In 2019 we were lucky enough to secure our place at Holme Pierrepont in Nottingham as the official open water swim providers at the venue. It is the home of the National Water Sports Centre and NGB of British Canoeing, the famous Outlaw Triathlons and has lots of other attractions, events and facilities that make it one of the best sporting venues in the UK.
Holme Pierrepont has already become a key venue for our business and with full-time staff based on site, retail space, coffee shop and a host of swimming sessions and events taking place throughout the summer we feel we can now offer one of the best open water swimming experiences in the UK.
RG FACILITIES IN NOTTINGHAM
rg:active Cafe: We know how important a proper cup of coffee is to triathletes and cyclists so we’ve partnered up with ‘Stewart’s of Trent Bridge’ to offer a superb cup of coffee to accompany the cakes and other treats we offer at our lakeside cafe. Whether you’ve been for a swim, going for a ride or just walking the dogs, come and enjoy what our cafe has to offer.
rg:active Shop: Alongside our cafe we have a small retail space where a growing selection of equipment is available to cater for all of your triathlon, swimming and cycling needs. We also offer wetsuit hire and wetsuit fitting advice at the shop so if your new to open water swimming you have the rare opportunity to ‘try-before-you-buy’ making sure you get the right wetsuit first time.
All of the products at HPP and more are available online at shop.rgactive.com.
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Nottingham has links to the legend of Robin Hood and to the lace-making, bicycle (notably Raleigh bikes), and tobacco industries. It was granted its city charter in 1897 as part of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Nottingham is a tourist destination; the thirteenth-highest amount in England’s 111 statistical territories.
Nottingham has an award-winning public transport system, including the largest publicly owned bus network in England and is also served by Nottingham railway station and the modern Nottingham Express Transit tram system. To the west lies Derby, separated from it by the M1 motorway that cuts through.
It is also a major sporting centre, and in October 2015, was named ‘Home of English Sport’. The National Ice Centre, Holme Pierrepont National Watersports Centre, and Trent Bridge international cricket ground are all based in or around the city, which is also the home of two professional football teams; the former world’s oldest professional league club Notts County, and Nottingham Forest, famously two-time winners of the UEFA European Cup in 1979 and 1980. The city also has professional rugby, ice hockey and cricket teams, and the Aegon Nottingham Open, an international tennis tournament on the ATP and WTA tours. This accolade came just over a year after Nottingham was named as the UK’s first City of Football.