Town to stage its first ‘community triathlon’ on Sunday 30th August

Bradley Stoke Sprint Triathlon 2015.

Bradley Stoke Way to be closed to traffic between 6am and 2pm for cycling stage of the event.

Swimmers, runners and cyclists are being invited to take part in the first community-based triathlon event to be staged in Bradley Stoke.

The Active Triathlon is taking place on Sunday 30th August 2015 and is expected to attract participants from all over South Gloucestershire.

Held in partnership with South Gloucestershire Council and Triathlon England, the Sprint Triathlon event will cater for all abilities who want to be part of this fast growing sport.

Bradley Stoke Sprint Triathlon 2015 logo.

It consists of a 400 metre pool swim at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre, 18km cycle and 5km run. The cycle ride will be held on closed roads along Bradley Stoke Way to ensure the event is safe as well as fun, while the run will mainly be along paths in the Three Brooks Nature Reserve.

The Triathlon is being organised by Active Leisure Centres and is the idea of triathlete Akhil Viz, who has been living and training in Bradley Stoke since October 2011. Akhil has competed in Sprint distance triathlon, Olympic distance triathlon, Ironmans and has represented Great Britain and Gibraltar at the European and World Long Distance Triathlon Championships. He said:

“Triathlon is an increasingly popular sport and the sprint distance makes it really accessible to anyone who wants to increase their fitness or improve in a new discipline. We are really pleased at the response we’ve had so far and are expecting it to be a ‘sellout’ event.”

To help people get in shape for the challenge, Active Leisure is holding special training sessions at its leisure centres in the run up to the event.

The triathlon is one of the highlights of Active Leisure’s tenth anniversary celebrations this year. It is being organised purely on a voluntary basis and any profits earned as a result will be reinvested into future events and other sport development projects within the community.

The first wave of places has been taken up by existing Active Total members and the second wave is now open to other members of the public. There are 150 places in total open to over 18s.

There will be prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female finishers and a free bike fit by Bike Science Bristol for the competitor with the fastest bike split.

To get involved or volunteer at the Triathlon, visit or enquire at any Active centre.

Road closure information

In order to stage the event, Bradley Stoke Way will have a road closure in place between 6am and 2pm on Sunday 30th August. All traffic will be re-routed via Brook Way.

For residents living in areas on the east side of Bradley Stoke Way (e.g. Champs Sur Marne, Webbs Wood Road) marshals at the roundabouts will guide traffic across Bradley Stoke Way.

For residents in The Worthys, entry/exit will be via Winterbourne Road.

For maps and full details of the diversions, visit

Traffic management for the Active Triathlon in Bradley Stoke on Sunday 30th August 2015.

Image: Map showing traffic management in the Webbs Wood Road / Baileys Court area (click to enlarge).

This article originally appeared in the July 2015 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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