In September the world’s best cyclists will come to Yorkshire for the UCI Road World Championships, the pinnacle event in the international road cycling calendar. The Championships will include a range of men’s and women’s races, across age groups from junior to elite, starting in different towns and cities throughout Yorkshire and each finishing in the main competition town of Harrogate.
It will be the first time that Britain has hosted the UCI Road World Championships since 1982 and Yorkshire is aiming to deliver the most inclusive, innovative and inspiring Road World Championships in the history of the UCI.
The racing will commence on the Saturday 21st September with a ground-breaking para-cycling event running alongside the Championships which will act as a qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The showcase will feature every Paralympic road racing discipline and take place in front of one of the largest crowds ever assembled for an elite para-cycling event.
These UCI Road World Championships will build even further on the county’s growing global reputation for the sport after hosting ‘the grandest of Grand Départs’ for the 2014 Tour de France and the annual legacy race the Tour de Yorkshire which has continued to grow each year, with record breaking spectator numbers.
How to enter the Yorkshire Sportive
- Bike 145.2km
- Bike 97.7km
- Bike 72.1km
Yorkshire Sportive routes
We have three professionally designed routes available. Each course takes in large sections of the Elite events happening over the 2 weeks, including the Harrogate loop which will be closed road for the Sportive.
The long route: Taking in 2 iconic Yorkshire climbs, Greenhow and Kidstones, this route is a challenge for any cyclists with some rewarding climbs with stunning views and exhilarating descents into the valleys of the Yorkshire Dales.
The medium route: Something for everyone on this route. Enjoy the majority of the ride on the rolling hills of the Dales. Trapping Hill offers a challenge running 3.2km at an average of 8%. It will get the legs working and be a rewarding achievement at the top.
The short route: An enjoyable ride through the scenic Yorkshire Dales, mainly rolling hills with minimal hard climbing. You will get to the top of Pateley Moor for some lovely views, the climb being 2.9km at an average of 4.8%.
Yorkshire Sportive weather forecast
Light rain until evening.
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