Tour De France Opening Ceremony In Leeds

3 July 2014, 08:50 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

The eyes of the world will be on Leeds, as the First Direct Arena holds the Tour de France Opening Ceremony.

It’s set to be the biggest event of its kind in the history of the race, but Leeds City Council have warned there will be road closures.

Nearly 200 Riders in the race, including Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish will be parading through the city centre after 6pm.

The riders will go from the University to Leeds Arena, giving the public a chance to see them before the big race on Saturday.

This means a number of road closures and parking restrictions will be in place. These are:

Calverley Street (southbound) – between Clarendon Way and Great George Street

Clarendon Way

Clay Pit Lane (south-west bound) - Between the Inner Ring Road and Woodhouse Lane

Cookridge Street – Between Portland Gate and Woodhouse Lane

Elmwood Close

Lovell Park Road - Between Grafton St and Merrion Way

Merrion Way

Portland Gate

Wade Lane - Closed Northbound

Willow Terrace Road

Woodhouse Lane - At its junction with Clay Pit Lane