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Hambleton cycles on to world stage

Published on Thursday, 27th September 2018

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Hambleton will be put on the world map next year as it prepares to welcome the world’s top cyclists in September (2019).

Northallerton is to host the start of one the most prestigious races in the UCI Road World Championships – the High Street will be taken over with riders from across the globe on Wednesday September 25.   They will cycle through Romanby, Morton on Swale and Bedale as they head to the finish line in Harrogate 54km later.

And the following weekend (Sept 28 and 29) riders will once again venture into the district passing through West Tanfield on both days.

“These championships promise to bring the cream of the world cycling community to Hambleton and we will be doing our utmost to support our communities and businesses in showcasing what we have on offer here,” said Leader of Hambleton District Council, Councillor Mark Robson.

“We will see the men’s elite individual time trials set off from Northallerton High Street – one of the most sought after prizes of the whole championships and one that sees the cyclists ride against the clock individually.   Cycling has taken off across Hambleton since the Tour De France visited and we can only expect that interest to grow with this event.”

Full details of the Yorkshire 2019 championships were announced in Innsbruck tonight (Wednesday Sept 26) when starts across the county were unveiled.  They are receiving unprecedented financial backing with the UK Government and UK Sport committing £12 million to deliver a world-class event. A further £15 million has been allocated to develop entry-level cycling facilities across England. This commitment means that the 2019 UCI Road World Championships will deliver a legacy that will transform the sporting fabric of the country.

More information - including the route maps - is available on hambleton.gov.uk