Revealed: Details of the Leeds triathlon route

Jonny Brownlee in Millennium Square, Leeds.
Jonny Brownlee in Millennium Square, Leeds.
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Details on the expected route of next year’s Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds event have been revealed.

The full route detail is currently in the process of being confirmed but the organisers have confirmed which communities are likely to be impacted by the race on Sunday, June 12, 2016.

The areas of the city expected to feature on the route which starts in Roundhay Park and ends in the city centre are: Roundhay, Moortown, Meanwood, Weetwood, Headingley, Woodhouse and the city centre.

Organisers have said the full details of the route will be released early into the new year and all residents and properties on the route will receive letters from Leeds City Council.

Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained and emergency services, health and social care providers, community meals at home and other agencies are planning in terms of providing care and support individuals may need.

Leader of Leeds City Council, councillor Judith Blake, said:“Having experienced the success of the Tour de France Grand Départ, we recognise how important it is to keep people updated as much as we can, especially for those communities likely to be impacted by the event, which is why we are able to release this initial information today.

“There will be much more detail to come in the new year when the route has been finalised, but we want as many people as possible to be aware and to join us in starting to get ready for what will be another incredible weekend when Leeds will once again be showcased to the world.”