We are trying we are trying to keep cars coming to the event to a minimum and strongly recommend that you cycle to the event where possible - parking in the area is limited due to the city centre location. Please see the attached document for the parking map.
There are four ways to get to the Start on the morning of the event – these are listed out below.
1. Use Public Transport & Then Cycle
Due to the limited amount of parking in the vicinity we would recommend, where/if possible, for your start time that you use public transport to get to the event.
If part of your journey is by train we advise you to also check what restrictions train operating companies may have in place over the weekend and whether you can take your bike on-board at www.nationalrail.co.uk
Please check your start time before planning / booking your transport and remember to plan in enough time to get to the start e.g. it will take approximately 10 minutes to cycle from Leeds Station to the Start Area.
2. Park & Cycle
We advise you to plan more than one possible parking option in the area. Public parking options could include the following – note parking restrictions / payments will apply:
- Woodhouse Lane Multi Storey Car Park
NOTE THIS LOCATION HAS A HEIGHT RESTRICTION OF 2m
Postcode: LS2 3AX
- Leeds University Multi Storey Car Park – Orange Zone
NOTE THIS LOCATION HAS A HEIGHT RESTRICTION OF 2.1m
Postcode: LS2 3AE
- Cinder Moor
Postcode: LS6 2NU
Alternatively you could look for residential roads in the wider area to park on and then cycle to the start. Should you do so please be considerate to residents, park with care and attention and please do not block any drives / footpaths.
All parking is first come first served - please plan a couple of options for where you could park well in advance just in case your first choice is not available to ensure that you are not rushed on event morning
3. Drop-Off & Cycle
There will not be an official drop-off location in place for the event.
Please ensure that the location you select is safe and you can pull off the road so you do not cause any delays / hold up the traffic behind you. Whilst there a no official drop off location, somewhere you may want to consider within 5 miles of the event could include:
- Leeds University Campus
Postcode: LS2 9JT
Please ensure you have planned your journey from your chosen location to the Event Village on Monument Moor in advance to ensure that you can get there ok and in plenty of time for your start. It will take approximately 4 minutes to cycle from this location to the Start Area.
4. Stay Local & Cycle
If you live locally or are staying at local accommodation before the event then you should plan to cycle to the Start.
Please ensure you have planned your journey to the Event Village on Monument Moor in advance to ensure that you can get there ok and in plenty of time for your start.
WHICH EVER OPTION YOU TAKE PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU PLAN YOUR JOURNEY TO THE EVENT START TO ENSURE THAT YOU LEAVE PLENTY OF TIME FOR THIS. IF YOU MISS YOUR START TIME, YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE PART IN THE SPORTIVE OR MAY HAVE TO DO A SHORTER COURSE.