We hope you’re as excited as we are for the second of our three regional heats. This will be taking place in Bristol, hosted by our Southern Heat sponsors Origin Coffee this Friday 28th November and we’re expecting it to kick off at around 8.30am.
We’ve had lots of questions about the location – yes it is indeed on a boat! Here’s some more info to help you find it….
The full land address is below
ss Great Britain
Great Western Dockyard
Gas Ferry Road
There’s some great resources on the SS Great Britain website on how to get there, and there’s plenty of nearby hotels.
Tim Whyte, the event organiser, has these comments on parking for those who choose to drive up.
This is on Spike Island in Bristol Harbour. There is quite a large car-park on site (ca. 150 vehicles), operated on a first-come first-serve basis by the City Council. On arrival, please disregard the City’s parking machines and purchase a ticket from one of the stewards at the gate (or ask at the visitors’ centre if arriving in the midst of the day). Tickets are £2.50 and cover the entire day of purchase until midnight – probably the best rate in the city centre. Guests will need to write the date and their registration number on their tickets, and display them on their dashboards.
The next-best car park is probably Millenium Square at @Bristol (the science museum). This is on the north shore of the Harbour, which is linked to Spike Island via the cross-harbour ferry. It would take about five minutes to walk from Millenium Square to the ferry landing stage at Hanover Quay, which takes about two minutes to cross the harbour and arrives right at the ss Great Britain. We can’t make any guarantees regarding Millenium Square for obvious reasons, but their website with all the info is here: http://www.at-bristol.org.uk/parking.html. Please see http://numbersevenboattrips.com/crossharbour.html for ferry information.
Entry is free and we hope many of you will turn up to spectate, it’s looking to be a busy day with some really great competitors.
See you there!