I have been sent the information below by the Event Manager of the Brownlee Tri:

“We are writing to you with regards to the upcoming “Brownlee Tri”, the return of Alistair and Jonny Brownlee’s legacy triathlon, which will again take place at Harewood House on Saturday 24th September 2016. Your co-operation with the event last year was hugely appreciated and we are delighted to be coming back again this year in the wake of their fabulous success in the Rio Olympic Games, winning Gold and Silver for Team GB.

As per last year, there will be traffic restrictions in place on the cycle route*. These have not changed from last year’s event and so again we will have traffic management measures in place to ensure not only the safety of the participants but also to 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 24th September:


·         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 its 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. Additionally this year they will be looking to draw upon the enthusiasm that will hopefully be generated by the Olympics in Rio. 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.

The Entertainment Village is back with a range of sports, activities and retail to satisfy all ages.  Our Kids’ Duathlon allows even the youngest to take part and hopefully blaze a trail to the Olympics themselves! It would be fantastic if you could encourage as many local residents as possible to attend what promises to be a thoroughly entertaining day out regardless of whether or not you are taking part.”