Brownlee Tri @ Harewood House 26 September

I have received the information below

“We are writing to you with regards to the “Brownlee Tri”, Alistair and Jonny Brownlee’s legacy triathlon, which is returning to Harewood House on Saturday 26th September 2015. We very much appreciated your co-operation with the event last year and are thrilled to bring it back this year.

As per last year, there will be traffic restrictions in place on the cycle route*. Traffic management measures will therefore be in place to ensure the safety of participants and reduce traffic congestion in the surrounding area.

As agreed with Leeds Highways, the following traffic restrictions will be in place from 08:00 to 17:30 on Saturday 26th September:

A659

  • Road closures in both directions from the junction with the A61 to Rawden Hill
  • Access only from Pool-in-Wharfedale with no through route

Weardley Lane

  • Road closure in both directions from it’s junction with the A659 to Eccup Lane
  • Resident access only from High Weardley Lane/ Eccup Lane to the Harewood House Estate entrance

Please note, there is no access to Weardley Lane from the A61 via the A659 due to the cycle route.

The proposed diversion route from Harewood village, which will be clearly signed, will follow the A61 north and left down the A658 towards Pool-in-Wharfedale.

Advanced warning signs will be installed 7 – 10 days prior to the event to notify drivers of the pending traffic restrictions during event hours.

Harewood Access

 Whilst the event is free to spectators, parking will be charged at £5 per car (free for Harewood Card Holders).  Event day parking will be open from 07:30 in the South Park, to the left of the main entrance to Harewood off the A61.  To reduce traffic in the village where possible, there will be an additional access and egress point located out of Green Gate onto the A61, to the south of the main entrance.  Due to the nature of the event, vehicles are expected to arrive and depart periodically throughout the day.

The event is part of Alistair and Jonny’s drive to encourage people of all ages and abilities to take part in a sport that has given them so much enjoyment over the years.  Many participants will be fundraising for our Official Charity Partner, Macmillan Cancer Support, and this community event will also have a full programme of entertainment on the Estate to provide a great day out for participants and spectators.

In the Entertainment Village, amongst other sports, activities and retail, there will be The Collective Kids’ Duathlon, in association with the British Triathlon Trust, for children of all ages to ‘Try a Tri’ for free. It would be great to encourage more youngsters in the sport and we would really appreciate it if you are able to pass the message on about this to local schools.”