Leeds triathlon 2021 road closures: Every road closure as AJ Bell World Triathlon comes to Roundhay Park

Road closures will hit north Leeds this weekend as the AJ Bell World Triathlon comes to Roundhay Park.

Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 4:33 pm
Updated Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 4:34 pm

Since Leeds became the host of the British leg of the World Series in 2016, fans have flocked to the city to either compete in the open-age events or watch the likes of the Brownlee brothers swim in Roundhay Park, cycle towards the city centre and run through Millennium Square.

But this year, due to Covid, almost the entire event will take place in Roundhay Park in front of 4,000 spectators on both Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6.

On Saturday, Roundhay Park will also be playing host to more than 100 para-athletes in what is the highest level of paratriathlon to be raced in Britain.

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Alistair Brownlee celebrates winning the elites men's race during the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon on June 11, 2017 in Leeds (photo: Getty).

Nearly all aspects of the weekend's events will be contained to the park, with the exception of the cycle element of the elite races on Sunday afternoon, which take in Scott Hall Road, Stonegate Road and Street Lane.

Large areas of the park will be closed to the public, and Leeds City Council is encouraging people to choose another of the city's parks to visit.

A limited area within the park will remain open.

Here are the road closures you need to know about:

Friday June 4 (9.30am - 11am)

Roads closed – Princes Avenue, Lidgett Park Road (between Princes Ave and Old Park Rd), Park Avenue, West Avenue and Wetherby Road

These closures are to allow for preparations for the international para-triathlon event.

Traffic will be able to move between Roundhay Road and Oakwood Lane through the Oakwood Clock junction. Old Park Road provides a link between Oakwood and Street Lane.

Oakwood Lane and Easterly Road provide an alternative route to Wetherby Road.

Bus services will be disrupted during this closure. Information will be provided at stops and at (link to Metro website)

There will be limited public access into the park during the event. The car parks on Mansion Lane, Princes Avenue and Lakeside will be closed to the public. Parking will be available on Soldier’s Field with access from Old Park Road.

The Wetherby Road car park will be open but there will be no access to it by car during the Wetherby Road closures on Friday morning.

Saturday June 5 (5am - 1pm)

Roundhay Park – Princes Avenue, Park Avenue and West Avenue

These closures are for the Go-Tri event. Free parking for the event and other park users will be on Soldier’s Field signed off Old Park Road.

Old Park Road also provides a link between Oakwood and Street Lane during this event.

There will be limited public access into the park during the event. The car parks on Mansion Lane, Princes Avenue and Lakeside will be closed to the public. Parking will be available on Soldier’s Field with access from Old Park Road.

Saturday June 5 (1pm - 6pm)

Road closed - Princes Avenue, Park Avenue, West Avenue and Wetherby Road

These closures are for the international para-triathlon event. Free parking for the event and other park users will be on Soldier’s Field signed off Old Park Road.

Wetherby Road will be re-opened as soon as it is safe – before the roads in the park are re-opened.

Traffic will be able to move between Roundhay Road and Oakwood Lane through the Oakwood Clock junction. Old Park Road provides a link between Oakwood and Street Lane. Oakwood Lane and Easterly Road provide an alternative route to Wetherby Road.

There will be limited public access into the park during the event. The car parks on Mansion Lane, Princes Avenue and Lakeside will be closed to the public. Parking will be available on Soldier’s Field with access from Old Park Road.

The Wetherby Road car park will be open but there will be no access to it by car during the Wetherby Road closures on Saturday afternoon.

Sunday June 6 (4am - 1pm)

The race route follows Street Lane and Stonegate Road, turning back to the park just before Stainbeck Lane. There is a loop down Scott Hall Road, also turning just before Stainbeck Lane. Within Roundhay Park, Princes Avenue, Lidgett Park Road (between Princes Ave to Old Park Rd), Park Avenue and West Avenue will also be closed

These closures are for the triathlon event. Free parking for the event and other park users will be on Soldier’s Field via Old Park Road.

Traffic will be able to move between Roundhay Road and Oakwood Lane through the Oakwood Clock junction. Old Park Road provides a link between Oakwood and Street Lane.

There will be limited public access into the park during the event. The car parks on Mansion Lane, Princes Avenue and Lakeside will be closed to the public. Parking will be available on Soldier’s Field with access from Old Park Road.

Sunday June 6 (1pm - 8pm)

Road closed - Princes Avenue, Lidgett Park Road (between Princes Avenue and Old Park Road), Park Avenue, West Avenue and Wetherby Road

These closures are for the triathlon event. Free parking for the event and other park users will be on Soldier’s Field via Old Park Road.

Traffic will be able to move between Roundhay Road and Oakwood Lane through the Oakwood Clock junction. Old Park Road provides a link between Oakwood and Street Lane.

There will be limited public access into the park during the event. The car parks on Mansion Lane, Princes Avenue and Lakeside will be closed to the public. Parking will be available on Soldier’s Field with access from Old Park Road.