Sunday 4 July 2021 from 12:01am to 12:00am
Impacted area(s)

Bolton, Horwich, Rivington, Egerton, Tottington, Leigh

Bolton town centre will have several road closures in place affecting local traffic.

IRONMAN UK weekend 🏊 🚴 🏃

IRONMANUK is returning to Bolton for its annual event on Sunday 4 July 2021.

The race is known for its iconic spectator support, incredible North West English bike course scenery, and impressive finish line in the heart of Bolton town centre.

In addition to Sunday’s event, the new Night Run event will also be taking place on Friday evening (2 July 2021).

In order to facilitate the event, a number of road closures are required across the weekend.

Journey times around the town are likely to take longer, as a number of road closures are in place, so please check before every journey.

Keep up to date with live transport updates by following @OfficialTfGM on Twitter.

Night Run (Friday 2 July)

In addition to the main event taking place on the Sunday, the Night Run takes place around Bolton town centre. It will get the weekend's activities underway on Friday evening.

The run will commence at 6.30pm and should be completed by 9pm. The course will head through the town centre into and through Queen’s Park before returning to the town centre, finishing in Victoria Square on the IRONMAN UK finish line.

Local road closures will be in place throughout the day. Some will be lifted after Friday's event but some will remain until after the main IRONMAN event finishes on Sunday.

All bus services around the town centre will be affected for the duration of the event.

If you are travelling to or around the local area, please consider the time and mode you travel. Local and shorter journeys may be quicker by walking or cycling.

You can view the full route of the Night Run here.

IRONMAN UK (Sunday 4 July)

Below are the outlined routes for the IRONMAN UK Bike and Run events:

Driving 🚗

Local roads in and around Bolton will be busier than normal as drivers use alternate routes.

The road closures will mean all traffic will need to use alternative routes and there could be congestion on the surrounding roads.

✔️ Check your quickest route before every journey.

If you are able to, consider travelling by a different mode of transport on the day of the event. Cycling and walking for local and shorter trips may be quicker.

Bus 🚌

A number of bus services will be affected by the road closures.

Buses will pick up and drop off at stops on the alternative routes.

Journey times may take longer on alternative routes and might be affected by localised congestion around the diverted route.

The following bus services are affected: 1, 7, 125, 273, 480, 501, 502, 503, 507, 511, 516, 525, 526, 527, 533, 534, 535, 537, 541, 544, 561, 562, 570, 575

Bus operators will always have the latest information about their services. Follow them on twitter for the latest service information.

Train 🚂

Bolton is well served by rail, with frequent services running to and from the main station in the town centre.

Be sure to plan before your journey and check times on the National Rail website - You can purchase tickets here too.

National Rail will always have the latest information, so follow them on Twitter in advance of your journey @nationalrailenq.

Walking and Cycling 🚶 🚴

If you are intending to travel at any point during the event or over the weekend around the affected area, active travel options may provide a better alternative to public transport.

Consider walking or cycling whilst making shorter trips as it may be quicker and also healthier!

Useful Links

For more information on the race, please visit the Ironman website.