Bolton hosts its annual Ironman weekend of sport

BOLTON, ENGLAND - JULY 17: Lucy Gossage of England crosses the line to finish first in the womens race during the Ironman UK on July 17, 2016 in Bolton, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

A number of roads will be closed when Bolton hosts its annual Ironman weekend of sport.

Bolton is gearing up for the world’s largest Ironkids race on Saturday, July 15 and the gruelling Ironman event on Sunday, July 16.

To facilitate both events safely, a number of road closures will be in place around the borough.

Key roads will be closed

A number of roads will be closed in the town centre – Ironkids will start and finish on Le Mans Crescent and the Ironman finish line is also on Le Mans Crescent.

From 1am on Friday, July 14 to 8am on Monday, July 17 vehicles will not be able to enter or exit Le Mans Crescent from Deansgate or Ashburner St.

Knowsley Street to Deansgate will be closed for Ironkids from 6am to 1pm and 9am to midnight for Ironman.

Roads will also be closed on Sunday, July 16 in the west of Bolton for the Ironman triathlon, which involves a 2.4-mile swim in Pennington Flash, a 112-mile bike, and a marathon.

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