Outlaw Half Nottingham Aquabike
Sun 18 May 2025 Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK

Outlaw Half Nottingham Aquabike

This open water aquabike comprises a swim in Regatta Lake and a relatively flat bike course within the park grounds and out into the countryside. All levels welcome, solo or relay teams.

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  • Sun 18 May 2025
National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham

Outlaw Half Nottingham Aquabike



Age 18 & over on 31 Dec 2025

  • 1.2 miles lake swimming
  • 56 miles road cycling


It’s the fastest selling, most in demand event weekend in the Outlaw series!

Now with events for everyone as well as the lively event village and grandstand seating overlooking the famous orange carpet. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the experience!


By request, the Outlaw Sprint Nottingham returns on the Saturday. This is a flat and fast open water sprint event and there’s the option to take part as an individual, or in a two or three person relay.

The Future Outlaw run takes place on Saturday afternoon for aspiring Outlaws aged 4-15.

Sunday sees Outlaw Half Nottingham incorporating the new Outlaw Half Nottingham Aquabike. This is a fast middle distance course, which is ideal for everyone from newbies to professionals. Take part in a two or three person relay or try the Aquabike (swim-bike), which takes place at the same time, on the same course as the Triathlon, but your Outlaw race is completed after the bike.


  • Well-established multi-sport weekend
  • Lively Event Village and grandstand seating
  • Great for friends, family and spectators
  • Ideal venue for a triathlon and kids events
  • Flat and fast routes
  • All levels welcome from newbies to pros
  • Relay options for two or three people

This event is part of Outlaw Half Nottingham Weekend.

Event video

  • All fitness levels
  • Dogs allowed
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Swim hat provided
  • Wetsuit required


There is a lively atmosphere at the event village and there are plenty of places to cheer people on, including from the Grandstand seating at the finish line.

The National Water Sports Centre & Holme Pierrepont Country Park offer wide open space and various attractions. The Event Village will have options for eating and a range of exhibitors. Dogs on a lead are welcome.

  • Accommodation
  • Camping
  • Paid parking
  • Park

Event HQ

National Water Sports Centre
Adbolton Lane
Holme Pierrepont
NG12 2LU


Onsite camping can be booked directly via the National Water Sports Centre. This is a very short walk from the event site and tends to sell out quickly! The campsite at nearby Thorntons Holt is also popular.


Alternatively there is a wide range of hotels and accommodation in nearby West Bridgford and the City Centre.

Paid parking

The National Water Sports Centre operates an ANPR parking system, and you need to purchase the relevant parking tickets via Park PCM for the days you will be attending the event site. Please remember that those racing on Sunday are required to register and rack on Saturday.

You can purchase tickets in advance via the Park PCM website using code 4455. To purchase a weekend (2 day) ticket, please select Saturday and choose the weekend option.

  • Cut off time
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • Mass start
  • Out and back
  • Toilets
  • Water stations
  • Wave start


Start format will be time trial with swimmers being sent off the pontoons at short intervals. Waves and start times are allocated based on swim time, individuals will receive their personal start time prior to the event but should arrive early in case of running ahead of schedule. Wetsuits will be mandatory for the swim.



The swim is a very simple route. Starting at the boat house end of the lake you will swim straight down the lake past the Tower where you’ll then make a left turn to swim straight across the lake before making a 2nd left turn to swim straight back to exit the lake under the Swim Exit Gantry. It looks further than it is!



The bike course is flat and as fast as you want it to be. Keeping the lake on your left as you head to the top of the lake to taking 2 left bends, the 2nd a little tighter than the 1st, before heading straight back up the lake and taking the 2 left hand bends, again the 2nd being tighter than the 1st to complete your 1st of 4 laps.


Cut off times

  • Swim - 1 hour 10 minutes after your wave starts, with a further 10 minutes to reach the bike mount
  • Bike - 5 hours 20 minutes after your wave starts, there will be an intermediary cut off on the bike route also 

  • Chip timing
  • Medal
  • Post-race meal
  • T-shirt


  • Finisher's medal
  • Finisher's t-shirt
  • Orange carpet finish
  • On course support and nutrition
  • Chip timing
  • Live tracking
  • Post race meal
  • Recovery area
  • Category awards
  • Race swim hat
  • Drink bottles
  • Iconic location
  • Outstanding organisation

Optional extra

  • Personal photos packages available to purchase

  • Age 18 & over on 31 Dec 2025
  • Entries open
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Race pack collection and racking will be on Saturday. 

Entry fees

Early bird entry fee


A fantastic event I've taken part in twice now. Highly recommend it for first-time and PB-hunting middle-distance athletes. Nathan F

My first ever triathlon at 65 years old and 2 false knees I will never forget this amazing day and made all the better by all the helpers involved πŸ’™ Derek H

Great event, really well run. The weekend went super smooth due to excellent organisation. Paul B

Superb event! Can’t recommend it enough! The whole race, the support crew, the hard work behind the scenes just outstanding! The guy with the beard over on the rapids marshalling you made my run!!!! The high fives and the support I got each time I saw you made me smile so much!!!! THANK YOU!!! Jennie P

First race in two years. Fabulous event, great layout for novice and experienced triathletes. Mark B

Just the most amazing experience. A huge challenge for me, but the endless positivity from the volunteer crew was second to none. It's a stunning course and so glad I selected it for my first 70.1. Thank you all so much. Trevor G

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