2019 looks set to be a brilliant year for cycling fans, with the Tour de Yorkshire in May and UCI road world championships in September.
UCI World Championships
To find out more about the world championships visit the official Yorkshire 2019 UCI Road World Championships website.
Tour de Yorkshire
North Yorkshire will once again play a significant part in the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire cycle race. It will take place between Thursday 2 May and Sunday 5 May and has been upgraded to HC status by cycling's world governing body the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). This is the highest category possible for a multi-day race outside of the UCI World Tour.
As with previous events, we are working with partners, including event organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and Amaury Sports Organisation, district councils and emergency services, on a highways operation to host the race while maintaining vital access for local residents, visitors and businesses.
Route details for North Yorkshire
Stage 1 on Thursday 2 May: starts in Doncaster and ends in Selby, covering 179km, with 32km (18 per cent) of those in North Yorkshire. The route will take in Escrick, Stillingfleet, Cawood, Thorpe Willoughby and Selby.
Stage 2 on Friday 3 May: starts in Barnsley and ends in Bedale, covering 135km, with 68km (50 per cent) of those in North Yorkshire. The route will take in Leathley, Harrogate, Killinghall, Wormald Green, Ripon, West Tanfield, Carthorpe, Burneston and Bedale.
Stage 3 on Saturday 4 May: starts in Bridlington and ends in Scarborough, covering 134km, with 128km (96 per cent) in North Yorkshire. The route takes in Reighton, Hunmanby, Folkton, Cayton, Seamer, East Ayton, Hackness, Harwood Dale, Fylingthorpe, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, Sandsend, Egton, Grosmont, Sleights, Cloughton, Burniston and Scarborough.
Stage 4 on Sunday 5 May: starts in Halifax and ends in Leeds, covering 182km, with 130km (71 per cent) in North Yorkshire. The route takes in Sutton-in-Craven, Crosshills, Skipton, Embsay, Burnsall, Threshfield, Kilnsey, Kettlewell (including Park Rash), Middleham, Masham, Grewelthorpe, Kirkby Malzeard, Pateley Bridge, Greenhow Hill, Blubberhouses and Askwith Moor.
You can find out more on the official Tour de Yorkshire website.
Past event highlights
Race route 2017
Stage one of the event was on Friday 28 April. It started in Bridlington and ended in Scarborough, covering 173km, with 110km (63 per cent) of those in North Yorkshire.
The route took in Norton, Malton, Amotherby, Kirby Misperton, Pickering, Sleights, Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Scarborough. This map shows the route of stage one of the race in North Yorkshire (pdf / 2 MB).
Stage one recce with Adam Blythe
Stage two of the event was on Saturday 29 April. It started in Tadcaster and ended in Harrogate, covering 123km, with 108km (88 per cent) in North Yorkshire.
The route took in Knaresborough, Ripley, Pateley Bridge, Masham, West Tanfield, Ripon, Hampsthwaite and Harrogate. This map shows the route of stage two of the race in North Yorkshire (pdf / 2 MB).
Stage two recce with Lucy Garner
Stage three of the event was on Sunday 30 April. It started in Bradford and ended in Fox Valley, Sheffield, with approximately 20 per cent of the route in North Yorkshire, 38km of the full 194km.
The route took in Bolton Abbey, Burnsall, Linton, Skipton and Kildwick. This map shows the route of stage three of the race in North Yorkshire (pdf / 2 MB).
Stage three recce, part one with Russ Downing
Summary of stage one
Summary of stage two
Videos courtesy of Welcome to Yorkshire and Tour organiser ASO