Who’s up for a new Olympic distance triathlon in beautiful North Devon? The Croyde Ocean Triathlon promises an exhilarating 1.5km sea swim in the Atlantic Ocean, a punishing 40km bike route along coastal roads with some steep hills thrown in, and finished with a demanding 12km trail run.


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With just 300 spots available, the race will start at Putsborough Sands, with marshals recruited from Croyde Surf Lifesaving Club to keep athletes safe in the water. Once out of the ocean, competitors will begin the gruelling bike route, designed by pro cyclist Chris Green, who marked out the London 2012 Olympic bike course and is heavily involved in the Tough Mudder events.