Harrogate will be thronged with visitors during the UCI 2019 road
World Championships from 21st to 29th September 2019. With a year to go,
hotels were close to full according to a Stray FM
With a month to go, there aren't many rooms left. Quoted in the
Harrogate Advertise on 22nd August 2019, Simon Cotton of HRH Hotel Group
Harrogate said that both weekend dates are close to sold out, with the
large hotels 99% full. 'The guest houses have...around 10 per cent spare
capacity left overall. Midweek, Monday to Thursday nights inclusive,
there is still space left with my best guess being...90 per cent of the
rooms are booked.'
There's an exceptional opportunity to secure accommodation for the
World Championships after the cancellation of a block booking.
The Vicarage, in the little village of Nidd, a stone's throw from
Ripley and a short bike ride from Harrogate, is right by the route of
many of the races, including the elite women's ITT and the elite men's
They offer 3 stylish boutique rooms - all king-sized beds. You help
yourself to a delicious continental breakfast spread from the in-room
pantry, whatever time you like. Superfast wifi to follow all the
action. Easy access to Harrogate by car, or train, avoiding any road
closures. Parking and secure bike storage.
What do guests say? 'A hidden gem...What did I like? Everything!'
Where to stay for the UCI 2019 road World Championships: camping
RUFC has a large area of land at Rudding Lane, which will be
open for camping and caravans during the UCI 2019 World Champs.
There's a clubhouse offering bar and catering, and shower and WC
facilities. Electric hook-up is limited, and early booking is
Harrogate Railway FC - Station View
View sports ground in Starbeck, Harrogate, is opening its two
sports pitches to visitors staying for the 2019 UCI World
Championships, from Friday 20th to Monday 30th September 2019. One
pitch will be for caravans, and the other for tents and hard parking
for motor homes.
There are WC and shower facilities on site, and the club house will
be open every day for drinks, meals, and evening entertainment.
Pink Moon camping
Moon have two sites for the UCI 2019 World Championships. One is
a campervan pitch site at Beckwithshaw (on the Harrogate circuit), and
the other is a pre-pitched tent site at 'Harrogate Cr'.
Bilton Cricket Club
Club are offering camping, with pitches for tents and spaces for
camper vans. There's also daily parking for the World Championship
Bilton Cricket Club is in a nice area, close to the Nidd Gorge and
the Nidderdale Greenway. It's an easy 10 minute cycle to Harrogate
town centre, a 20 minute walk, or a short bus ride.
Camping is available for 4 nights from Thursday 26th September 2019
for £99 plus fees. Then you can combine the two events, visiting the
Motorhome & Caravan Show, and travelling to Harrogate or anywhere
on the World Championships race routes to watch the cycling.
Where to stay for the UCI 2019 road World Championships: hotels
According to Harrogate tourist office, there was a surge of bookings
when the World Championships were first announced in October 2016.
Since then, interest has been steadier, but is likely to pick up as
people make plans in the months and weeks before the event.
In mid-May, the Hotel St George was fully booked from Thursday 26th
to Sunday 29th September 2019, but still had about half its rooms
available for the start of the World Championships week.
Where to stay for the UCI 2019 road World Championships:
There may still be some holiday rental properties available, although
they are filling up fast, particularly for the end of the week and the
Marie-Thérèse Hardy of Artists'
Cottages says, 'Our cottages were booked up for the final
weekend almost instantly the announcement was made. It was as if
people were poised, with their fingers over the 'book' button.'
Some local people are renting out their houses for the duration of
the UCI World Championships.
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