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UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds

UCI road World Championships 2019 sign

The UCI 2019 road World Championships take place in Yorkshire from Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th September 2019. Harrogate is the central hub, where all the events finish. The world's best cyclists in Yorkshire, nine days of top-class sport, and a festival atmosphere - it's going to be brilliant!

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UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds race programme

UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds
UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds

The race programme starts on Saturday 21st September 2019 with the Yorkshire 2019 Para-Cycling International, and finishes on Sunday 29th September 2019 with the elite men's road race.

See full details of the UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds race programme.

UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds maps

UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds map of all routes
UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds all routes map

Maps of the routes of all events at the UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds - JPG, PDF, and Google maps.

See the UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds maps.

Where to watch UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds

World Champion bear at Blubberhouses
World Champion bear on Blubberhouses Moor

Planning where to watch the races at the UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds will be the key to making the most of this event.

For each race, I have some suggestions. Where to watch the UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds.

UCI 2019 official sportive

Yorkshire sportive
Tour de Yorkshire sportive

On Sunday 22nd September 2019 there's an (open road) official UCI sportive, starting and finishing in Harrogate. There are 3 routes - 72km, 98km, and 145km.

Read about the UCI 2019 official sportive.

Big Bobble Hat giveaway

UCI Rainbow Stripes Bobble Hat
UCI Rainbow Stripes Bobble Hat

Hedgehog Cycling has two Big Bobble Hats to give away. There's also a discount code to use on the Big Bobble Hats website.

See the details of the Big Bobble Hat giveaway.

UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds in Harrogate

Cambridge Crescent, Harrogate
Cambridge Crescent, Harrogate

The UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds in Harrogate will be our town's moment in the sun. Not just 'a little sunshine' of the kind Nicole brought here in 1982 at the Eurovision Song Contest, but lots of it.

There's lots going on as 'Harrogate Welcomes the World'.

Read about the UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds in Harrogate.

Where to stay for the UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds

Studley Hotel, Harrogate
Studley Hotel, Harrogate

Harrogate will be thronged with visitors during the UCI 2019 Yorkshire road World Championships. Many hotels and apartments will be full, but there's likely to be space at B&Bs, private houses rented out for the Championships, and at campsites.

Read about where to stay for the UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds.

Yorkshire wildlife

Yorkshire Wildlife: guides & weekly photo

Red kite, Yorkshire Showground

Hedgehog's Yorkshire wildlife guides and this week's Yorkshire wildlife photo.

Yorkshire Wildlife: photos

Barn owl, Kex Gill Moor

An expanding collection of Yorkshire wildlife photos.

Latest news & articles

Canal Road Greenway & Cycleway, Shipley to Bradford

1st July 2019

Canal Road Cycleway
Canal Road Cycleway

Bradford Council have linked Shipley to Bradford, by adding the Canal Road Cycleway onto the existing Greenway.

The result is a usable route. It's generally safe and convenient. The Cycleway has priority over drives and side roads, except in places where the route designers lost their nerve, and made it give way.

Read about the Canal Road Greenway & Cycleway.

York Cycling Tours

25th June 2019

York Cycling Tours
York Cycling Tours

I joined a cycling tour of York, and found it was an excellent way to explore the city.

It's really a history tour, much like walking tours of York, but it's a more relaxing and enjoyable way of getting between the sights, and adds and extra element of fun.

Read about York Cycling Tours.

UK cycling news


36cm cycle lane

9th May 2019

West Park cycle lane
West Park cycle lane

At the heart of Harrogate, bang on the Yorkshire Worlds route, there's a 36cm cycle lane. It's brilliant that Harrogate is welcoming the world in September, but what about everyday bike riders all year round?

Read about 36cm cycle lane.


Inspiration from Dutch cycle infrastructure

Bikes in Zandvoort

Bike lanes in the Netherlands are designed with thought and intelligence to create a joined-up, easily  usable network. I took a few photos of cycle infrastructure in Zandvoort, and I've added some comments about the intention of the planners. In the UK, we should pay particular attention to the way they give bike routes continuity, instead of making them give way to every side street.

Read about inspiration from Dutch cycle infrastructure.

Harrogate cycling

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Harrogate Retail Inquiry

12th September 2019

Cambridge Crescent, Harrogate
Cambridge Crescent, Harrogate

A survey by the local MP shows what people think of shopping in the town centre, including how they get there and their opinions of the cycling facilities.

Read about Harrogate Retail Inquiry.

Côte de Lofthouse road cycling route

View from the top of Côte de Lofthouse

This circular road cycling route starts in Harrogate, and heads up to Pateley Bridge then Lofthouse. It climbs the Côte de Lofthouse, which featured on the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire, then returns via Grewelthorpe, Kirkby Malzeard, Galphay, Studley Royal and Ripley to Harrogate. It's on quiet, country roads, features beautiful scenery, and there's the challenge of a steep ascent.

Read about this Côte de Lofthouse road cycling route.

Grassington Yorkshire Dales road cycling route

River Wharfe at Conistone

This circular road cycling route starts in Grassington, and heads north up Wharfedale then Littondale to Halton Gill. It climbs to Malham Tarn, then returns via Malham, Kirkby Malham, Airton, Hetton, and Cracoe to Malham. The roads are quiet, and the ride takes in lanes lined with dry stone walls, open fells, and villages of limestone-built houses, as well as views of Malham Cove.

Read about this Yorkshire Dales road cycling route.

Hedgehog Guides

Scarborough to Whitby Cinder Track

Trailways bike shop, Hawkser

A new Hedgehog Guide to the Cinder Track cycle route, along the old railway from Scarborough to Whitby, with full-colour (!) photos, including lots of Yorkshire sunshine. This 21.5 mile route has beautiful views, and there's wonderful wildlife along the way, for example house martins and swallows at Ravenscar. Read about the Scarborough to Whitby Cinder Track.

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