Where to watch the elite women's individual time trial, UCI 2019
women's individual time trial at the UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds
takes place on Tuesday 24th September 2019. The route from Ripon via
Nidderdale to Harrogate is 30km. The best spots for watching the event
are likely to be the start at Ripon, the climbs away from the river
Nidd, and the finish at Harrogate.
Where to watch the elite women's individual time trial: Ripon
Ripon Market Place will be a hive of activity as one by one, the
competitors take to the start ramp.
There'll be a chance to see the competitors preparing and warming up.
Arguably, there's more tension and atmosphere at the start of a time
trial than at the finish.
As a city, Ripon has welcomed the World Championships, and is looking
forward to hosting this event. It should be a great day.
Where to watch the elite women's individual time trial: Bedlam
Anyone watching on the A61 south of Ripon should get some good
photos, especially on the long straight across Bishop Monkton Moor.
An advantage of watching at Bedlam, though, would be the reduced pace
as the riders come up the hill. That should give you a bit more time
to line up a great shot, and capture the effort and pain.
Where to watch the elite women's individual time trial: Birstwith
I imagine this will be a day when the people who live in Birstwith
come together and celebrate the event. There are likely to be
decorations and a festive atmosphere.
Some may just watch from their front gardens, and others might go
part way up Elton Hill, the 14% climb out of the village.
Where to watch the elite women's individual time trial:
Hampsthwaite is another of the Nidderdale villages on the route.
The best atmosphere will be in the village itself, while there may be
a better chance of getting really good photos of the competitors as
they head out of Hampsthwaite up Grayston Plain Lane.
Where to watch the elite women's individual time trial: Harrogate
The elite women's individual time trial doesn't include any laps of
the Harrogate circuit - it's just up Parliament Street to the West
Park finish line.
Still, there's an opportunity to combine watching live and seeing the
TV coverage on big screens in the fan park on West Park Stray.