Participant Information

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 12:00-17:00).
  • 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.
  • Boat racking will be provided for leaving boats overnight (security patrolled) and parking for vehicles and trailers if required.
  • 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.
  • Cost: £5 per vehicle/vehicle with trailer.
  • Pre-booking via the website on a first come first served basis, with pay on exit available on the day subject to availability.


LONDON CROSSING - PADDLESPORTS (Kayak/Canoe/SUP)

Start

  • Putney
  • Load in of vessels, sign in and pack collection on Saturday afternoon (participants will be given time slots for arrival throughout the day, between 12:00 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 in a pre-allocated secure area near the start area ready for the event start on Sunday.
  • Cost: £5 per vehicle/vehicle with trailer
  • Pre-booking via the website on a first come first served basis, with pay on exit available on the day subject to availability

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: £5 per vehicle/vehicle with trailer
  • Pre-booking via the website on a first come first served basis, with pay on exit available on the day subject to availability. 

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 – PADDLESPORTS (Kayak/Canoe/SUP)

Start and Finish

  • All participants must arrive on Sunday morning 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: £5 per vehicle/vehicle with trailer, with pay on exit available on the day subject to availability.
  • We strongly advise participants to vehicle share where possible
  • Pre-booking via the website on a first come first served basis, with pay on exit available on the day subject to availability.


ALL REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH DETAILS FOR PRE-BOOKING CAR PARKS AND RIVER SHUTTLES AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE TO BOOK.