Prepare to be inspired at the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds
The countdown is officially on for the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds taking place in Yorkshire on 10 and 11 June.
In order to be the first to hear about spectator information and Grandstand tickets, register your interest here.
Where to watch
Roundhay Park will be a hive of activity throughout the weekend. During the Saturday scheduled races Roundhay will be the hub of activity as over 500 triathletes race through the park for the TriStar, Youth and Junior, GO TRI and Paratriathlon races. Come Sunday there will be a steady stream of live action with the Sprint, Standard and Elite races starting from Waterloo Lake, two big screens and activities in the form of a sponsor expo and stalls from local sports and activities clubs, so there’s bound to be something to keep the whole family entertained.
Along the route from Roundhay Park into the city centre
As with the Tour de France, if you’re lucky enough to live on or near the route on Sunday you’ve got the chance to see world-class sport come to you; and unlike the Tour there’ll be continuous live action in the form of the mass-participants who’ll be setting off from early in the morning right up until the point where the elite women will take to the course, followed by the men for the finale of the weekend.
As with the Tour, getting around on the day will be difficult depending on what area of the city/route you’re in; so the advice as last time is to stick to one spot and enjoy the action as it unfolds.
There will be free spectator viewing areas in the city centre on Briggate and Victoria Gardens, both of which will see the elite women and men pass several times as they follow the city centre loop round. With street entertainment earlier in the day and big screens showing all the race action being broadcast live, these city centre vantage points are sure to be very popular for those keen to cheer on the athletes and follow all the drama and excitement of the races.
Travel and transport
There will be changes to travel and transport in and around the city, on the route and particularly in the city centre. City centre parking will be significantly impacted, with some of the car parks closed and on-street parking on the route suspended. Details of revised public transport arrangements will be available in mid-May on Metro’s website www.wymetro.com
Park and ride
Alternatively, why not park and ride - park and ride facilities at Elland Road offer regular services in and out of the city centre. Parking is free, and usual fares apply www.wymetro.com/park-and-ride.
Above all, enjoy the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds!