Leeds City Council is urging people to plan ahead as AJ Bell 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds returns to Roundhay Park this weekend.
Thousands of athletes are set to compete across the weekend, from amateurs to elites, with Olympic heroes such as Jonny Brownlee and Georgia Taylor-Brown taking to the start line. Saturday 11 June will see individual elite racing take place in both the men’s and women’s events and Sunday 12 June will see the mixed relay come to Leeds for the very first time. The full event schedule www.leeds.triathlon.org
Once again, all races will start and finish in Roundhay Park. Entry to the park is free throughout the entire event and you don’t need a ticket to see the best in the world swim, bike, run or to enjoy the event village. To guarantee the best view of the elite athletes buy a seat in the grandstand which will provide views over the finish line and transition area: Spectators – AJ Bell 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds. To ensure the event runs smoothly, there will be some road closures and changes to public transport in the areas surrounding Roundhay Park.
- On Friday 10 June, between 9.30am and 12:00pm, Princes Avenue Park Avenue and West Avenue will be closed.
- On Saturday 11 June, Princes Avenue, Park Avenue and West Avenue will be closed from 5am to 6pm.
- On Sunday 12th June Princes Avenue, Park Avenue and West Avenue will be closed from 4am to 6pm. A cycle route along Street Lane, Scott Hall Road and Stonegate Road, affecting Roundhay, Oakwood, Moortown and Meanwood, will be closed from 4am to 1pm.
For full information about road closures visit Local Road Closure Information – AJ Bell 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds www.leeds.triathlon.org
Parking will be available throughout the weekend on Soldier’s Field and access will be from Old Park Road. The Wetherby Road car park will also remain open throughout the event, but space may be limited.
- Mansion Lane car park will be closed from Thursday 9 June to Tuesday 14 June (inclusive)
- Tram car park will be restricted parking from Monday 6 June and be fully closed from Wednesday 8 June to Tuesday 14 June (inclusive)
- Lakeside car park will be restricted parking on Tuesday 7 June and fully closed from Wednesday 8 June to Tuesday 14 June (inclusive)
Anyone cycling to the event can park their bike for free at the Yellow Jersey secure bike parking. Just look out for the signs in the event village. Find out about changes to bus services www.wymetro.com
Councillor Jonathon Pryor, Leeds City Council’s executive member for employment, economy, culture and education said:
“We’re looking forward to once again hosting this stand-out event in our stunning Roundhay Park. We’re working hard with the event organisers to ensure the weekend runs smoothly and as part of that effort there will be some road closures and changes to public transport over the weekend in the areas surrounding Roundhay Park. Make sure you plan ahead for any journeys in this area and, if you’re able to, make sure you come along and soak in the fantastic atmosphere of the event.”
Andy Salmon, British Triathlon CEO said:
“AJ Bell 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds is an event that our elite athletes love because it’s their home race and the crowds get fully behind the whole team to create an unparalleled atmosphere.”
“This year we’re excited that the crowd will get to see individual and mixed relay triathlon with the park fully open for spectators. I’m really looking forward to this year’s event and wish everyone there, whether taking part, volunteering, cheering on or part of the team delivering the weekend, a really amazing experience.”