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UCI: What's going on in Wetherby?

UCI: What's going on in Wetherby?

Published at 8:10am 18th September 2019. (Updated at 9:25pm 18th September 2019)

All you need to know about the competition, as Wetherby hosts the first ever Para-Cycling International race which will take place alongside the UCI Road World Championships 

Which races are taking place at the 2019 Para-Cycling International on Saturday 21st September?

The competition will start in the afternoon as thousands of athletes arrive in Wetherby to take part in the competition.

The five races with varying lengths and difficulty level, will all finish in Harrogate. 

  • Wetherby (41km) - C1-3 Women’s Race at 3pm
  • Wetherby (28km) - T1-2 Men’s Race at 3.05pm
  • Wetherby (28km) - T1-2 Women’s Race at 3.05pm
  • Wetherby (41km) - H1-2 Men’s Race at 3.10pm
  • Wetherby (41km) – H1- 4 Women’s Race at 3.10pm

For spectators, there will also be a big screen with live race coverage - this can be found in the Fan Zone next to the Town Hall.

What's special about being a 'start' town?

Wetherby is a start town which means athletes taking part in the Para-cycling International event will be presented to the crowds. The cyclists then 'sign on' to show they have turned up and are ready to race. 

This will happen right outside the Town Hall.

Members of the public will also be able to see the athletes warm up - giving people a chance to get up close to those taking part.


Wetherby's UCI preparations


What’s on for music and entertainment?

Live performances will start in the morning from 10am, featuring a whole host of choirs, musical theater groups and rock bands at the Horsefair Centre.

Acts will continue throughout the day, with the last show at 3.15pm. 

    • Collingham Band - 10am
    • Wetherby Musical Theatre Group - 11am
    • Daytones Harmony Chorus - 12.15pm
    • Wetherby High School Musical Centre - 1.15pm
    • Elysian Singers - 2.15pm
    • Rock Choir - 3.15pm
Wetherby's UCI preparations


Where will you find family activities and sports?

Events and activities will be running all day long from the Sports engagement area near the Fairground off Westgate.

Activities include:

  • Go-Ride Cycling - British Cycling
  • Open Country
  • British Cycling Go-Ride coaches (junior activity)
  • Active Leeds/Wetherby Leisure Centre information stall
  • UK Sport Cheer Station


Families will have the chance to try their hand at Boccia, mini tennis and wheelchair tennis and compete by playing table top games.

There will also be an artisan market on Church Street.

For more information, please visit Wetherby Town Council website.

A map of Wetherby's UCI activities