Where to watch

Wherever you choose to take in the action we advise you to pick your spot and stick to it. Read on for our pick of the top places to watch the action unfold over the course of the weekend. 

ROUNDHAY PARK

Roundhay Park will be a hive of activity on both Saturday and Sunday. The Event Village is central to the action, containing a big screen to provide you with full elite coverage, a jam packed Event Expo, Radio Aire Family Zone, a host of have-a-go sporting activities and much more. For more on the Event Village, please click here.

Saturday will see over 500 triathletes of all ages and abilities race through the park, including hundreds of first timers, it’s the place to be if you’re looking to be inspired by your local heroes.

Come Sunday there will be a steady stream of live action with Britain’s best amateur athletes taking on the sprint and standard distance events, warming up for the Elite stars. With the women diving in to Waterloo Lake just after 1pm and the men set to follow just before 4pm, choose Roundhay Park and get ready for wall to wall triathlon excitement all weekend.

LEEDS CITY CENTRE

For a prime view of the famous blue carpet finish line bag yourself a seat in our spectator grandstand in Millennium Square. Tickets are available here, and cost £30 for adults and £20 for concessions (plus booking fee). With big screen coverage and commentary ticket holders can expect nearly five hours of nail-biting action and with tickets selling out early in 2016 don’t miss this opportunity to take in unrivalled views of the event.

VICTORIA GARDENS

Situated at the foot of Leeds Art Gallery and on the edge of the route, Victoria Gardens spectator hub features two big screens with live elite action and commentary, meaning you won’t miss a minute of the action. 

THE HEADROW

Elite athletes will complete 7 city centre bike laps and 4 city centre run laps along The Headrow, meaning this is a top spot if you want to see the athletes whiz past at high speeds. 2016 saw thousands of spectators lining the barriers to cheer on their favourites, with the most popular spots filling up fast so get there early.

BRIGGATE

Catch big screen action in the heart of Leeds’s iconic shopping district. The area is fully pedestrianised, making it the perfect spot if you’re bringing the little ones. There are a wealth of shops and eating places nearby, so why not combine some retail therapy with watching the sporting action?

ALONG THE ROUTE FROM ROUNDHAY PARK TO THE CITY CENTRE

As with the Tour de Yorkshire, if you’re lucky enough to live on or near the routes 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 as the amateur athletes will be setting off from 7am. 

WATCHING AN ATHLETE IN SUNDAYS SPRINT OR STANDARD DISTANCE EVENTS

Coming along to cheer on friends or family taking on one of the mass-participation events on Sunday? Make sure you read our Sprint and Standard Distance Athlete’s Weekend Planner, which provides you with more information and advice to consider when choosing where to watch.

CAN'T MAKE IT IN PERSON?

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