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UCI World Championships 2019 Yorkshire news: 6 months to go

23rd March 2019

Friary Tower, Richmond
Friary Tower, Richmond

Thursday 21st March 2019 marked 6 months to go until the 2019 UCI World Championships in Yorkshire. To celebrate, historic buildings in six key locations around Yorkshire were lit up in UCI rainbow colours.

The buildings are all in towns that will feature during the World Championships. They are:

  • St Mary's church, Beverley
  • City Hall, Bradford
  • Minster, Doncaster
  • Knaresborough Castle, Harrogate Borough
  • Civic Hall, Leeds
  • Civic Hall, Northallerton
  • Friary Gardens, Richmond
Rainbow lights at City Hall, Bradford
Andy Hindley at City Hall, Bradford

Yorkshire 2019 CEO Andy Hindley was in Bradford to switch on the lights. He said, 'The countdown is most definitely on. We couldn't be more excited, and felt this was a bold and eye-catching way to mark the occasion. The next six months are going to be busy, but everything is on track, and we're looking forward to hosting this once-in-a-generation event on behalf of Great Britain.'

Listen to Andy Hindley interviewed in Bradford:

About 1,400 riders from 190 countries are due to compete in the events at the UCI 2019 road World Championships.

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On Friday 22nd March 2019, it was announced that Sir Gary Verity has resigned as Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, on health grounds. Cycling fans in Yorkshire will fear that it could be the end of an era.

Tour de France 2019

Grand Place, Brussels

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Yorkshire awarded 2019 UCI road World Championships

Yellow bicycle welcome

Yellow bicycle welcome, by Paul Downey, Flickr, Licence CC BY 2.0

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