The event consists of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run with 2,000 competitors.

In order to safely facilitate the event a number of temporary road closures, traffic diversions and parking restrictions will be in place in the area, to ensure the safety of athletes and the public.

For further information please contact the event organiser at:

Please note

  • Pedestrians CAN cross the course at any time when safe to do so.
  • Please avoid parking on the bike course for safety reasons.
  • Access to emergency services will be maintained at all times.
  • Essential access for carers will be facilitated. Please contact swansea70.3@ironmanroadaccess.com prior to 10th July to reduce delays.
  • Parking restrictions will be in place on the bike and run courses, with vehicle towing in operation.

After the swim in Prince of Wales Dock, the athletes will run over the Sail Bridge to transition. They will start the bike course from East Burrows Road car park, travelling onto Somerset Place and west on Oystermouth Road (A4067). One side of the Sail Bridge will be open for pedestrians on race morning.

The bikes will continue along the bay through Mumbles, around parts of Gower before returning to East Burrows car park via Oystermouth Road. The 2 lap run course leaves East Burrows car park and uses Swansea Cycle path / the Prom down to the Lilliput Lane / TA Centre. On the return they will use the bike path before joining Oystermouth Road through Sketty Lane Car Park to Museum Park after their second lap. The cycle path will be closed from Lilliput Lane to Swansea, pedestrian access will be maintained throughout.

Road closures – Sunday 14th July

Car Park Closures

  • 6am – 5pm: Sketty Lane Foreshore Car Park, St Helen’s Foreshore Car Park.
  • East Burrows Car Park: Closed Wednesday 10th July 8am – Monday 15th July 6pm.

City Centre and Oystermouth Road

  • Somerset Place will be closed to cars on Saturday 13th July between 7am – 6pm, and Sunday 14th July between 4am – 6pm.
  • Burrows Place and Adelaide Street will be closed to cars between 4am – 8pm.
  • The southside of Oystermouth Road (westbound) will be closed between 6am – 5pm.
  • Cars will be able to travel eastbound on Oystermouth Road as normal throughout the day.
  • There are two mananged vehicle crossing points on Oystermouth Road. Please use the designated vehicle crossing locations to make your crossing as quick as possible.
  • There will be a managed crossing system for access into the Maritime Quarter using Glamorgan Street, Oystermouth Road and cross the road closure into Dunvant Place.
  • For exit out of the Maritime Quarter, please use the crossing point past the Civic Centre and turn right onto Oystermouth Road.
  • There may be delays at these crossings at busy times.
  • Pedestrian access to Swansea Beach, Blackpill Lido, the Skate Park, Swansea Footgolf, The Secret Bar and Kitchen will be maintained as normal.
  • The run course will be busy between 11am – 4pm so please bear this in mind when accessing the beach and the surrounding area.

Kings Road

  • Between the Sail Bridge and Y Fforwm Building Car Park will be closed 4am – 10am.

Mumbles: 6am – 10am

  • Mumbles Road will be closed southbound only up to Village Lane between 6am – 10am.
  • Cars will be able to travel northbound from Village Lane (towards Swansea) for the duration of the closure.
  • ACCESS ADVICE: There will be a one-way diversion for residents needing to access.
  • Residents will be able to travel west on the B4436, left onto Murton Green Road, then east on Mansfield Road, Murton Lane and Newton Road.

Newton (B4593), Bishopston: 6.30am – 10.30am

  • The course will then follow Plunch Lane and Higher Lane before turning left onto Southward Lane B4593 / Caswell Road through Newton, passing Caswell Bay beach. Following Caswell Road North, turning left onto Pyle Road / Bishopston Road and left onto Pennard Road B4436.
  • The named roads will be fully closed between 6.30am – 10.30am.

Kittle, Murton: 6.30am – 12.30pm, 12.30pm – 1.45pm

  • The course continues west along the B4436 to the junction of Vennaway Lane. This section of the course has various closures due to bikes using these roads outbound and inbound.
  • The B4436 from Murton Green to the Vennaway Lane junction will be fully closed from 6.30am – 12.30pm. It will be open westbound (towards Pennard) from 12.30pm and fully open for traffic in both directions by 1.45pm.

Vennaway Lane: 6.30am – 1.30pm

  • As per above, the route uses Vennaway Lane in both directions during the event.
  • Vennaway Lane will be fully closed between 6.30am – 12.30pm, and then will open for northbound traffic turning left and right on South Gower Road from 12.30pm.
  • The road will be fully open by 1.30pm

Pennard, Southgate: 7.15am – 10.45am

  • The course follows Pennard Road through Kittle and Pennard before making a u-turn in Southgate outside the Three Cliffs Cafe. The bikes then travel back through Pennard and take a left onto Vennaway Lane.
  • ACCESS ADVICE: Exit from Southgate / Pennard towards Kittle permitted until 7.15am and access from Kittle to Southgate / Pennard is permitted after 10.45am.
  • Exit towards Upper Killay permitted after 12.15pm.

Parkmill, Penmaen, Nicholaston, Reynoldston, Cilibion: 7am – 12.30pm, 7am – 1pm

  • The course follows the A4118 through Parkmill, Penmaen, Nicholaston.
  • The A4118 will be closed up to the Reynoldston junction between 7am – 12.30pm.
  • The course then travels north towards Reynoldston before turning east to Cilibion which will be fully closed between 7am – 1pm.

Llanrhidian, Penuel, Three Crosses: 7.30am – 11.30am, 7am – 12pm

  • From Cilibion the course travels to Llanrhidian which is closed 7.30am – 11.30am.
  • The route then travels east through Penuel and onto Three Crosses, before heading southbound on Tirmynydd Road – this section of the course will be fully closed from 7.30am – 12pm.

Upper Killay, Langrove, Lunnon, Ilston, Llethryd: 7.30am – 1pm, 7am – 1.30pm

  • The bike course consists of one larger outer loop and a smaller second inner loop which travels through Llethryd on the B4271 which will be closed 7.30am – 1pm.
  • South Gower Road A4118 from the Upper Killay junction to Vennaway Lane will be closed southbound 7am – 1.30pm.
  • ACCESS ADVICE – Northbound crossing point available for traffic travelling north on South Gower Road towards Upper Killay as shown on the attached map.

Clyne Common, West Cross: 8.30am – 1.45pm

  • The athletes will finish the bike course by following the B4436 (Clyne Common) eastbound before turning right onto Fairwood Road through West Cross.
  • The bikes will continue down the hill on Fairwood Road and turn left onto the A4067 to return into Swansea City Centre.
  • Clyne Common from Fairwood Road to Murton Green will be closed eastbound from 8.30am – 1.45pm.
  • Fairwood Road will be closed eastbound from 8.30am – 1.45pm.
  • ACCESS ADVICE – Residential access will be available northbound (up the hill) on Fairwood Road throughout the day, along with a crossing point at the Fairwood Road / Mayals Road junction for cars travelling north towards Kittle.

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