Viewing options for World Triathlon
The MS Amlin World Triathlon is set to take to the streets of Hamilton on Saturday, and organisers say there are a range of options for spectators.
Tickets are still available for the Tri-Club viewing deck on the balcony of Pier 6, which will feature guest appearances by Bermuda’s own Flora Duffy.
And grandstand seating will be located at the finish line on Front Street, with a free viewing stand overlooking No 1 car park, where athletes will transition during the race.
Meanwhile those who want to watch elite athletes tackle the course’s greatest challenge — Corkscrew Hill — can do so at the Belco Family Fun Zone in Avocado Lodge Park.
The Fun Zone will feature a range of food and drink options, along with live entertainment and a big screen to watch the rest of the races.
A spokeswoman said: “The Belco Family Fun Zone also has the added benefit of free, easy parking at the Arboretum and easy access via Tee Street, Frog Lane and Montpellier Road.
“Flora Duffy might not be in the elite race, but she will enter a team in the age group competition and will still treat Bermuda to the thrills of witnessing her brilliance on a 20km bike leg.
“The race is short and Duffy’s team is fast, so the window to cheer on Duffy and Team TriBermuda is from 8.15am to 9am this Saturday.”
A special International Fan Zone will be set up outside of the Cabinet Grounds to welcome representatives from the various nations represented in the competition.
The spokeswoman said: “Supporters from USA, Canada, Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, Japan, Australia and New Zealand will be flying the flag to support their athletes.
“France, Portugal and Spain are also represented. Locals are encouraged to join one of the nations at the International Fan Zone in warm Bermudian style.”
Hamilton’s bars and restaurants will also offer opportunities to watch the race.
The spokeswoman said: “If you fancy something close to the centre of things, you can make a reservation at one of the many Front Street restaurants that have terraces overlooking the venue, where you can sit and watch the races while enjoying breakfast or lunch.
“Other good vantage points are the corner of Reid Street and Burnaby Street, and along Reid Street to Queen Street provides great viewing of the Elite bike and run.”
The MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda 2019 is the second of three annual World Series Triathlon events that Bermuda will host.
The ITU series will return to Bermuda again in 2021, when Bermuda hosts the ITU Grand Final and Age Group World Championships.
Those who want to watch the event in person are urged to visit tribermuda.com for information on road closures and parking.
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