please allow extra time as there may be delays due to higher levels of traffic around these areas.
Details of road closures can be found here --> https://www.abpsouthamptonhalf.co.uk/plan-your-visit/cruise-ship-access/
- You can start at any of the checkpoints on the day.
- There is no parking at any of the checkpoints specifically - please do not bring your cars to them on the day, but instead use public car parks where available. Yarmouth for example has a large car park in town, near to the checkpoint.
- Please bring with you a printout of your e-Ticket (or mobile device with the e-Ticket on there) that was emailed to you - we need to scan this and we will exchange this for a Brevet card at your first checkpoint. Without e-Ticket, you will need to join the queues to re-register.
- As you progress around the route, you can get your Brevet card stamped at each of the checkpoints or use our Mobile App.
- There are feed stations are Wootton, Yarmouth and Bembridge checkpoints - snacks available at others also.
- On presentation of your Brevet card, you can get a reduced priced ticket (£1) for the Cowes floating bridge - this can be purchased at the Yarmouth checkpoint (recommended for those on 100km ride) or at the West Cowes terminal.
- If you are coming across to the island on the day from the Southampton or Portsmouth, on the 0800 car ferry sailings, we will have a member of the team on-board so you can exchange your registration number for a brevet card on the boat and therefore no need to stop at the first checkpoint.
- All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult and participants under the age of 18 must have a signed parental consent form; the form can be found here and must be handed to checkpoint on the day.
- When you return to your starting checkpoint, and collect your last stamp, you can pick up a completion Certificate. Badges are also available for £4.