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Gearing up for World Championships in Hambleton

Published on Thursday, 23rd May 2019

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Communities on the Hambleton leg of the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in September can apply for cash help for their celebrations.

The District Council has opened up a community funding pot for towns and villages along the route when the men’s elite time trials set off from Northallerton on September 25.

Roadshows to help them plan for the event are also being held – on June 13 at the Forum in Northallerton and in July in Bedale Hall. Northallerton BID is also organising a meeting for businesses in the town on July 8 at Northallerton Town Hall at 5.45pm.

Cyclists will ride through Romanby, Morton on Swale, Aiskew and Bedale on their way to a finish in Harrogate. The world championships pass through the district again on Saturday and Sunday September 28 and 29 – through West Tanfield.

Timings for the championships have been unveiled today (May 23) - millions of spectators are expected to line the routes over the nine days of action, with the Yorkshire 2019 Para-Cycling International taking place on Saturday 21 September before the Championships themselves run between 22-29 September.

The routes through Hambleton are:

Wednesday 25 September - Men Elite Individual Ttime Trial - Northallerton to Harrogate

The first rider leaves at 1.10pm before the action concludes in Harrogate at approximately 4.04pm.

Saturday 28 September - Women Elite Road Race - Bradford to Harrogate

The peloton will roll out of Bradford at 11.40am and go through Otley, Pateley Bridge and Masham. It goes through West Tanfield at 1.29pm before reaching the Harrogate circuit at 2.32pm. Three laps should then see the frontrunners emerge before a new world champion is crowned on Parliament Street at 3.42pm.

Sunday 29 September - Men Elite Road Race - Leeds to Harrogate

The riders will exit Leeds at 8.40am and wind their way into the Dales via Ilkley (9:22am) and Skipton (9:42am). They are due to reach West Tanfield by 12.31pm before entering the Harrogate circuit at 1.07pm. Seven laps of that tough and technical loop will ensure only the strongest survive for a chance to claim the iconic rainbow jersey on Parliament Street at approximately 3.21pm.