THE date of the first Ilkley Half Marathon is fast approaching, with preparations well under way.

The event is being organised by Ilkley Round Table and takes place on Sunday, July 14 from 10.30am.

An Ilkley Round Table spokesman said: “More information regarding the event and specifically road closures on the day, including approximate timing can be found and are published on the Ilkley Half Marathon website and facebook page.

“Volunteers are also distributing flyers with published closure information.

“This promises to be a fantastic charity event for our local community and Ilkley Round Table hope you’ll be able to enjoy it with us.”

More information can be found online at: or on Facebook:

As well as round closures parking restrictions will be in place on New Brook Street from 6.30am for the whole day.