Timings announced for UCI Road World Championships

Timings for the 2019 UCI Road World Championships – which come to Richmond — have been unveiled today.

The men’s junior road race sets off from Richmond marketplace on Thursday, September 26 – heading for the finish line in Harrogate.

It comes back through the district three days later on Sunday, September 29 with the men’s elite road race.

Businesses and communities on the route are being encouraged to lodge a bid for cash from a district council fund set up to celebrate the visit.

The UCI Event Fund has £25,000 allocated from the surplus Business Rates Pool dividend, which is available to support community based events – £5,000 will go to Richmond as a start town and the remainder allocated to groups outside the town, with priority given to those taking place along the race route on either day.

The maximum grant per application is £2,000 with no match funding required.

Applicants can submit more than one application, however a second bid may be overlooked if it is oversubscribed.

The deadline for applications is 12noon on 17 June – the application form is available on richmondshire.gov.uk.

For further information or advice, contact: Samantha Coultish or Chloe Lewis on 01748 829100 or grants@richmondshire.gov.uk


  • Thursday September 26: after starting in Richmond at 12.10pm the race heads into the Dales and the first key climb is awaiting the riders at Kidstones at 1.12pm. The second major ascent then comes shortly after the peloton has passed Bolton Abbey at 2pm, and the action should hit the Harrogate circuit at 2.36pm. After three laps of that, the race should conclude on Parliament Street at 3.33pm.
  • Sunday September 29: the riders leave Leeds at 8.40am and wind their way into the Dales via Ilkley (9.22am) and Skipton (9.42am). They are due to reach Kettlewell by 10.14am before a trio of significant climbs come one after another. Cray is first up at 10.27am and Buttertubs will be crested at approximately 11.16am before they reach the summit of Grinton Moor at 11.51am. Masham (12.23pm), Ripon (12.44pm) and Ripley (1.01pm) than follow in quick succession before the peloton enters the Harrogate circuit at 1.07pm. 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 3.21pm.

More information about the 2019 UCI Road World Championships can found at www.yorkshire2019.co.uk