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Go Tri Local Torbay 2023

July 1 All day


Date: January 3, 2023
Location: Torbay Velopark, Penwill Way, Paignton, TQ4 5JR

GO TRI Local is ideal for people that are brand new to swimming, biking and running and looking to take their first steps in a safe and enjoyable environment. Think of it as like Parkrun for Swim Bike Run. More experienced competitors are also welcome to take part.

GO TRI Local Torbay is normally on the first Saturday of every month. It’s a fully off-road course that suitable for all ages & abilities. These opportunities are all about having fun and building your confidence. With the opportunities, we have set out the minimum distances for each element of the event. The bike and run elements are lapped, so you can do as much or as little that want on the day. eg more experienced people can do a 150m swim, a 7.5K bike (5 laps of the velopark) and a 2k run which is 3 laps of our run course


Children as young as 6 (provided they can swim 25m) can take part with a responsible adult taking part with them. To book children, please read our FAQs further down this page first.

You start with a pool-based swim, followed by a Velopark ride on smooth, flat tarmac and a flat parkland run. In the event of bad weather, we may change the format to a duathlon or a reverse triathlon.


  • Traffic Free course
  • Friendly safe environment
  • For children as young as 4 (with a responsible adult taking part with them)
  • Timing & results provided
  • No upper age limit
  • Public liability insurance
  • Marked course
  • Entry is just £5 per person


  • Parking

There is plenty of parking in the Leisure Centre car park, but you do need to pay for it! See en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/building/torbay-leisure-centre-torquay/ . There is some free parking available starting a few hundred metres from the Leisure Centre.

  • FAQS

Do I need to be a good swimmer or biker, or runner to take part?

Absolutely not. You can swim as little as 50m or as much as 200m. You can even stop for a breather if you need to & breaststroke, front crawl, and even doggy paddle are all fine. It’s just backstroke that isn’t permitted. Similarly, on the bike leg, you’ll find the smooth, flat tarmac very easy to ride on. And the run is also flat with enough time to walk around if you prefer.

How do I book my children onto GO TRI Local?

We have to use the British Triathlon booking system for GO TRI Local. It doesn’t currently have a ‘basket’ system, but you can book multiple people using the same email address and password. See GO TRI Booking FAQ for more details.

Is GO TRI Local every month?

Yes, they are on the first Saturday of every month (except for May 2022, where we had to move it forward a week due to a clash with a swimming gala. In the winter months, we will probably switch the format to a duathlon (run bike run), aquabike (swim/indoor bike), or aquathlon (swim/run). Here are the first 12 confirmed dates. Event 1: Sat 2 April Event 2: Sat 30 April Event 3: Sat 4 June Event 4: Sat 2 Jul Event 5: Sat 6 Aug Event 6: Sat 3 Sep Event 7: Sat 1 Oct Event 8: Sat 5 Nov Event 9: Sat 3 Dec Event 10: Sat 7 Jan Event 11: Sat 4 Feb Event 12: Sat 4 Mar

Are GO TRI local events timed?

We are planning to time the first one & hope to continue. We will provide an overall time only. However, you are also very welcome to time yourself using a watch.

What kit do I need for GO TRI local?

  • Trainers
  • Shorts/Leggings
  • T-Shirt or top
  • Water bottle
  • Towel


  • 1 or 2-piece costume for ladies
  • Trunks or shorts for men
  • A wetsuit if your swim is open water
  • Don’t forget your goggles!


  • Bike* (any bike will do)
  • Helmet
  • * If this GO TRI activity uses spin bikes, you don’t need to bring your own bike *


  • All you need is a pair of trainers


Attendees at the triathlon event
Runners at the Tri Local event
Biker at the GO Tri Local event


Sportiva Events
07866 567 894
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Torbay Velopark, Penwill Way, Paignton
Paignton, Torbay Velopark, Penwill Way TQ4 5JR United Kingdom
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