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Bedford Eights and Fours Head – Sunday 9th February 2020
2000m course downstream on the River Great Ouse

Race Information

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 seven 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 16:30.

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

Eights £88 (J15 & above). Sorry, we regret that we are unable to accept entries for Octoples in 2020.

Fours / Quads £44 (J14 & above)

Engraved glass tankards 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 do not accept online payments from BROE, so please either send a cheque, together with a printed summary sheet showing your entries, to Bedford Head,c/o 8 Bower Street, Bedford, MK40 3RE.
{Please make cheques payable to: ‘Bedford Rowing Club’.}
Alternatively, you can pay for your entries by BACS Transfer – our bank details are on BROE. Unpaid crews risk exclusion from the Draw.

Entries will open on Monday 6th January 2020.
Entries will close when sufficient paid-up entries are received, or at 2pm on Sunday 2nd February.


See here for current entry statistics. 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.  Access to this is via the small white bridge at the eastern (downstream) end of the course at the end of The Embankment, very close to the turn off from Longholme Way.

There is plenty of passenger parking available nearby at Aspects Leisure Park http://aspectsleisurebedford.co.uk/.

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.  **