Yorkshire 2019: UCI Road World Championships Wharfedale & Craven

Yorkshire 2019: UCI Road World Championships in Wharfedale & Craven

Men Elite Road Race 2019

MEN ELITE ROAD RACE: Sunday 29th September 2019

The riders will exit Leeds at 8:40 am and wind their way into the Dales via Otley, Burley in Wharfedale, Ilkley (9:22 am) Addingham and Skipton (9:42 am). They are due to reach Kettlewell by 10:14am before a trio of significant climbs come one after another. Cray is first up at 10:27 am and Buttertubs will be crested at approximately 11:16 am before they reach the summit of Grinton Moor at 11:51 am. Masham (12:23 pm), Ripon (12:44 pm) and Ripley (1:01 pm) then follow in quick succession before the peloton enters the Harrogate circuit at 1:07 pm. Seven laps of that tough and technical loop will ensure only the strongest survive for a chance to claim the iconic rainbow jersey on Parliament Street at approximately 3:21 pm.


Full Route

Sunday, September 29

These roads will be closed between 8.30am and 9.40am for the men’s elite road race.

There will be a no stopping/towing zone in place all day.

Park Lane – from Westgate to Hanover Way

Hanover Way – the whole road will be closed

Woodhouse Square – from Hanover Way to Clarendon Road

Clarendon Road – from Woodhouse Square to A660 Woodhouse Lane

A660 Woodhouse Lane – from Clarendon Road to Headingley Lane

A660 Headingley Lane – the whole road will be closed.

A660 Otley Road – from Headingley Lane to Otley Old Road

Otley Old Road – from Otley Road to Cookridge lane

Cookridge Lane – the whole road will be closed

Otley Old Road – Cookridge Lane to East Chevin Road

East Chevin Road – the whole road is closed

Gay Lane – the whole road is closed

Bondgate – the whole road is closed

Kirkgate – the whole road is closed

A659 Westgate – the whole road is closed

A659 Piper Lane – the whole road is closed

A659 Bradford Road – from Piper Lane to A660 Ilkley Road

A660 llkley Road – Bradford Road to the boundary with Bradford

Additional road closures for race and crowd safety in place from 12am to 12pm:

Park Lane – from Burley Street to Westgate

Westgate – the whole road is closed

The Headrow – from Westgate to Albion Street

Park Square East – from Park Square North to The Headrow

Great George Street – from Portland Street to Dudley Way

Calverley Street – from The Headrow to Portland Street

East Parade – from South Parade to The Headrow

Cookridge Street – from The Headrow to Portland Gate

Oxford Place — the whole road is closed

Alexander Street – the whole road is closed

Park Row – from The Headrow to South Parade

Park Row – from Northbound at lnfirmary Street

Rossington Street – the whole road is closed

Percival Street – the whole road is closed

Vernon Street – the whole road is closed

St. Anne’s Street – from The Light car park to Cookridge Street

Portland Crescent – the whole road is closed

Portland Gate – the whole road is closed

There will be an all-day no stopping/towing zone in place on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 on Park Lane, Westgate, The Headrow, Great George Street, Calverley Street, East Parade, Portland Crescent, Portland Gate, Cookridge Street, Oxford Place, Alexander Street, Park Row, Rossington Street, Percival Street and Vernon Street.

Men Junior Road Race 2019

MEN JUNIOR ROAD RACE: Thursday 26th September 2019

The first 37km of this rolling parcours sees the peloton head into the Dales where the first key climb of the day is awaiting them at Kidstones (1.12 pm). This early ramp should provide an ideal opportunity for a breakaway to move clear, but the peloton will have ample time to plug that gap on the relatively flat section which follows before Burnsall. The route passes through Threshfield and the historic landmarks of Barden Tower and Bolton Abbey (2.00 pm) will then be passed before the second main climb of the day comes between Beamsley and Blubberhouses. This drag onto the exposed moorland could catch some riders unaware before they sweep into Harrogate (2.36 pm) and take on three laps of the circuit before one final sprint for victory along Parliament Street (3.33 pm).



Women Elite Road Race 2019

WOMEN’S ELITE ROAD RACE: Saturday 28th September 2019

This is a mass start event where Women’s 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.

The peloton will roll out of Bradford at 11:40 am passing through Guiseley and Menston before sampling the delights of Otley at 11:52 pm. The first categorised ascent comes on Norwood Edge at 12:05 pm. The race then continues to Pateley Bridge at and up the Nidderdale valley at 12:34 pm. The climb of Lofthouse is awaiting them there and they should top that at 12:57 pm before descending into Masham at 1:19 pm. A relatively flat section should see them reach Ripon by 1:44 pm before they pass onto the Harrogate circuit at 2:32 pm. Three laps should then see the frontrunners emerge before a new world champion is crowned on Parliament Street at 3:42 pm.