CYCLING: Beverley to stage start of world championships
Beverley has been confirmed as the start location for the 2019 world cycling road race championships. The nine-day celebration of cycling will take place between September 21st and 29th next year and start in Beverley on the Saturday with a ground-breaking para-cycling event running alongside the Championships, which will act as a qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
The showcase will feature every Paralympic road racing discipline and take place in front of one of the largest crowds ever assembled for an elite para-cycling event. After the start in Beverley, riders will then pass through Market Weighton, Holme-on-Spalding Moor, Foggathorpe and Bubwith before heading into North Yorkshire, via Tadcaster and Wetherby, and finishing in Harrogate.
Thousands of cycling enthusiasts are expected to descend on Beverley and line the route to catch a glimpse of some of the world’s top riders. Councillor Stephen Parnaby, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “It is a phenomenal achievement and a real privilege for both Beverley and the wider East Riding. The Yorkshire 2019 UCI Road World Championships is as big as the Tour de France and will see 90 national teams compete over nine days. It will put our region firmly on the global map.
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