Cycle Law Scotland is delighted to announce that it will be an official event partner supporting Ironman 70.3 Edinburgh, which is taking place this Sunday, 2nd July 2017.
Jodi Gordon is Associate Solicitor at the specialist law firm which represents cyclists and triathletes injured on Scotland’s roads. A novice triathlete herself, she said:
“This is an event we were keen to support, especially as it is the first time it has been held in Scotland. Edinburgh provides a fantastic setting for the thousands of athletes and supporters expected at the event and the course will be a tremendous challenge.
“Getting to know many cyclists and triathletes through the course of our work, we understand the commitment of these athletes; the focus on their fitness and the mileage they cover during training.
We wish them all the very best of luck.”
The Inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Edinburgh begins with a 1.2 mile swim at Preston Links before athletes will head eastwards from Cockenzie on a 56 mile one loop bike course, heading inland through Haddington, Pencaitland and onto East Saltoun. From here, an out and back undulating loop incorporates the village of Gifford which entails the most technical part of the course on a route that hugs the Lammermuirs. After transitioning, athletes are lead around a multi-lap, 13.1 mile run within Holyrood Park, before crossing the finish line.
“We know the dangers and potential risks that triathletes are exposed to on the roads during their training. We also know that in order to compete, they need to be in full health and their bike needs to be in good working order. Therefore, following a road traffic collision, where they may have been injured and their bike damaged, our prime focus is on ensuring their early rehabilitation and repair or replacement of their bike. Our passion is on providing them with a first-class service.”