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UCI World Championships Guide Day 1: Para-Cycling International races

UCI World Championships Guide Day 1: Para-Cycling International races

Published at 3:07pm 28th August 2019. (Updated at 12:32pm 10th September 2019)

Harrogate is hosting the biggest event in the cycling season, the UCI Road World Championships – with riders from all over the world coming to Yorkshire to compete for the iconic rainbow jersey.

The racing starts on Saturday 21st September with the Yorkshire 2019 Para-Cycling, before the Championships themselves kick off the following day.

Which races are happening? Which roads are closed? What are the timings?

Everything you need to know about para-cycling, as Harrogate hosts the finish of every race.

  • The Yorkshire 2019 Para-Cycling International takes place on Saturday 21st September 2019.
  • It is the first time a para-cycling event has been run alongside the Championships.
  • On the day, 26 races will take place across all four para-cycling classifications.
  • Races start in Beverley, Tadcaster, Wetherby and finish in Harrogate.
  • Road closures begin from 6am and end by 7:30pm.
  • Download the full Day One Road Closures leaflet here

Which races are taking place to coincide with the UCI World Championships on Saturday 21st September?

In total there are 26 races taking place on Saturday 21st September, all part of the Yorkshire 2019 Para-Cycling International, which is technically a separate event from the UCI Road World Championships. It's the first time that Para-Cycling has featured alongside the World Championships.

The races encompass all four para-cycling classifications. These are:

B - Tandem (visually impaired riders with a sighted pilot on the front),

C - Bicycle (riders with physical impairments using an adapted bicycle to assist them),

H - Handcycle (riders with impairments affecting either both legs or a combination of the upper and lower limbs),

T - Tricycle (riders with cerebral palsy, neurological conditions or unable to ride a bicycle)

There are a total of 13 classifications of male and female riders. They start from the following locations:

Beverley (106.2km)

B Men
B Women
C4-5 Men

Tadcaster (57km)

H3-5 Men
H5 Women
C1-3 Men
C4-5 Women

Wetherby

C1-3 Women (41.2km)
H1-2 Men (41.2km)
H1-4 Women (41.2km)
T1-2 Men (28km)
T1-2 Women (28km)

Where does the Yorkshire 2019 Para-Cycling International route travel through on Saturday 21st September?

The four race maps, from Yorkshire 2019, are below:

Beverley to Harrogate

Yorkshire 2019 UCI World Championships Day 1 Route Map: BEVERLEY TO HARROGATE

Tadcaster to Harrogate

Yorkshire 2019 UCI World Championships Day 1 Route Map: TADCASTER TO HARROGATE

Wetherby to Harrogate 41km

Yorkshire 2019 UCI World Championships Day 1 Route Map: WETHERBY TO HARROGATE  41KM

Wetherby to Harrogate 28km

Yorkshire 2019 UCI World Championships Day 1 Route Map: WETHERBY TO HARROGATE 28KM

What time is the racing on Saturday 21st September?

The timings for Saturday 21st September's Para-cycling are as follows:

UCI DAY 1: Para cycling RACE TIMINGS Beverley, Tadcaster, Wetherby and Harrogate

Where and when are the roads closed for the 2019 Para-Cycling event on Saturday 21st September?

There will be a number of road closures throughout the day, with the longer closures being in place around central and eastern areas of Harrogate.

As there are various races taking place the road closures are "fixed" so will remain closed for the times set.

Yorkshire 2019 have provided the following map of road closures for the main route, with timings for the closures:

  • Amber means the race route is closed but designated route crossing and access points are open.
  • Red means the race route and designated route crossing and access points are closed.
  • Outside of red and amber times the roads are open.

Beverley/Market Weighton

Amber: 10am - 11:30am
Red: 11:30am - 12:30pm
Amber: 12:30pm - 1pm

Holme on Spalding Moor/Foggathorpe/Bubwith/North Duffield/A163

Amber: 10:30am-12 noon
Red: 12 noon - 1pm
Amber: 1pm - 1:30pm

A19/Riccall/Kelfield/Cawood/Ozendyke/Ulleskelf/North Milford

Amber: 11am - 12:30pm
Red: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Amber: 1:30pm - 2pm

A162/Grimston

Amber: 11:30am - 1pm
Red: 1pm - 2pm
Amber 2-2:30pm

Tadcaster/Thorp Arch

Amber: 11:30-1pm
Red: 1pm-3pm
Amber 3-3:30pm

Bickerton/Wetherby/Spofforth

Amber: 12:30-1pm
Red: 1-3:30pm
Amber: 3:30-4pm

Little Ribston/Knaresborough

Amber: 11:45am-1:15pm
Red: 1:15-4pm
Amber: 4-4:30pm

Scotton/Farnham/Occaney/Copgrove/Burton Leonard/Wormald Green

Amber: 1-2:30pm
Red: 2:30-5pm
Amber: 5-5:30pm

Wormald Green/Ripley/South Stainley/Killinghall/New Park/Hydro, Harrogate

Amber: 12noon - 1:30pm
Red: 1:30pm-5:30pm
Amber: 5:30-6pm

Ripon Road Hydro/Parliament Street/Crescent Road/Swan Road

Amber: 7am - 8:30am
Red: 8:30am-11am
Amber: 11am-1:30pm
Red: 1:30pm-5:30pm
Amber: 5:30-6:30pm

Otley Road/Pot Bank/Penny Pot Lane/Cornwall Road/Harlow Moor Road/Harlow Moor Drive/Valley Drive/Cornwall Road/Hereford Road/Kent Road

Amber: 7am-8:30am
Red: 8:30am-11am
Amber: 11am-12noon

ROAD CLOSURES DAY 1 MAIN ROUTE

Download the full Day One Road Closures leaflet here

Harrogate Road Closures

As Harrogate is the finish and main hub for all UCI World Road Cycling Championship events, there are longer road closures in place.

The Harrogate Circuit will be closed on the morning for training and familiarisation for the riders taking part in later events.

On Saturday 21st September 2019 the road closures in Harrogate will be as follows:

Kings Road & Cheltenham Parade (A61)

Open: 00:00 - 08:30
Completely closed: 08:30 - 11:00
Open: 11:00 - 13:30
Completely closed: 13:30 - 17:30
Roads re-open by: 17:30

Parliament Street (A61) & West Park (A61)

Open: 00:00 - 06:00
Completely closed: 06:00 - 19:30
Roads re-open by: 19:30

Otley Road (B6162), Pot Bank (B6161), Oaker Bank (B6161), Penny Pot Lane, Cornwall Road, Harlow Moor Drive, Harlow Moor Road, Valley Drive, Herefore Road, Kent Road

Open: 00:00 - 07:00
Closed with crossing points to allow vehicle access: 07:00 - 08:30
Completely closed: 08:30-11:00
Roads re-open from: 12:00

Ripon Road (A61), Swan Road, Crescent Road

Open: 00:00 - 07:00
Closed with crossing points to allow vehicle access: 07:00 - 08:30
Completely closed: 08:30 - 11:00
Closed with crossing points to allow vehicle access: 11:00 - 13:30
Completely closed: 13:30 - 17:30
Closed with crossing points to allow vehicle access: 17:30 - 18:30
Roads re-open from: 18:30

ROAD CLOSURES DAY 1 HARROGATE AREA
ROAD CLOSURES DAY 1 HARROGATE CENTRE

Where can I watch the cycling at the UCI World Championships on Saturday 21st September?

The Yorkshire 2019 Fan Zone will also be open from 09:00 - 21:00, including views of the finish, televised race action on the big screen, entertainment and loads of stalls. The Fan Zone will be located on the West Park Stray.

You are welcome to watch from any part of the route on the side of the road - just make sure you stay safe and back from the road! 

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