COLUMBIA THREADNEEDLE WORLD TRIATHLON
On the 11th & 12th June 2016, Leeds was once again host to a major sporting event: The Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Series.
Representing the pinnacle of international triathlon competition, the International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series saw elite Olympic-level athletes competing around the globe to become world champion.
The event presented individuals of all levels of ability to swim, bike and run on the same course, in front of the same crowds on the same day as the world’s best triathletes as they raced along a course from Roundhay Park down to Leeds City Centre
Leeds has set itself as the city for major sporting events over recent years.
One such event was the Grand Départ of 2014's Tour de France, which set off from just outside Leeds Town Hall. We loved the event so much it lead to the creation of the Tour de Yorkshire.
The Tour de Yorkshire is a new race being held by Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) and Welcome to Yorkshire (WTY), supported by British Cycling and Leeds is set to host one stage of the Tour de Yorkshire, with a mass sportive for amateur cyclists to be held in May, giving keen cyclists the chance to experience stretches of the Grand Départ route