Never before will Yorkshire have experienced such a party! Over three million fans are set to descend on the county. Everywhere you look there’ll be people sporting their national kit and Yorkshire will be awash with colour. These Championships aren’t just for cycling purists however, there are a whole host of other attractions being laid on to ensure everyone has fun. The Fanzone on Harrogate’s world-famous Stray will feature a giant stage and a wide variety of performers that will wow the crowds when they’re not engrossed in the action. Never before will Yorkshire have experienced such a party! Over three million fans are set to descend on the county and they will be joined by approximately 7,000 riders, support staff and delegates from every corner of the globe. Everywhere you look there’ll be people sporting their national kit and Yorkshire will be awash with colour.
The races explained
Unmissable racing on Yorkshire’s roads
Para-cycling Road Races This includes races for four groups of disabled riders - blind and visually impaired, people with cerebral palsy, locomotor disabilities and handcyclists. Regular bikes, tandems, tricycles and handbikes will all be used and the towns where the athletes start will be based on their functional capacity.
Team Time Trial Mixed Relay Yorkshire will be making history by hosting the first-ever Team Time Trial Mixed Relay. This ground breaking format will see teams consisting of three male riders and three female riders working together as a team. Final timings will then be taken when the second female rider crosses the finish line and the fastest team will be declared the winner.
Individual Time Trials In this discipline cyclists don’t ride in a peloton, but alone against the clock and the fact that they set off at regular intervals means you’ll be treated to non-stop action. The athlete who crosses the finish line in the fastest time is declared the winner.
Road Races This is the most familiar type of cycling and involves a mass start event where national teams come together in a peloton and compete against each other. The winning rider is the first athlete to cross the finish line at the end of the full race distance.