WORLD TRIATHLON IN LEEDS 9TH AND 10TH JUNE

I have received the information below:

“The ITU World Triathlon Leeds returns for a third year on Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 June 2018. The event will follow a very similar format and same routes as last year. Up to 5,000 athletes will be competing across the weekend, with an estimated 80,000 spectators.  The event is one of just 8 races in the series with the other host cities being Abu Dhabi, Bermuda, Yokohama, Hamburg, Edmonton, Montreal and Gold Coast.

We are working hard with British Triathlon and local partners to minimise any disruption for local residents and businesses, but some roads on and around the route will need to be closed for safety reasons.”

In summary, as last year:

Saturday 9 June

Saturday will host a GO TRI event for newcomers to the sport as well as other family-friendly activities. These will be based in and around Roundhay Park.

Sunday 10 June

On Sunday, the amateur and elite athlete events will be staged. Sunday’s routes will take in areas of Roundhay, Harehills, Chapel Allerton, Hunslet, Moortown, Meanwood, Oakwood, Weetwood, Headingley, Hyde Park, Woodhouse and the city centre.

Saturday road closures
Start time Finish time Roads closed
05:00 13:00 Princes Ave, Park Ave, West Ave
06:50 07:30 The Headrow, Eastgate, Westgate, Park Row, Greek Street, East Parade, Park Sq East, St Paul’s St, Central St, Park Pl, Queen St, Park Sq West, Calverley St, Cookridge St, Rossington St
Sunday road closures
Start time Finish time Roads closed
00:01 22:00 The Headrow, Eastgate, Westgate, Park Row, Greek Street, East Parade, Park Sq East, St Paul’s St, Central St, Park Pl, Queen St, Park Sq West, Calverley St, Cookridge St, Rossington St
04:00 16:30 Mansion Lane, Street Lane, Stonegate Rd, Meanwood Rd, Grove Lane, Shaw Lane
04:00 12:00 Scott Hall Road (from Street Lane to Stainbeck Ln)
05:00 13:30 Princes Ave, Lidgett Park Rd, Old Park Rd, Gledhow Ln, Thorn Ln, Gledhow Wood Rd, Roundhay Rd (Northbound Carriageway), Roseville Rd (Northbound Carriageway), Regent St (Northbound Carriageway), Gower St, Bridge St, Lady Ln, Vicar Lane
11:00 18:00 Shaw Lane, Otley Rd, North Lane, Cardigan Rd, Burley Rd, Burley St

Are the roads going to be closed for walkers and cyclists?

The roads usually remain open for walkers, and individual cyclists may be able to use certain roads after they have been shut to motor vehicles.

I/the person I care for has daily visits from care workers. Will this be affected?

We are working with emergency services, health and social care (including community meals and home care) GP surgeries and many other agencies to ensure that if you are in need of or receive help, you will still receive this. Usual visit times and patterns may be altered, but you will be notified by your provider nearer the time about any changes that may affect you. If you have any concerns, please contact your health or social care provider directly. Blue light routes for emergency vehicles will be kept open at all times.  We are also working closely with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust and Yorkshire Ambulance Service to minimise disruption.

Will there be any bus route diversions/cancellations and alternative arrangements?

Yes, revised bus operations will be publicised ahead of the event on the Metro website: wymetro.com

I’m interested in getting involved in the event. How can I take part? 

There are still places available to compete on much of the same course as the world’s best, as well as places in the fun-filled GO TRI event. Find out more at leeds.triathlon.org. Opportunities to volunteer are also available: leeds.triathlon.org/volunteer

Where can I find out more information?

  • Find out more and see the route in detail at leeds.triathlon.org/local
  • If you still have further questions about how road closures will affect you, please email WorldTriathlonLeeds@leeds.gov.uk
  • If you have any immediate concerns you can phone 0113 222 4444 This information can also be made available in large print, Braille, on audio CD or tape. If you need this information in another language, please telephone 0113 222 4444.