Please wear your number pinned to the front of your vest.
Chip timing is crucial for this event so please make sure your chip is secure.
Toilets are provided at the Scouts Hut
Changing and Baggage
There will be changing and baggage storage facilities available at the Sandridge Scout Hut, however space will be limited so please try and come changed and ready to run if possible. There will be supervised storage for bags and belongings but please leave valuables at home as the St Albans Striders will not be responsible for lost property.
The car park is situated off the B651, the main road that runs from Sandridge to Wheathampstead, at the north end of Sandridge village. The nearest postcode to the entrance driveway is AL4 9DQ and there is a brown tourist sign pointing into the car park from the main road. If you are travelling towards Wheathampstead, it is a left turn off the B561.
Follow signs uphill from the car park to reach the Scout Hut; there will be signs to guide you.
On the bus:
There are two buses for Heartwood Forest that stop in Sandridge village, the CentreBus 304/305 from Welham Green to Hitchin via St Albans, and the Uno Arriva 657 from Redbourn to Hatfield via Harpenden. On Saturdays, these can be accessed at St Albans station or in the market street.
Check the timetable: www.centrebus.co.uk (route 304/305), www.unobus.info (route 657)
This means generally a bus each half hour from St Albans and the journey time to Sandridge is approx. 20 mins. The bus stop by St Leonard’s Church is right by bridleway “Pound Lane” leading to Heartwood Forest and the Scout Hut. The way through the farmyard and up the bridleway will be way marked, as it is the last part of the route as it returns to the Scout Hut.
Take the train to St Albans City station (First Capital Connect, Brighton to Bedford line). Start from St Pancras International or from other Thameslink stations (e.g. Blackfriars, Farringdon, West Hampstead Thameslink, etc.)