Richmondshire District Council

UCI Road World Championships

Thursday September 26 2019


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UK’s Biggest Sporting Event in 2019 is coming to Yorkshire!

The world’s best cyclists are coming to Yorkshire to take part in the UK’s biggest sporting event in 2019.

The 2019 UCI Road World Championships takes place for nine days this September bringing in thousands of riders and spectators.

And Richmond will be hosting the start of the Men’s Junior Road Race. The event - on Thursday September 26 - will see cyclists set off from the market place before racing out to Catterick Garrison, Leyburn and the Dales on their way to the finish line in Harrogate. Click on the link to view the Men's Junior Road Race route.

And it’s not the only time spectators will get the chance to see the riders in the district - the Men’s Elite Road Race will pass through on Sunday 29 September. Click on the link to view the Men's Elite Road Race route.

For more detailed route information visit the Yorkshire 2019 website.

For queries on the race email


  • Men's Junior Road Race - Thursday September 26: after starting in Richmond at 12.10pm the race heads into the Dales and the first key climb is awaiting the riders at Kidstones at 1.14pm. The second major ascent then comes shortly after the peloton has passed Bolton Abbey at 2.02pm, and the action should hit the Harrogate circuit at 2.38pm. After three laps of that, the race should conclude on Parliament Street at 3.38pm.

    Click on the link to view the Men's Junior race timings.


  • Men's Elite Road Race - Sunday September 29: the riders leave Leeds at 8.40am and wind their way into the Dales via Ilkley (9.22am) and Skipton (9.42am). They are due to reach Kettlewell by 10.14am before a trio of significant climbs come one after another. Cray is first up at 10.27am and Buttertubs will be crested at approximately 11.16am before they reach the summit of Grinton Moor at 11.51am. Masham (12.23pm), Ripon (12.44pm) and Ripley (1.01pm) then follow in quick succession before the peloton enters the Harrogate circuit at 1.07pm. Seven laps of that tough and technical loop will ensure only the strongest survive for a chance to claim the iconic rainbow jersey on Parliament Street at approximately 3.21pm. 

    Click on the link to view the Men's Elite race timings.

Spectator guide

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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