September 2019 saw the return of international cycling to Yorkshire with the county hosting the UCI Road World Championships.
Preceded by the Yorkshire 2019 International Para-Cycling International race from Beverley to Harrogate on 21st September 2019 the week of 22nd – 29th September 2019 saw UCI time trials and races taking place in Yorkshire, with much of the action taking place in and around the pleasant spa town of Harrogate.
Unfortunately many of the events were marred by heavy rain, though the Women’s Elite Cycle Race enjoyed a sunny start in Bradford on Saturday 28th September 2019 (pictured above). The men’s event which started out in Leeds the following day was not so lucky, however, and torrential rain meant that the route through the Yorkshire Dales had to be shortened for safety reasons, and not all of the riders were able to continue the course to reach the finishing point in Harrogate.
[News item posted by Eagle Intermedia 26th September 2019.]