The Venue

The event is taking place at the fantastic Dorney Lake, one of the venues of the 2012 Olympic Games. Allow yourself ample time to get to the venue, especially if you are in an early wave and driving as M4 traffic is heavy early Friday morning. The walk from the parking area to transition can take up to 20 mins, so please leave plenty of time and keep to the designated walk way at all times.

Eton College Rowing Centre
Dorney Lake
Tel: 01753 832756

Open from 6:30am until 7:00pm.

Dorney Lake is ideally located within easy reach of London, Heathrow Airport, the M4 corridor and the M25, M40 and M3 motorways. It is also well-served by the rail network.


  • Exit the M4 motorway at Junction 7
  • Turn left onto the A4 towards Maidenhead
  • Pass through one set of traffic lights and after 500m turn left at roundabout onto B3026, signposted for Dorney and Eton
  • Pass back over the M4, entering the village of Dorney
  • On the sharp left-hand bend, turn right, signposted Dorney Reach
  • After 400m enter the Dorney Lake site through the large double white gates


Car parking is available to the side of the main access road, an 800m walk from the transition area. There will be parking attendants to direct you.

The disabled drop-off point / parking is situated behind the Clubhouse. Please be aware that the road leading to the Clubhouse becomes part of the race course, so will be closed from 8:30am until the end of the race.

The main stations for Dorney Lake are Slough (Paddington line) and Windsor & Eton Riverside (from Waterloo) but it is also near Burnham, Taplow, Maidenhead and Windsor & Eton Central (branch of Paddington line).

All these stations are within a quarter-hour drive of Dorney Lake.

For those thinking of taking the train and cycling from Eton Riverside to Dorney Lake you may find the links below helpful;

Download cycle restriction leaflet >>
Cycling from the station to Dorney Lake route map >>

There are taxi ranks at most stations. Otherwise call:

  • Burnham Cars on 01753 775770
  • Windsor Radio Cars on 01753 677677
  • Five Star Radio Cars on 01753 858888

More Information

Changing and showering facilities are available at Dorney Lake. Access will be available from 8:00am on the day of the event.

Competitors will be able to take one bag into transition which is secure to competitors only. There is no provision for secure storage of valuables. The organisers are not responsible for any loss of property.

A café/bar will be open from 9:00am, serving breakfast rolls, sandwiches, snacks and soft and alcoholic drinks all day. There will also be a barbeque, serving burgers and salads.

You are very welcome to bring a picnic with you which you will be able to enjoy on the spectator green (weather permitting of course!) However, the venue does not allow personal gazebos or barbeques. Please ensure you dispose of rubbish in the bins provided.

There is plenty of space for spectators so please encourage family and friends to come and support you! Their cheers may be just the push you need as you’re nearing the finish line.

Please be aware that spectators will not be allowed in the transition area.

Dogs are welcome at Dorney Lake but must be kept on a lead please.