Supporters at Checkpoints



 Red Rose 100


 Notes For Supporters.
Family and friend supporters are an important part of many entrants challenge event experience and never more so than on a 100 mile event. We acknowledge that, but it is not always possible to provide room for everyone at checkpoints. All the checkpoints on the Red Rose are staffed by LDWA groups and the Marshalls will try and help with supporters requests but the final decision on whether you can wait in a checkpoint or request information on a participant will rest with the marshalls on site. Please respect that. Below are some hints and tips on the convenient places to be near the checkpoints.
Start Venue.
Unfortunately Supporters will not be allowed in the Anderton Centre at the start of the event. There simply isn’t room. However, once the event is underway there are a number of points where you can cheer everyone and especially those known to you on their way.
The participants leave the centre and make their way over a reservoir dam. At the other end of the dam is a bowling club which serves teas etc. This offers a good vantage point to see the entrants off on their way. Alternatively the route goes through Rivington Park and makes it way up to the Pigeon Tower. There are many points along here or you could always make your way up to the Tower itself and watch them coming towards you. You could visit Rivington Pike as well whilst you are there, it is easily accessible from the pigeon tower. Back in Rivington it is well worth calling at Great House Barn if you need refreshments. There is a gift shop there too and leaflets on trails around the terraced gardens if you have the time. There is a Go Ape at the Barn too if you fancy a swing through the treetops! Public toilets are next to Great House Barn. There is a wealth of free parking on the many roads within the area. It is likely to be busy as it’s a very popular spot especially on a bank holiday but there should be room on the earlier start at least.
Checkpoint 1. Slipper Lowe.
There is no parking on site for supporters here. However there is a car park just off the A675 Belmont Road (signposted Tockholes). From here you will see the walkers as they come along from Belmont. You can walk to Hollinshead Hall and towards the checkpoint but for your own safety please follow the 100 route and do not walk along the road. There is also a free car park with public toilets and a café and pub (The Royal Arms) further along the road located past the checkpoint. You can walk back to the checkpoint from here but again please do not use the road.
Checkpoint 2. Feniscliffe.
This is a large Church Hall but it is likely to be very busy as it is still relatively near the beginning of the event. There is some parking at the the hall but if this is full there is parking at Witton Park which is just a few hundred yards away. The route goes through here after leaving the checkpoint so you can catch up with everyones progress there. Witton Park is having some redevelopment in the next 12 months so this information will be updated with the new facilities available nearer the event.
Checkpoint 3. Whalley.
There is plenty to do in Whalley –see other information on the website re places of interest in the area. There is P&D parking just by the Village Hall but there is also limited free on street parking. Alternatively you can park for free at Spring Wood picnic site which is a mile or so outside Whalley and on the route. This has public toilets and an ice cream van at certain times. The bluebells may still be out in the wood so the car park may well be busy.
Checkpoint 4. Barley.
Barley has a large P&D car park with a café and public toilets directly opposite the village hall. There is also a pub, tea room and restaurant. If you are feeling adventurous, you can follow the route to the top of Pendle Hill, admire the views and meet our witch!
Checkpoint 5. Downham.
The village hall is slightly out of the main centre and has a car park for Marshalls and supporters. There is also a free public car park with toilets just a short walk away. Downham is certainly worth a visit in daylight though it may well be getting dark when some arrive here. There is a tea room and pub in the village.
Checkpoint 6. Bolton By Bowland.
Parking at the village hall will be restricted to Marshalls use only. There is a free public car park with toilets on the same road. There is a pub in the village, the Coach and Horses which is directly in front of the Village Hall.
Checkpoint 7. Tosside.
Parking at the village hall is available plus some parking on the main road through the village.
Checkpoint 8. Slaidburn. Breakfast Stop.
Parking at the village hall will be restricted to Marshalls only. There is a P&D car park with toilets a few yards away. There is also a café and a very famous pub the “Hark to Bounty” in the village.
Checkpoint 9. Dunsop Bridge.
The village hall is slightly outside the main village with limited parking. (Supporters must not use the village hall car park during the day on Sunday)There is some free roadside parking available in the village and a P&D car park with toilets. There is a café and the village hall will be serving teas (which is why we have to move into a tent in the morning)
Checkpoint 10. Chipping.
Parking at the village hall is available. There is also a P&D car park with toilets nearby or there is some free on street parking in the village. There is a café and pub in the village.
Checkpoint 11. Hurst Green.
There is usually parking available at the village hall or on the main street of the village. Public toilets are situated on the main street also. There is a café and a pub here. It is well worth looking at Stonyhurst whilst you are here. The school may well have an event on with guided tours of the most important buildings. This will be updated on the website nearer the time.
Checkpoint 12. Mellor Brook.
This is a small village with limited on street parking. Best avoided if possible but the route does stay on the road for a while so there is some potential for you to see the participants.
Checkpoint 13. Hoghton
There is a large car park at the village hall but it does share this with the local cricket club so it may well be very busy if there is a match on. The village hall area is to the left of the gates when you drive in. The best place to stand is on the main drive to Hoghton Tower as the route comes down and back along this. The Tower itself is worth a visit if it is open.
Checkpoint 14. Brinscall
Parking near the church will be restricted to Marshalls only. There is free public parking nearby with a small park, swimming baths, fish and chip shop and tea room. There is ample opportunity on the route here to catch up with our fantastic participants, maybe cheer them on towards the finish.
Finish. The Anderton Centre.
We understand that the finish of the 100 is a special event for all entrants. However we have to be realistic given the size of the centre. There is unlikely to be any parking for supporters as the first people finish. However there will be room to drive in and collect participants. As more people finish and leave the centre there may be potential for supporters to park there but it will be at the discretion of the Marshalls on site.
Please be considerate if you do come into the centre. The health, safety and comfort of the participants are our main priority. Be aware of their needs before your own and follow any instructions/requests by the Marshalls on site. Thank you.
Click on the file below to see road mileage and approx driving times between each checkpoint.