UCI: WATCH: Sneak peak of the Fan Zone

UCI: WATCH: Sneak peak of the Fan Zone

Published at 12:09pm 20th September 2019. (Updated at 12:12pm 20th September 2019)

The Harrogate Fan Zone coming together

  • The UCI Road World Championships get underway tomorrow.
  • During the 9-days, 1600 cyclists will take to the streets of Yorkshire.
  • Harrogate is a host town - with every race finishing in the town.
  • Organisers have created a large Fan Zone on The Stray.
  • Large TV screens, food stalls, entertainment and many more activities will take place there.
  • It officially opens at 9am on Saturday, 21 September.

Stray FM's been given an exclusive, sneak peak at the Fan Zone on The Stray.

It's not open officially until Saturday, 21 September - but we've been given a behind the scenes tour.

Organisers, Yorkshire 2019, is expecting around 45,000 people to visit the fan zone.

Located on The Stray in the centre of Harrogate, the Fan Zone is near the finish line.

 

 

 

Preparations for the UCI underway on The Stray

 

The Fan Zone will be an area for those wishing to experience the UCI World Championships - with all races finishing in the town across the entire nine days.

It's going to be full of traders, exhibitors, activities and entertainment including big screens to watch all of the action as the racing unfolds.

 

Preparations for the UCI underway on The Stray

 

Each race will be seen with live screenings, there will also be music and entertainment.

All winners will awarded their rainbow jersey during a ceremony which will take place onstage in the Harrogate Fan Zone.

 

Preparations for the UCI underway on The Stray

 

Every race can be viewed at the fan zone.

It officially opens at 9am on Saturday, 21 September until 8.30pm on Sunday, 29 September.

 

Preparations for the UCI underway on The Stray

 

There will also be live music with Pulp vocalist Jarvis Cocker performing a DJ set on Friday 27th September, and The Pigeon Detectives and Litany follow him on Saturday evening before The Feeling round off the Championships in style on Sunday 29th September. 

 

Preparations for the UCI underway on The Stray

 

The West Park Stray is the area between West Park, Montpellier Hill and Cold Bath Road.

 

Preparations for the UCI underway on The Stray

 

The opening ceremony of the UCI Road World Championships takes place on Saturday 21st September.

The ceremony will take place onstage in the Harrogate Fan Zone – between 5pm - 5.45pm.

 

Preparations for the UCI underway on The Stray

 

The world's media will descend on Harrogate to report on the nine-event.

 

Preparations for the UCI underway on The Stray