The Beccles Triathlon is first and foremost a superb sporting event for Beccles and the region’s top Triathletes, as well as anyone who wants to try a Tri for the first time.
But we also hope it’s going to raise vital and much needed funds to keep the community open air swimming pool, Beccles Lido, open.
If you’d like to be sponsored for the Triathlon in aid of the Lido, then we have a Virgin Money Giving site which makes it really easy for you to publicise yourself and raise sponsorship online. Just click here and start fundraising – every £1 raised really does make a difference! (Quick tip: we recommend you set your page up as a ‘Personal Challenge’)
We are currently looking into whether we will have any Beccles Triathlon merchandise available before or during the event but the BEST way to get to wear the COOLEST hoodies and swimming, cycling, running and Triathlon kit in the region is to join the Beccles Triathlon Club.
We had 4 fantastic VOLUNTEER photographers at the Lido and out on the course during the 2016 Beccles Triathlon. Some of the pics are on our Facebook page and the rest are HERE (and available to download in lo-res FOR FREE! and hi-res for a small fee, all of which will go towards the running costs of the Triathlon, with any profits going towards the upkeep of Beccles Lido). And you can still view (and purchase!) our 2015, 2014 and 2013 pics HERE, HERE and HERE.
Running a Triathlon isn’t cheap, and if you are a local company who can help with any of the logistics or expenses, or with prizes for goody bags, please click here and let us know – we’d love to here from you. We’ll make sure you get lots of exposure on the website and in all of our PR.
So first and foremost, enjoy our Beccles Triathlon. And if you can help us raise some funds for the Lido as well, very many thanks!
A number of stalls were on poolside in 2016 for all to browse and enjoy:
- TriHarder is Norfolk’s first dedicated triathlon shop and Ben & James will be selling all manner of equipment, including race belts, goggles, helmets and shorts (just in case you forget anything!)
- In a Spin Cycles is your local pro cycle shop and service centre, stocking all your cycling triathlon needs and the Boardman Elite cycle range.
- The 2016 Aviva Women’s Tour is part of the UCI Women’s World Tour, the leading worldwide series of races for professional women’s cyclists. It will start in Southwold on Wednesday 15th June and pass through Beccles! Representatives from the Tour will be at Beccles Lido for our Triathlon.
- For our 2016 goody bags, Norwich based Kettle Foods have donated KETTLE® Bites – tasty new baked snacks with less than 100 calories. Pop along to their stall for a tasting.
We expect to have similar in 2017.
All profits to Beccles Lido, registered Charity No 1132102