Bradford gearing up to host two races in the 2019 UCI Road World Championships

UCI Road World Championship roadshows in the district  

Bradford is gearing up to host two races in the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in September and residents and businesses across the district will be able to find out all they need to know about this prestigious cycling event at two roadshows.

The roadshows – both of which are free of charge – are delivered by event organisers Yorkshire 2019 in partnership with Bradford Council and are the perfect way to learn all about the Championships, and how residents, businesses and community organisations can get involved.

The sessions will include a short presentation with detailed information on the various routes, advice on how people can make the most of this truly global event, as well as the chance to ask any questions they may have.

There will also be advice around brand guidelines and how local businesses and communities can make the most of the opportunity.

The first roadshow takes place in Bradford city centre on Thursday 18 July at St George’s Hall. Registration will be from 5pm with the event taking place from 5.30pm until 7.30pm.

The second roadshow will take place in Baildon at Hollins Hall Hotel on Monday 22 July. Registration will be from 6.30pm, with the event taking place from 7pm until 9pm.

The Women’s Elite Road Race of the Championships starts in City Park in Bradford city centre on Saturday 28 September at around 11.40am. The route for the top women cyclists goes through the city centre and on to Manningham Lane, through the gates into Lister Park and exits the park through the Norman Arch towards Shipley and Fox Corner, it then goes on to bottom of Baildon, the riders then tackle Hollins Hill before leaving the district.

The Men’s Elite Road Race comes through the Wharfe Valley on Sunday 29 September 2019. The route starts in Leeds at around 8.40am and enters the district from Otley on the A660 Ilkley Road and into Ilkley town centre along Church Street and Skipton Road. They leave the town centre still on the A65 Skipton Road and on to Addingham through the village centre before it heads on to Skipton.

Coun Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places said: “The UCI Road World Championships coming to the district in September is a fantastic way for us all to get together and show the world all the amazing things about the wonderful place we call home.

“These roadshows are totally free of charge and delivered by Yorkshire 2019. They offer a great opportunity for residents, businesses and community organisation to find out more about what is happening in their local area and across the district during the Championships and how they can become involved.”

The roadshows are open to everyone, but people are asked to register their interest. Visit www.eventbright.co.uk and search UCI.

More information about the UCI Road World Championships can be found at www.yorkshire2019.co.uk

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