The 2019 Championships open with para-cycling road races, called the
Yorkshire 2019 Para-Cycling International.
There will be para-cycling road races for all para classifications (13
classifications for men and 13 for women). There are three different
start points, for different classifications: Beverley, 106.2km route,
Tadcaster, 57km, and Wetherby, 41.2km/28km. All routes finish in
This is the first time that para-cycling will take place alongside the
UCI Road World Championships. It will get the 2019 event off to a great
start, with competitive races and big crowds.
The mixed team time trial takes place on the
Harrogate circuit, on the Sunday of the opening weekend of the
Championships. (It will follow on from the amateur event, the UCI official sportive, which takes
place earlier in the day). The mixed team time trial involves national
teams of three men and three women. The men ride the 14-km circuit
first, and when the second of them crosses the line, the women set off.
The final time is taken when the second of the female riders crosses the
finish line on West Park.
Hotels, B&Bs, self-catering, private houses, and camping during
the UCI 2019 road World Championships in Yorkshire, 21st to 29th
September 2019. Much of the accommodation is booked up for the end
of the Yorkshire Worlds week, but there may still be availability
for the first weekend and the early part of the week. Private houses
could also be made available for the whole period.
The junior men's individual time trial is two laps of the Harrogate
circuit, for a total distance of 28km. While there are no long climbs,
there are plenty of short, sharp ones - in fact, for almost the whole
route, it's either up or down. The advantage of the route is that it's
never far from the centre of Harrogate, which should mean plenty of
vocal support for the competitors.
The map and profile are as for the mixed team time trial.
The junior women's individual time trial is one lap of the Harrogate
circuit, a distance of 14km. As described for the junior men above, it's
a rolling route, with very little flat, and there should be lots of
local people watching and encouraging the riders.
For 9 days in September 2019, when the UCI road World Championships
come to town, the world will be watching; this is our town's
opportunity to shine.
In the build-up to, and during, the UCI 2019 Yorkshire World
Championships in Harrogate, there's a lot going on. As well as the
cycling events, there's a cultural programme, and Cycle Expo
Yorkshire. HedgehogCycling also has details of the Harrogate circuit,
road closures, and more.
The U23 men's individual time trial is on the same day, and uses the
same Ripon to Harrogate route, as the elite women's ITT. Both courses
take the A61 to Ripley, then head off to Bedlam, Clint, Birstwith, and
Hampsthwaite, before heading into Harrogate. The total distance is
The elite women's individual time trial is 30.3km. The route is from
Ripon to Harrogate, then one lap of the Harrogate circuit. Ripon to
Ripley is on the A61, via Ripley, then the competitors will wend their
way through Bedlam, Clint, Birstwith, Clapham Green, and Hampsthwaite.
They reach the A59, and pedal along it as far as the New Park
roundabout. There, they re-join the A61, and but for the usual Swan
Road/Crescent Road diversion, stay on it all the way to the centre of
town. They go up Parliament Street to the finish line on West Park.
The map and profile are the same as for the under 23 men's individual
The elite men's individual time trial is a 54km route from
Northallerton to Harrogate. Heading south out of Northallerton, it
passes through Morton-on-Swale, and crosses the A1M at Leeming Bar,
before reaching Bedale. Just after the 20km point, the competitors will
cross the river Ure and arrive at Masham. From Masham, the route is
popular with local cyclists: Grewelthorpe, Kirkby Malzeard, and
Risplith, then on to Ripley. Here it joins the A61 (less popular with
this local cyclist). The A61 Ripon road leads to the finish on West Park
The junior men's road race starts in Richmond. It dips into
Wensleydale, before heading up Kidstones Bank (otherwise known as the
Côte de Cray). The other side of the climb, it's down into Wharfedale
(Buckden, Kettlewell, Kilnsey, Threshfield), then on to Bolton Abbey.
From Bolton Bridge, the riders are on the A59, with a climb at
Summerscales up to Blubberhouses Moor. On arrival in Harrogate, there
are three laps of the Harrogate
circuit before the finish on West Park.
The junior women's road race starts in Doncaster. It makes its way
north via Hatfield and Thorne, then passes to the east of Pontefract and
Castleford. Monk Fryston and Sherburn-in-Elmet are on the route before
Tadcaster. Wetherby is the next main town, and from there, the riders
take the A661 to Spofforth. Arriving in High Harrogate at the Empress
roundabout, they are then on the A59 to the New Park roundabout. They
approach the finish on West Park, like the other races, on Ripon Road,
Swan Road, Crescent Road, and Parliament Street.
The U23 men's road race starts in Doncaster, and heads north to
Sherburn-in-Elmet, Tadcaster, and Boroughbridge. Then the route is west
to Ripon and Pateley Bridge, before the riders go up Greenhow Hill, a
popular climb with lots of roadside spectators when it has featured in
the Tour de Yorkshire. The riders then travel via Thruscross and
Blubberhouses to Harrogate. There are three laps of the Harrogate
circuit before the finish on West Park.
The women's road race starts in the centre of Bradford. The riders make
their way north via Shipley and Otley, then climb up Norwood Edge. They
continue to Pateley Bridge, then on to Lofthouse, and the steep Côte de
Lofthouse climb. The market town of Masham is at the northern extremity
of the route, then it's back south via West Tanfield to Ripon. The
return to Harrogate takes in Bishop Thornton, Shaw Mills, Clint,
Birstwith, and Hampsthwaite. The Harrogate circuit is tackled three
times before the finish line.
The men's road race starts in Leeds, and is a monster route of 284.5km.
The ride through the Yorkshire Dales closely resembles Stage 1 of the
2014 Tour de France, with climbs at Cray, Buttertubs, and Grinton Moor.
On their return to Harrogate, the riders do seven laps of the 14-km
Beckwithshaw-Penny Pot Lane-Valley Gardens circuit, before the finish
line on West Park.
circuit is central to the 2019 UCI Road World Championships. The
mixed team time trial is exclusively on it, and most of the other races
will ride it after a route from elsewhere in Yorkshire. For example, the
women's road race does three laps, and the men's road race does seven.