Richmondshire District Council

Richmond’s iconic Friary Tower turned all the colours of the rainbow tonight (Thursday March 21) to celebrate six months to go to the world cycle championships.

Richmond marketplace will welcome the world’s top cyclists later this year when the men’s junior road race in the UCI Road World Championships sets off from the cobbles on Thursday September 26. Riders will cycle through Catterick Garrison, Leyburn and Aysgarth as they head to the finish line in Harrogate 144.5km later.

And the following weekend (Sept 29) riders will once again venture into the district passing through the Dales on the final day of the championships.

Thursday marked the six month countdown to the championships and to celebrate landmarks across Yorkshire were lit up in the iconic UCI rainbow colours. They were in Beverley, Leeds, Doncaster, Knaresborough, Northallerton, Bradford and Richmond.

Image of Friary Tower, Richmond, lit up in the colours of the iconic UCI rainbow jersey, March 2019
Friary Tower in the Friary Memorial Gardens, Richmond, lit up in the colours of the iconic UCI rainbow jersey
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