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Bedford Spring Fours and Small Boats Head – Sunday 5th April 2020
2000m course downstream on the River Great Ouse

CANCELLED: https://www.britishrowing.org/2020/03/17-march-update-on-coronavirus/

Thank you for your support. The Events Committee hope to see you on the riverbank at an event later in 2020.



This Head Race will be run under British Rowing’s Personal Ranking System, as defined in British Rowing Rules of Racing Rule 3.

Racing will be in eight divisions under the Rules of British Rowing, the British Rowing Rules of Racing and the RowSafe Code.

Division times

Division 1 09:00

Division 2 10:15

Division 3 11:30

Division 4 13:00

Division 5 14:15

Division 6 15:30

Division 7 16:45

Division 8 17:45.

Please note that racing in consecutive divisions is possible, though not recommended.
If you are unable to make it to the Start on time, you will be prevented from racing, and may not be able to race in a subsequent division unless there is sufficient space.

Entry Fees

Fours/Quads – £44 J14 and above

Doubles/Pairs – £22  J16 and above

Single sculls – £11  J16 and above

Medals will be presented to each status winner where at least two crews start.
Entries will only be accepted via BROE, available at https://broe2.britishrowing.org/
We now accept online payments from BROE.

Entries will open on Monday 17th February 2020.
Entries will close when sufficient paid-up entries are received, or at 2pm on Sunday 29th March. The draw will take place at 5pm at Bedford Rowing Club on Sunday 29th March.


See here for entry statistics in the fullness of time. Please note that there is a manual step our Entries Secretary has to do before this updates.

Important Documents
Information for Competitors

Bedford Head: Local Rules
Bedford Head – Welfare Plan
Bedford Head – Safeguarding Children Plan


We are reliant on the goodwill of Bedford Borough Council for the use of Longholme for trailer parking at our events throughout the year.  However, due to the high water levels over the New Year period, this grassed open area is currently very soft.

There is plenty of passenger parking available nearby at Aspects Leisure Park.

The riverside grass area is to be treated with respect and all litter is to be removed.

** We reserve the right to take action against clubs who disregard these requests.  **