2012 RACE NEWS
Remedial Road, Bridge and Level Crossing Works Easter 2012
Parking at Crofton this year will be at the Crofton Pumping Station. A large field is at our disposal and all areas of Crofton are easily accessible from here. Follow directions from Marshalls into field then access the Towpath through the Pumping Station grounds. Please respect visitors to the Pumping Station by walking, not running, through the grounds.
Remedial work at Kintbury has been suspended until further notice. It is not expected to re-commence prior to Easter. Please note: the car park for the Dundas Arms (north bank) is out of bounds to DW Supporters. It is solely for the use of the patrons of the pub.
The two main access roads into Aldermaston Wharf are closed! However there is a diversion. Leave Woolhampton heading east on the A4, at the temporary traffic lights turn right into FROUD'S LANE, follow Froud's Lane over Railway and Canal bridges to end. At the next set of temporary traffic lights TURN LEFT, back towards the Wharf; ignore the diversion sign here as it is directing you to Aldermaston village. With people parking sensibly there should be lots of space as there is no through traffic. To return to the A4, reverse your route. People need to drive with care as Froud's Lane is single track in several places.
Access is closed from the A4 to both foot and vehicle traffic, we recommend that supporters do not go there; whilst there is a diversion it is lengthy, convoluted and not practical after going to Aldermaston. In addition you would have to retrace your route to the A4 in order to get to Theale. There is good access and parking at Theale; remember the width restriction on canal bridge.
After careful consideration the Environment Agency have CLOSED Chertsey lock to supporters. This means that support CAN ONLY be given along the road outside the lock. There is NO access to a portage along the lock or across the weir tail. Please respect the Environment Agency ruling day and night.
Please remember this is the breeding season for swans and the males can become aggressive in the protection of their nesting mate. The only one we are currently aware of is just upstream of County Lock.