Richmondshire District Council

We want to ensure that everyone can celebrate and enjoy the 2019 UCI Road World Championships races. The information on this page will help you plan your visit to Richmondshire.


Top viewing point

To get close to all the action, Richmond Market Place is the best viewing point for the start of the Men’s Junior Road Race on Thursday September 26. 

For those visiting on the Sunday September 29, the climb up to Buttertubs or the summit of Grinton Moor are key points in the race.

To view the race routes, click on the following maps:


Tips for travelling by car

  • Major roads, the A1 north and south, and A66 east and west, run through the district making Richmond town easily accessible for all motorists.
  • Many of our car parks are within walking distance to the Market Place, which is where the start of the race will take place on Thursday September 26. Check out the local car parks within our district ahead of travelling. If you are staying over for a couple of days, speak to your accommodation provider to find out if they offer any parking provision or whether they can recommend the most suitable place for you to park your car.
  • Make sure you carry enough money in change with you; some of our car park payment machines do not return change when purchasing a ticket.
  • Some parking areas across Richmondshire are limited disk parking requiring drivers to display a parking disk. Make sure you have one with you or pick one up as soon as you arrive – many shops and eateries will have them.

Tips for travelling by train

  • The closest train stations to Richmond are Darlington and Northallerton. Both offer regular trains from Leeds, Newcastle, York and London.
  • The Wensleydale Railway is an authentic heritage railway in the Yorkshire Dales that runs from Leeming Bar through to Redmire.

Tips for travelling by bus

  • Arriva buses operate in the area, with routes to nearby towns and villages, such as Colburn and Catterick, as well as regular services to and from Darlington.
  • Dales and District bus service operates within the Richmondshire area.
  • The Little White Bus is a community lead bus service, with volunteer drivers offering routes throughout the district.

Tips for travelling by bike

  • Take care and always wear a helmet! Some of our country roads are very steep and narrow with hidden blind spots. Always take care when you are travelling by bicycle and ensure you are visible to motorists with appropriate clothing and lights.
  • Some accommodation providers are geared up to cater especially for cyclists; speak to your accommodation provider before travelling so that they know of any specific requirements you may have.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help – we’re a friendly bunch in Richmondshire, so whether you need a hand changing a punctured tyre, you’ve taken a wrong turning and need directions, or you just want some advice on which is the best pub to stop off at along the way, local folk will be happy to help.

Road closures

To view road closures and temporary parking restrictions click on the live traffic map and type the relevant location in the search location box.

Further information to help plan your travel before and during the races, as well as providing you with key traffic updates can be found on the Yorkshire 2019 Twitter page - @Y2019travel


Public toilets

Locations of our public toilets can be found here

Accessible toilets can also be found at Richmond Town Hall in the Market Place and Richmond Swimming Pool.


Further information

For more detailed information about the 2019 UCI Road World Championships take a look at the spectator guide pages to help you plan what to see, where events are taking place, and a guide to travel and accommodation. Alternatively, view the spectator guide leaflet.

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