If you've already booked:
The coach leaves from the car park behind Dorking Halls at 2pm (officially this is the Reigate Road car park RH4 1SG).
We usually arrive at Olympia about 90 minutes later allowing plenty of time for shopping and eating before the evening performance.
The coach drops you off outside the entrance to Olympia that is adjacent to the train station but it leaves from the other side of the Olympia building (the park the coaches round the back). There are masses of coaches, so good idea to take a photo of ours and its reg on your phone so you can find it again.
Nigel Dipple will hand out tickets on the coach. His number is 07831 272397 if you have any problems on the day.
Normally Dorking council makes the parking free on the Saturdays running up to Christmas. Unfortunately, this year it’s different and the car park behind Dorking Halls will be charging. It is £1 an hour until 6pm. It may be an idea to have change with you (they take 5ps to £2 coins) or you can pay online using myringgo.co.uk — it is officially Reigate Road carpark and the Ring Go code is 5631.
Update 5 July:
This year Goodwood will be using the FEI approved alternative option to Phase A. There will be a designated, controlled warm-up area which will be a minimum of 7000 square metres in area, and will be properly stewarded, with a Judge and Vet in attendance.
Competitors will be given a time for the Start of A, when they must enter the warm-up area.
All the rules and penalties for Marathon Section A will apply to the controlled warm-up area.
Competitors must halt during the controlled warm-up if instructed to do so by a steward. The signal will be a double blast on a whistle.
Competitors will be called to the compulsory harness/bit check from the controlled warm-up area. They will then proceed to the Transfer Section and then to the Start of B. They will be started on Section B on completion of the Transfer Section without a rest.
** Obstacle news **
If you've competed at Goodwood in previous years, you will remember two obstacles among the trees up in the woods. These have been retired for this year, and two new obstacles will be constructed in the fields towards the lorry park. It is hoped that this will allow us to plan a section route with fewer steep climbs. We cannot confirm the length of the section until the course is finalised but it is likely to be between 7 and 8km.
It's not too soon to enter Goodwood. There are 4 simultaneous events -- so something for everyone. The 2DE region and club events, and the 1DE Evolution / Young and the world famous Small Pony Grand Prix.
Frances Winter and Harry, the Easter bunnies
The correct headgear was vital in the rainy conditions.