Road closures will be set up in Bury this weekend as the super triathlon event Ironman arrives in neighbouring Bolton.

Excitement has been building up for the first full Ironman weekend to take place in Bolton since 2019.

On Friday, there will be a family-friendly 5km night run and Saturday will see the return of the popular Ironkids event where more than 4,000 children are set to take part.

On Sunday, competitors will be completing the gruelling swim, bike and run event.

There will be a number of road closures around the borough, affecting Tottington and Ainsworth as well as Hawkshaw.

An event spokesman said: “We would like to thank the local community, councils and athletes for supporting this event over the last years and are delighted to bring Ironman UK back to Bolton on Sunday 3rd July 2022.

“Temporary road closures will be in place on Ironman UK race day to ensure the safety of athletes and the public.

“These legal road closures are implemented under the Road Traffic Regulation (Special Events) Act 1994, and apply to all motorized vehicles, cycles and equestrian traffic that are not involved in the event.”

The main event will be happening on Sunday 3 July where there will be over 3,000 competitors taking on the gruelling swim, bike and run event.

The main road closures around Bury on Sunday will be around Tottington with Holcombe Road, Church Street, Lowercroft Road, Turton Road and Tottington Road being affected.

In Ainsworth, Bury Old Road and Cockey Moor Road will be closed Eastbound along to Winchester Way and Thicketford Road.

In Greenmount and Hawkshaw, Bolton Road and Ramsbottom Road will be closed Westbound with Bury Road going up to Edgworth also being closed.

A full breakdown of all the road closures can be seen here: