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The Vicarage Harrogate

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There's an exceptional opportunity to secure accommodation for the World Championships after the cancellation of a block booking.

The Vicarage, in the little village of Nidd, a stone's throw from Ripley and a short bike ride from Harrogate, is right by the route of many of the races, including the elite women's ITT and the elite men's road race.

They offer 3 stylish boutique rooms - all king-sized beds. You help yourself to a delicious continental breakfast spread from the in-room pantry, whatever time you like. Superfast wifi to follow all the action. Easy access to Harrogate by car, or train, avoiding any road closures. Parking and secure bike storage.

What do guests say? 'A hidden gem...What did I like? Everything!'

Read more about The Vicarage or contact owners Eileen and Robin.

UCI World Championships 2019 Yorkshire: events & routes

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Details of the events and routes at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships, after they were announced on 26th September 2018.

Men's road race

Kilnsey Crag
Kilnsey Crag

Sunday 29th September 2019

The men's road race starts in Leeds, and is a monster route of 284.5km. The ride through the Yorkshire Dales closely resembles Stage 1 of the 2014 Tour de France, with climbs at Cray, Buttertubs, and Grinton Moor. On their return Harrogate, the riders do seven laps of the 14-km Beckwithshaw-Penny Pot Lane-Valley Gardens circuit, before the finish line on West Park.

Read about the route of the men's road race at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

Women's road race

Cote de Lofthouse
Côte de Lofthouse

Saturday 28th September 2019

The women's road race starts in the centre of Bradford. The riders make their way north via Shipley and Otley, then climb up Norwood Edge. They continue to Pateley Bridge, then on to Lofthouse, and the steep Côte de Lofthouse climb. The market town of Masham is at the top of the route, then it's back south via West Tanfield to Ripon. The return to Harrogate is via Bishop Thornton, Shaw Mills, Clint, Birstwith, Clapham Green, and Hampsthwaite. The finishing circuit is the same as the men's, but only done three times.

Read about the route of the women's road race at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

Men's individual time trial

Slow ducks crossing Kirkby Malzeard
Slow ducks crossing, Kirkby Malzeard

Wednesday 25th September 2019

The elite men's individual time trial is a 54km route from Northallerton to Harrogate. Heading south out of Northallerton, it passes through Morton-on-Swale, and crosses the A1M at Leeming Bar, before reaching Bedale. Just after the 20km point, the competitors will cross the river Ure and reach Masham. From Masham, the route is popular with local cyclists: Grewelthorpe, Kirkby Malzeard, and Risplith, then on to Ripley, where it joins the A61 (less popular with this local cyclist). The A61 Ripon road leads to the finish on West Park in Harrogate.

Read about the route of the elite men's individual time trial at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

Women's individual time trial

Ripley Castle
Ripley Castle

Tuesday 24th September 2019

The elite women's individual time trial is 30.3km. The route is from Ripon to Harrogate. Leaving Ripon, the riders are on the A61 to Ripley. Then they turn off the A61 and make their way through Bedlam, Clint, Birstwith, Clapham Green, and Hampsthwaite. They join the A59, and enter Harrogate at the New Park roundabout, where they re-join the A61 which leads to the finish on West Park.

Read about the route of the elite women's individual time trial at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

Mixed team time trial

Parliament Street, Harrogate

Parliament Street, Harrogate

Sunday 22nd September 2019

The mixed team time trial takes place on the Harrogate circuit, on the Sunday of the opening weekend of the Championships. It's national teams of three men and three women. The men ride the 14-km circuit first, and when the second of them crosses the line, the women set off. The final time is taken when the second of the female riders crosses the finish line on West Park.

This should be a fun and exciting event on the opening weekend of the Championships.

Read about the mixed team time trial at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

More 2019 UCI Road World Championships events and routes.

UCI World Championships 2019 Yorkshire: news

UCI World Championships 2019 Yorkshire news: new women's time trial route

20th May 2019

Route of the UCI 2019 elite women's ITT
UCI 2019 elite women's ITT route

There's been a change to the route of the elite women's individual time trial at the Yorkshire Worlds.

The original route was straight down the A61 from Ripon to Harrogate, followed by one lap of the Harrogate circuit. The new route forks off the A61 at Ripley, and takes in Bedlam, Clint, Birstwith, and Hampsthwaite.

The change may have been made to minimise disruption to traffic, but the result is a more challenging, technical, and interesting time trial course.

Read about the UCI 2019 elite women's individual time trial.

More UCI World Championships 2019 Yorkshire news.

UCI World Championships 2019: Yorkshire rainbow jerseys film

Welcome to Yorkshire has produced a short feelgood film, featuring some of the nicest places in the county, and local people on bikes wearing rainbow jerseys.

Tour de France 2019

Grand Place, Brussels

The Tour de France 2019 starts with a Grand Départ in Brussels on 6th July 2019. Read a stage by stage guide to the Tour de France 2019.

UCI World Championships 2019 Yorkshire: cycling heritage film

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