Here are some fun and useful safety tips as we prepare to go Off the Beatson Track!

28th Aug 2014

Before you go Off the Beatson Track, here’s all you need to know about joining us on the day and what you need to do. If you already signed up with us online, by phone or text, you do not need to sign in with us on the day – you’re all set!  We recommend that you arrive in plenty of time to find friends, get warmed up with Train Smart and be ready to start the walk at 11.00am. STV’s Sean Batty will be our host and keep you updated on the day! Here’s a quick run-down of our timings in the morning:             10:00    Event opens10:30    A Big Beatson welcome from STV’s Sean Batty10:40    Warm Up hosted by Train Smart11:00    Let’s go Off the Beatson Track!If you have any friends, family or colleagues who want to take part but haven’t signed up, please note that there will be an ‘on the day registration point’ within our Beatson Cancer Charity marquee.  Please advise new registrants to arrive as close to 10.00am as possible.Start time: Due to the large number of walkers taking part, there will be staggered set off times based on walking pace:   11:00 Brisk - for walkers aiming to finish in 2.15-2.30 hours11:10 Moderate - for walkers aiming to finish in 2.30-3 hours11:20 Relaxed - for walkers aiming to finish in 3+ hoursRoute Map: Please click here to download our route map which you can print off and bring along with you on the day. Alternatively, you can pick up your route map from the Beatson Cancer Charity marquee on the day. Do you need an accessible route? If so, please call us on 0141 212 0505. Plan your journey: Car parking at the Riverside Museum will be extremely limited on the day and will be available on a first come first served basis. If you do secure parking space on the day, please purchase your pay and display ticket as normal at machines located throughout the car park. To park all day, you will need to collect a pass from the Beatson Cancer Charity marquee which entitles you to park at the Riverside for the full day. However, we strongly advise participants not to travel by car unless absolutely necessary. To help you, please read through the following transport information below.    Safety First: Please pay close attention to any safety messages on the day. For your safety, our bright yellow event marshals will be placed along the route and at the Riverside Museum.Sponsorship Money: Please don't bring your sponsorship money on the day, you can pay in your funds safely and simply in a number of ways all we ask is that you deposit these within 30 days. For more information click here.    For anyone hoping to register online before the big day, please note that online registration closes on Thursday, 28th August at 9pm.If you have registered from 26th August onwards, please note that you will need to collect your bright yellow Beatson Cancer Charity tee from the marquee on arrival. You can collect your t-shirt from our team between 10.00-10.40am. Your welcome letter and sponsor forms will be sent to you either through first class post or on email, depending on your stated preference. Getting there and awayPlease note that parking will be extremely limited on the day with no on street parking available until Partick. As there are now over one thousand participants on Off the Beatson Track, please do not bring the car unless absolutely necessary. We have listed all of the relevant information below to help you plan your journey. WalkRiverside Museum is on the North bank of the River Clyde, just along the Clydeside from the SECC going towards Partick (West). Visit http://walkit.com/cities/glasgow/ to plan your route. CycleIf you’re feeling energetic and plan to cycle to our event, there are bicycle racks to secure up to 28 bikes located close to the Museum. UndergroundWhy not park at one of the Park & Ride Underground Stations: Bridge Street, Kelvinbridge or Shields Road. Riverside Museum is then only a 10 minute walk from either Partick or Kelvinhall subway stations - follow signs to Riverside Museum. Visit www.spt.co.uk for more info.TrainsThe nearest Train Station for main-line trains is Partick Station, then it’s around a 10 minute walk to Riverside Museum. Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for more info.FerryA FREE ‘on demand’ ferry service will again link the Riverside Museum and Govan/Govan Stones at the Old Church this summer. The ferry will operate between Govan pontoon and the Riverside pontoon from Monday 7 July until Sunday 21 September, 8am- 6pm Mon- Fri and 9.45am- 5.30pm at weekends – it accommodates bicycles too!Visit www.clydecruises.com for more info.Parking & travelling by carPlease note that parking will be limited on the day and we do not recommend travelling by car unless absolutely necessary. Please pay £1 at the pay station and bring your ticket to the registration point where you will be given a car parking pass. This will cover your vehicle for event parking all day.  12 spaces are reserved for blue badge holders, free of charge with no time restrictions. Disabled drop off point for the Riverside Museum - via the slipway road (to the right as you drive onto the Riverside site).  There is also a Pay & Display car park at Kelvin Hall, Bunhouse Road (the previous home of the Museum of Transport) that's only a 15 minute signposted walk to Riverside.   Driving directions to the Riverside MuseumFrom the M8 motorway, take Junction 19 and travel west bound along the Clydeside Expressway (A814) for about one mile to Pointhouse road. Then turn left into the Riverside Car Park area.Entertainment As part of #offthebeatsontrack we have some exciting and unique entertainment.Here are just a few highlights

We would also like to thank Scotland’s favourite Weather Presenter Sean Batty from STV for agreeing to be our Master of Ceremonies for the day.For any other questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team on 0141 212 0505 or events@beatsoncancercharity.org.