UCI Road World Cycling Championships

We can’t wait to welcome the UCI Road World Championships to North Yorkshire from the 22 to 29 September and showcase it to the world.

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  • Yorkshire 2019 - UCI Road World Championships

This massive global sporting event will again focus the eyes of the world on our county, allowing everyone a fantastic opportunity to showcase it to the world.

We are looking forward to celebrating with you and enjoying the many events planned by towns and villages up and down the route.

Hosting the UCI Road World Cycling Championships will build on the reputation North Yorkshire has as a spectacular destination for cycling, beginning with the Tour de Yorkshire Grand Départ in 2014 and growing with its legacy, the annual Tour de Yorkshire. The spectators, who will come from around the world, and the global media coverage, including live broadcasts on BBC TV, will bring significant economic benefits and offer our county incredible worldwide profile once again.

As a major partner we are working with the event organisers Yorkshire 2019 and many other organisations, to ensure that the UCI Road World Cycling Championships are a safe and enjoyable event for spectators and cyclists and that disruption is minimised for people who live, work or go to school near the routes.

UCI travel and transport

As North Yorkshire prepares to welcome the 2019 UCI Road World Championships, traffic management planning is well underway. Road closures, diversion routes, parking restrictions and alternative parking areas will be in place to help to minimise the impact on residents and businesses whilst also ensuring the safe and successful delivery of the championships.


The Harrogate circuit

Due to the nature of racing on the Harrogate circuit, fixed road closures are required to maintain public and event safety. We aim to keep these closures as short as possible, with dedicated crossing times for those residents and businesses affected by the circuit. We aim to reopen roads as soon as it is as safe to do so to keep disruption to a minimum.

There will be dedicated vehicle and pedestrian crossing points which will be open to maintain access across the race route. Locations and times are highlighted on the map page of this guide. During full closure of the road, vehicle crossing points will be closed, except for emergency services access.

Pedestrian crossing points during the full closure of the road will be dependent upon race conditions. At all times you must follow instructions given by the stewards and use only the dedicated crossing points.

Due to the different events and finish times across the UCI Road World Championships, the timings of road closures will vary through the week. For the most up to date race timings and road closures go to yorkshire2019.co.uk. The majority of road closures are not in place all day, every day.

This applies to all of the circuit except for West Park and Parliament Street area, which will be subject to alternative road closure arrangements. For the most up to date race timings and road closures on Yorkshire 2019.

Closures on West Park between Albert Street and the Prince of Wales Roundabout will be in place throughout the championships. We will be contacting impacted residents and businesses in these areas to discuss in more detail. West Park and Parliament Street will be kept open from Albert Street to Crescent Road for as long as possible each day. For the most up to date race timings and road closures go to Yorkshire 2019.

Parking restrictions will be in place throughout the UCI Road World Championships on the race route and some disc zone parking will be temporarily allocated as residents parking zones. If you have a residents or visitor on street parking permit, you will be able to park in adjacent permit areas.

Some pay and display on-street parking in the town centre will be closed, with some of the main car parks in use for event purposes. There will be park and stride/ride sites on some key routes into the town centre to provide additional car parking spaces throughout the championships.

Go to Yorkshire 2019 for the most update information.

Find out about the UCI Road World Championship

Yorkshire 2019 are inviting businesses, schools and community groups across Yorkshire to a series of roadshows as the county gears up to host the 2019 UCI Road World Championships and Yorkshire 2019 Para-Cycling International.

The roadshows, delivered by Yorkshire 2019, are a great opportunity to come along and find out more about what is happening in your local area and across the region during the Championships. Find out more or register for a roadshow.

Win a bear and hamper of goodies

We are giving you the chance to win our very special Bear and a hamper full of goodies made right here in North Yorkshire. Bear’s clothes were knitted especially for the UCI Road World Cycling Championships. Bear will be travelling across North Yorkshire, visiting the towns, communities and landmarks that will soon be on the world stage.

We are helping Bear see as many places as possible before the championships start. The only problem is that Bear has no name. We need your help to give Bear a name!

Follow us on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram channels to keep up with Bear on his travels around North Yorkshire.

The jumper and hat sported by bear were knitted by Carol Dunkley and Hazel Barker from Ripon Poppy Project. 

A team of knitters in Ripon have been knitting rainbow cycling jerseys, which will be strung together and used as bunting. The miniature jumpers, like the one Bear has, will be stitched together to form baby blankets for countries where families struggle to afford blankets for new-borns.

Enter now

To be in with a chance of winning Bear and a hamper complete our form and submit your chosen name for Bear before 4pm on Friday 23 August 2019.

To find Bear's new name we will create a shortlist of our favourite from your suggestions and put them to the public vote on our social media channels.

Competition and prize draw terms and conditions

  1. The Competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 years or over.
  2. All correct and eligible entries will be entered into the competition.
  3. All Competition entries must be submitted online or on a postcard or letter to Editor, Bear competition, Communications Unit, North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Racecourse Road, Northallerton, DL7 8AD and only one entry per person is permitted.
  4. The Opening Date and Closing Date for entries to the Competition shall be as specified in Competition information.  Entries received after this time will not be considered or entered.
  5. The entity offering the Competition is North Yorkshire County Council of County Hall, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8AD (‘NYCC’). NYCC accepts no responsibility for entries not received for whatever reason, including, but not limited to human error, any technical fault, technical malfunction, computer hardware or software failure, satellite, network or server failure of any kind.
  6. One winner will be selected by public vote from a shortlist of entries.
  7. The winner will receive the Prize as specified in the Competition information from NYCC or the provider of the Prize (as applicable).
  8. The winner will be notified by email or post before the Notification Date and must provide a valid UK postal address to claim the prize. If a winner does not respond to NYCC within five business days of being notified by NYCC, then the winner's prize will be forfeited and NYCC will select another winner.
  9. The prize for the winner is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.
  10. The decision of NYCC regarding any aspect of the Competition and/or the Prize Draw is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into in respect of the same.
  11. The winner's name and county can be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the Communications Unit, North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8AD no earlier than 42 days nor later than 84 days after the date of the Closing Date of the competition.
  12. Participants are deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions upon entry. NYCC reserves the right to refuse entry, or refuse to award the prize to anyone in breach of these terms and conditions.
  13. NYCC reserves the right to hold void, cancel, suspend, or amend the Competition and/or the Prize Draw where it becomes necessary to do so.
  14. Insofar as is permitted by law, NYCC, its agents or employees will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of NYCC its agents or employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.
  15. Winners may be required to participate in publicity related to the competition which may include the publication of their name in any media.
  16. Personal data supplied during the course of the Competition may be passed on to third parties only insofar as required for delivery of the prize in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.
  17. The Competition will be governed by English law submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

This Privacy Notice is designed to help you understand how your personal data is processed in relation to this competition. This notice should be read in conjunction with the Council’s Corporate Privacy Notice.

Who are we?

North Yorkshire County Council is a ‘Data Controller’ as defined by Article 4(7) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This means that we have a duty of care towards the personal data that we collect and use. The Council has appointed Veritau Ltd to be its Data Protection Officer. Their contact details are:

Data Protection Officer (Veritau Ltd)
County Hall
Racecourse Lane

infogov@northyorks.gov.uk / 01609 532526

By entering this competition you are giving your consent for us to contact you in the event that you are the winner. We will never pass on your details without your consent or use your information for any other purpose. Personal data of the winner may be passed on to third parties only insofar as required for delivery of the prize.

If you are unhappy with the way in which your data has been handled or the way in which a data protection request has been answered then you may complain to our data protection officer. 

If you are still unhappy with the response from our data protection officer, or if you would rather complain straight to a regulator, then you may make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office which regulates data protection and information governance matters in the UK. 

First Contact Team 
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House 
Water Lane 
Wilmslow Cheshire

Email: casework@ico.gsi.gov.uk

For further information on how the Council processes your personal data, including your rights, please refer to www.northyorks.gov.uk/privacy-notices