An official sportive has been announced for the UCI Road World Championships.
It has been 37 years since the World Championships last came to the UK, making this a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of the historical event and cycle the same roads as the professionals as they compete for the prestigious Rainbow Jersey.
Set in stunning scenery through the Yorkshire Dales, the official sportive will start and finish in Harrogate and take 5,000 lucky cyclists on a journey through the natural beauty of some of the best UK cycling including large sections of the UCI World Championships professional courses. All routes will ride the Harrogate circuit before any of the pros. The maiden Mixed Relay Team Time Trial will follow on from the sportive, also departing from Harrogate ensuring the sportive will get the classic Yorkshire welcome and support. On finishing every participant will get a specially designed medal and then they can sit back and enjoy the atmosphere of the 2019 UCI World Championships. The perfect day of cycling.
A ballot ticketing system will be used. Cyclists wanting to be involved will be asked to log their interest via the website https://worlds.yorkshire.com/sportive/ by 4 March with the ticket allocation happening on the 20 March. There will be three routes (Long 145km; Medium 98km; Short 72km) available, suiting all abilities and experience.
Nick Rusling, CEO of Human Race said:
The UK’s reputation for cycling has grown and grown and nothing says it better than the UCI World Championships. We are really excited to be able to offer this once in a lifetime event to the cycling world. We always strive to offer memorable and unique experiences here at Human Race and it doesn’t get much more unique than this.
Gary Verity Sir Gary Verity DL, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire said: “The UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire this year will be one of those ‘where were you when’ moments so to be one of the 5,000 amateur cyclists taking part in the official sportive, riding on the same roads as the professionals, in front of massive crowds will be will be an unforgettable experience!”