With last weekend’s weather forcing the cancellation of the inaugural Castle to Coast Triathlon, organisers Fullsteam are determined to go all out to look after its participants and focus on a new launch date for the event in 2020 – Saturday, 25 July.

2019’s entrants will all receive a full refund for the cost of their 2019 entry and a discounted priority entry to next year’s event.

Lee Brown, Director and Founder of Fullsteam said: “It’s a massive shame that we were forced to cancel but the weather is out of our control. We were not prepared to compromise our commitment to the health and safety of our participants or spectators, and it turned out to be 100% the right call as Saturday’s conditions were atrocious.”

“We are now looking forward to 2020 and very much hope that all those who had been attracted to enter Saturday’s event by our innovative sportive format will be able to join us next July instead. We can’t wait to share this exciting concept with the world of triathlon.”

The Castle to Coast Sportive Triathlon will see entrants undertake a challenging 1.2-mile swim at Eton Dorney, followed by a 67-mile open road ride through the scenic, yet challenging Surrey Hills and a 13.2-mile trail run up Ditchling Beacon and through the South Downs for a finish on Brighton seafront.

Early bird tickets start at £130 and are available from Friday 16th July at 9am from www.fullste.am