100 days to UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds

14th June 2019

100 days to UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds
100 days to UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds, Harrogate High School, ©Welcome to Yorkshire

Today marks 100 days until the start of the UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds. Yorkshire 2019 flags have been presented to nine local authorities by Yorkshire 2019 CEO Andy Hindley.

For the occasion, Harrogate High School pupils spelled out a giant '100' on their playing field.

The organisers of the Yorkshire Worlds are planning for an inclusive, innovative, and inspiring Championships.

The opening weekend of the Yorkshire Worlds will be particularly family-friendly. At the Fan Zone on the Stray, British Cycling will be running their Ready, Set, Ride and Go-Ride programmes, aimed at developing the bike-riding skills and confidence of children and young people. There will also be Parkour, BMX, and Trials displays, a pump track where kids can ride, a fun fair, and lots of big screens.

Yorkshire 2019 flag
Presentation of a Yorkshire 2019 flag, ©Welcome to Yorkshire

Andy Hindley said, 'It's exciting to have reached this milestone and we're on track to deliver a truly world-class event. Already, we're starting to see rainbow-coloured flags and bunting lining the streets of Yorkshire, and in 100 days' time the county is going to be at the centre of the cycling world.'

British Cycling Chief Executive Julie Harrington: 'We want to ensure that this once in a generation event provides every child with the opportunity to ride a bike...we are determined to get more children on bikes than ever before, not just in Yorkshire but across the whole of the UK. At British Cycling, we are great believers in the power of the major events to inspire the nation...'