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Recommended Gear and Equipment for triathlons

Here's a non exhaustive list of gear and kit you would need for competing in triathlons, with links to suggested suppliers.

For any Summer Tri Series event, there's a section called "What do I need to enter event" which has information on what you need to enter our triathlon.

  • Race Bike - Triathlon bike, road bike or mountain bike, Doesn't matter as long as it's road worthy and safe - Check out Albion Cycles for help.
  • Swim cap - you'll get one at a Summer Tri Series event for us to record your swim laps, but it's a good idea to get your own for open water training
  • Safety pins - we'll supply them on the day of our event but it's always worth having your own supply

Kit needed for transition

  • Gear bag
  • Large towel for the ground
  • Water bottle
  • Small towel for drying off

General equipment for triathlons

Swim kit for triathlons

Recommended Bike equipment for triathlons

  • Bike - Triathlon bike, road bike or moutain bike, as long as it's roadworthy and safe. We recommend Albion Cycling Co. in Holmfirth.
  • Bike helmet
  • Sunglasses
  • Bike shorts/jersey (unless wearing tri-suit)
  • Water bottle
  • Bike shoes
  • Socks
  • Spare tire
  • Bike pump
  • Energy bars/gels like these on Amazon

Recommended running gear

  • Race belt with race number like one of these
  • Running shoes
  • Socks
  • Hat / sweat band
  • Energy bar / gels
  • Water bottle & carrier (optional)


Our triathlon events rely on friendly, approachable and enthusiastic people just like you to support our athletes, in a range of roles including registration, pool counting, transition, start / stop dismount, marshalling and generally helping make the event run as smoothly as possible.

If you could spare us an hour or two, or maybe the whole event, which usually lasts five hours from registration to the last athlete over the line, we've love to hear from you. 

In return for your help you will receive free entry into one of our events as well food and drinks on the day.

Drop us a line by clicking the button below, or call Dave on 07775 564 254.

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Holme Valley Mountain Rescue support us at our triathlon events and are on hand with marshalling and first response first-aiders. And for this we are forever grateful which is why a percentage of our profits are donated to them from every event.

Find out more about the services they provide at

Mountain Rescue


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