Park and Sail with Gosport Ferry
One of the easiest and most relaxing ways to get to and from the event is to take the short ferry journey from Gosport across Portsmouth Harbour. There are a large number of public car parks in walking distance from the ferry terminal at Gosport, with Haslar Marina also open for parking on the day.
Once across the water Portsmouth Harbour is only a 20-minute walk from the start area, an ideal warm-up and cool down and a sure fire way to beat the traffic queues.
A two-boat service will run every 7.5 minutes during peak time with a crossing time of just 4 minutes. Ferries start at 05.30 and run until midnight. More details are available on gosportferry.co.uk or call 02392 524551. Hovertravel is running extra early services on Sunday 23 October to help you get to the start line quicker.
There are additional early crossings from Ryde to Southsea, departing at 08:00, 08:05, 08:15, 08:30, 08:35, 09:00, 09:05, 09:30 and 09:35 from Hovertravel’s Ryde terminal the journey time across the Solent is under 10 minutes so you can be at the start line on Clarence Esplanade in plenty of time to warm up.
To book a seat on one of these additional services, tickets can be purchased online at hovertravel.com or at both terminals.