Cardigan Road triathlon festival promises local fun


A fun event on Sunday will bring local residents together to support local and international athletes as they compete in the World Triathlon in Leeds.

The Cardigan Road Triathlon Festival is described as a family fun day packed with activities and entertainment. It runs in Burley on 12th June from 8am to 5.30pm.

Left Bank Leeds and Youth Point/The Cardigan Centre are hosting the event. A spokesperson said:

“There will be lots to get involved in for all the family, including traditional fete games and races, a bouncy castle, face painting, inflatable sumo suits, live music from Jonny Walker and a breakdance show and workshop from Breakin’ Through Leeds.

“There will also be refreshments available and space for picnicking on the lawn.

“We’ll be cheering on over 5,000 triathletes of all abilities as they pass our festival in the amateur race – then it’s the turn of the world’s best triathletes to hear us cheer. Let’s do our bit to put the Yorkshire spirit into the Cardigan Road stretch of the bike leg.”

This event is free to attend but people are asked to book tickets so organisers have an idea of numbers.


From 8am

Whilst the open races go past in the morning there will be refreshments available at the Cardigan Centre and you’ll have a prime spot to cheer the triathletes on.

12:30 – 2:30

There will also be a picnic on the lawn. Please bring along your favourite dish to share with everyone. Dig in, sample each other’s cooking and try foods you’ve never tasted before. Organisers will provide plates and cutlery. There will also be refreshments from the bar.

From 8am – 5:30pm

Fun, games, entertainment and lots of cheering.

Get crafty

Do you enjoy getting crafty? Could you spare some time to help us be seen from the road?

We are holding craft sessions at The Cardigan Centre on Saturday 11 June. Help us to animate the Cardigan Rd Triathlon Festival; join local artist Emma Hardaker to make banners and flags to help cheer on the athletes. No artistic experience needed, materials provided. Under 12s will need to be accompanied by a guardian who will also require a ticket.



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