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Even if you are not passionate about sport, there will be lots of other ways you can enjoy Leeds year of sport with activities for families and cultural events happening during and on the run up to the city’s events.

Cricket World Cup

Trophy tour 14th and 15th April

The ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour started its tour of England and Wales on 19 February, and it will be in Leeds on Sunday April 14 and Monday April 15, visiting Trinity Leeds and Headingley. Further details of how fans can see the trophy will be made available shortly.

Cricket World Cup Fanzones

In each host city centre, CWC2019 will create a free festival of world cricket for all to explore.

Games will be screened direct to the Fanzone, and a free programme of activities and performances will bring together local and global celebrations. The Fanzones are for everyone, from seasoned cricket lovers to children meeting the game for the first time.

Fanzone, Millennium Square 21st-23rd June

The fanzone for CWC2019 will run for three days, 21st-23rd June, on Millennium Square and is free for everyone to enjoy, with live screenings of all matches. There will also be a free programme of activities and performances including street cricket, bowling and batting.

On 21st June Leeds hosts England v Sri Lanka. The other two dates, the matches that will be screened will be broadcast from other host cities, and these matches are:
22nd June – India v Afghanistan and West Indies v New Zealand
23rd June – Pakistan v South Africa

So whether you are a seasoned cricket lover or a family who would like your children to meet the game for the first time, the fanzone will be a fun experience for everyone.

 

Cricket World Cup (c) Cricket World Cup - fans
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Are you in?
World Triathlon Leeds
World Triathlon Leeds - Roundhay Park
Age Group Race Leeds 2016 - Dave Tyrell - British Triathlon

 ITU World Triathlon Leeds

The top spots where you can get the best views of the Triathlon over the weekend..

1) The Race Start, Roundhay Park
The start of the triathlon is one of the key highlights of the event, and spectators can expect to watch athletes diving from the pontoon and beginning their 1.5km swim across Waterloo Lake. If you would like to catch the start of the triathlon, head down to the start area, located on the northwest of Waterloo Lake.

2) Leeds City Centre
Catch close up views of the athletes as they cycle and run through the city centre by positioning yourself either around Park Square, or along streets such as The Headrow and East Parade. Spectators looking to watch the athletes as they approach the last leg of the race can also do so at Calverley Street. With the finish line just around the corner, this position will promise some intense moments.

3) Leeds Suburbs
Spectators keen on avoiding the crowds may enjoy the race from Moortown, Headingley, and Burley. The athletes will be racing through Street Lane and Stonegate Road in Moortown, Otley Road and North Lane in Headingley, as well as Cardigan Road and Burley Road before reaching the city centre.

4) The Grandstand, Millennium Square
The Grandstand will provide you with unrivalled views of the world’s best triathletes, as well as both the second transition and the all-important blue carpet finish line.

A big screen is also located opposite the grandstand, showing live coverage to keep you up to speed with the race as the action unfolds.
Tickets for the Grandstand can be purchased HERE

 

Leeds in Motion, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June

Grandstand and Leeds city centre

Enjoy a vibrant street festival coinciding with this year’s World Triathlon Leeds. Whether you’re in the grandstand for the event or watching the athletes make their way around the city centre, this free festival will entertain spectators and passers-by with a combination of shows and parades, featuring circus, music, dance and theatre.

Keep your eyes peeled for the colourful characters. Which of our unsung sporting heroes will you come across?

Tour de Yorkshire - Event Village

 Tour de Yorkshire

Event Village: 1st–5th May, Millennium Square, Leeds

This, free to enter, cultural hub was the venue for the eagerly anticipated Eve of Tour celebrations on Wednesday 1st May with spectacular live music, entertainment and the TDY team presentations on a stage in Millennium Square. The event was open to all and was a fantastic way to kick off the fifth edition of the Tour de Yorkshire.

Between Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd, lots of people came down to watch the race on the big screen and grab a bite to eat, then on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May, Millennium Square in Leeds hosted of a giant cultural hub with interactive family friendly fun for all.

The Village played host to an abundance of entertainment which included amazing music, delicious food and drink, family fun activities and lots more to help celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire.

The Village was organised by Welcome to Yorkshire and Leeds City Council.