Tadcaster is to host a race start as the UCI Road World Championships comes to Yorkshire. The Selby district is also included on the route for other cycling races during the nine-day event, which is set to attract visitors from across the globe.
The UCI Road World Championships is the biggest event in the cycling calendar. Riders compete for their countries rather than for individual race teams. It’s the only time this happens outside of the Olympics.
Tadcaster is one of four start points for the para-cycling road races to be held on the first day of the championships, Saturday 21 September. The para-cycling races will be one of the qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, so will attract the very best riders.
On Friday 27 September, the Selby district will also see riders involved in the women’s junior and men’s under-23 road races, as they make their way from Doncaster to Harrogate. These races will come into the district at Kellington, before heading to Monk Fryston, Sherburn-in-Elmet and Tadcaster.
Tadcaster hosted a start for the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire. The town came together to celebrate in style. We want the world championship celebrations to be even bigger and better.