Participant Information

YOUR EVENT GUIDE

Want to find out more about how to get around, your start and finish lines, or any other key bits of info before you set out on the River Thames? Hit the button below to download your event guide! This is an essential piece of reading and will give you all the information that you need ahead of the big day. Make sure you read this before you attend the event!


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YOUR BOATING LOCATION

Please click here if you are part of a rowing crew, to find out your boating location.


HOW TO GET AROUND

Please find below details on where to park and the logistics around moving your vessels.


LONDON CROSSING - ROWING 

Start :

  • Entry into water at Chiswick/Barnes, start at Hammersmith.
  • Load in at the allocated boathouse on the Saturday afternoon, where participants will be able to rack their boats in preparation for the event the next day (participants will be given time slots for arrival throughout the afternoon, between 14:00-18:00).
  • 3-4 x rowing clubs to be used as start staging and trailer parking.
  • Boat clubs will be shared with participants so that they can select their preferred club to start from. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Clubs will be based in west London around the Chiswick and Barnes area where boats will enter the water before heading to the Hammersmith start line.
  • Please ensure you bring trestles to secure your boats overnight. We will transport these to the finish for you (if required). There will be overnight security provided.
  • During drop off, participants will be able to collect their event packs (including timing chips and numbers).
  • Cost: no charge

Finish

  • Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich (ORNC).
  • Parking for trailers on Sunday either in the ORNC car park or Park Row council car park next door. We will confirm with participants prior to the event weekend which car park to head for and an exact postcode.
  • Cost: £12.50 per vehicle or £25 for a vehicle with trailer. Please note that these prices are significantly lower than what they would usually be to park at the venue for this duration of time.
  • Pre-booking via the website on a first come first served basis. You can book this from your login area.

YOU CAN NOW BOOK PARKING HERE. THE CLIPPER SHUTTLE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO BOOK SOON.


LONDON CROSSING - SUP/Kayak/Canoe

Start

  • Putney
  • Load in of vessels, sign in and pack collection on Saturday afternoon from Barn Elms Sports Centre (participants will be given time slots for arrival throughout the day, between 14:00 and 18:00).
  • Temporary parking in Putney will be available on Saturday afternoon for vessel drop off and collection of event packs (including timing chips and numbers). Vessels will be left overnight on grass; we will provide security. Please bring straps and pins to secure these to the ground overnight.
  • Cost: £12.50 per vehicle or £25 for a vehicle with trailer. Please note that these prices are significantly lower than what they would usually be to park at the venue for this duration of time.
  • Pre-booking via the website on a first come first served basis.

Finish

  • Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich (ORNC)
  • Parking for vehicles on Sunday will be in the ORNC car park or next door at the Park Row council car park (they are opposite each other).
  • Cost: £12.50 per vehicle or £25 for a vehicle with trailer. Please note that these prices are significantly lower than what they would usually be to park at the venue for this duration of time.
  • Pre-booking via the website on a first come first served basis, with pay on exit available on the day subject to availability.

YOU CAN NOW BOOK PARKING HERE. THE CLIPPER SHUTTLE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO BOOK SOON.

Additional travel information for London Crossing:

  • The event will be scheduling an optional river shuttle service pre-event from Greenwich Pier to Putney Pier for participants wishing to stay overnight in Greenwich and leave vehicles at the finish. A link will be shared on the website shortly for participants to pre-book. There will be a charge for this service which will need to be paid upfront at the time of booking. Details will be confirmed shortly.
  • We recommend that participants that need to drive their own vehicles, stay in Greenwich and make use of the scheduled river service. Please visit http://www.visitgreenwich.org.uk/ for accommodation information. If participants have a designated driver that isn’t participating they can of course stay wherever they like and drive their vehicle at their own leisure to park at the finish.


BIG BEN – SUP/Kayak/Canoe/SUP

Start and Finish

  • All participants must arrive on Sunday morning at Barn Elms Sports Centre prior to event start. On arrival they will need to sign in and collect event packs.
  • Parking will be provided in Putney on Sunday for the duration of the event
  • Cost: £12.50 per vehicle or £25 for a vehicle with trailer. Please note that these prices are significantly lower than what they would usually be to park at the venue for this duration of time.
  • Pre-booking via the website on a first come first served basis.


YOU CAN NOW BOOK PARKING HERE. THE CLIPPER SHUTTLE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO BOOK SOON.