The Selby district will feature in two events.
Saturday 21 September – Tadcaster hosts a Para-Cycling International race start
For the very first time, a Para-cycling race will take place alongside the UCI Road World Championships. The race itself will be Para-Cycling Road Races (C1 Event) and will welcome entries from every Paralympic road racing classification. The riders will start from four different locations along the same route – including Tadcaster at 2pm - and all finish in Harrogate.
The race will comprise four groups of disabled riders (blind and visually impaired, people with cerebral palsy, locomotor disabilities and handcyclists) and a total of 13 classifications for men and women. Riders are placed in the appropriate classification in the light of their functional capacity. The riders setting off from Tadcaster include competitors using adapted bikes and handcycles.
Those riders racing the longest distance will start in Beverley and the shorter courses will begin along one continuous route in Tadcaster, Wetherby and Harrogate. The riders on the longer routes will be coming into the district at North Duffield (around 12.45pm), before heading through Riccall, Cawood and Ulleskelf, passing through Tadcaster around 40 minutes before the second category sets off from the town.
Full timing information is available here.
Friday 27 September – young elite riders pass through Selby district in the UCI road race
The women’s junior and men’s under-23 road races will pass through the Selby district, as they make their way from Doncaster to Harrogate. These races will come into our area at Little Heck, before visiting Eggborough, Kellington, Beal, Birkin, Hillam, Monk Fryston, South Milford, Sherburn-in-Elmet, Barkston Ash, Towton and Tadcaster.
The women's junior race is expected to arrive in Little Heck at around 9.30am, pass through Monk Fryston at around 10am, arriving in Tadcaster around 20 minutes later.
South Milford will have a 'Feed Zone' for the women's race - riders from the women's junior road race are expected there around 10.05am. A ‘Feed Zone’ is a designated location for team vehicles to park up and offer feeding and assistance to their riders – such as new water bottles, food and mechanical assistance. It’s for teams/riders and not for spectators but does give you a chance to see riders and bikes up close.
The men's race will arrive in Little Heck at around 3pm, pass through Monk Fryston at 3.26pm, arriving in Tadcaster 3.46pm.
More information about the men's race, including exact timings, is available here.
More information about the women's race, including exact timings, is available here.