Tadcaster is to host a race start as the Para-cycling International and UCI Road World Championships come 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.
Tadcaster is one of the start points for the Para-Cycling International 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. In our district,the races will visit North Duffield, Riccall, Kelfield, Cawood, Ryther, Ossendyke, Ulleskelf and Tadcaster itself before heading out towards Wetherby.
The para-cycling races are followed by the week-long UCI Road World Championships - 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.
On Friday 27 September, the district will 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 Little Heck, then take in Eggborough, Kellington, Beal, Birkin, Hillam, Monk Fryston, South Milford, Sherburn-in-Elmet, Barkston Ash, Towton and then through Tadcaster and out towards Wetherby.