The UCI Road World Championships are coming to Yorkshire! The day for Doncaster to shine is Friday 27th September, when all eyes will be on us for the Women’s Junior Road Race.
Harrogate will serve as the destination town for every race (so if you’re heading there, be sure to check out our sister site Harrogate Mumbler, for ideas on where to eat, places to stay etc).
The full race programme is as follows:
Day 1: Saturday 21 September: Beverley-Tadcaster-Wetherby-Harrogate Circuit – Para-cycling Road Races (C1 Event) (See Hull & East Riding Mumbler if you’re heading to Beverley for the start or STAG Mumbler, for things to do whilst in Tadcaster)
Day 2: Sunday 22 September: Harrogate Circuit – Team Time Trial Mixed Relay – 28km (two circuits)
Day 3: Monday 23 September: Harrogate Circuit – Women Junior Individual Time Trial – 14km (one circuit) and Men Junior Individual Time Trial – 28km (two circuits)
Day 4: Tuesday 24 September: Ripon to Harrogate – Men Under 23 Individual Time Trial – 32.5km (route plus one circuit) and Women Elite Individual Time Trial – 32.5km (route plus one circuit) (See Ripon & Nidderdale Mumbler for things to do whilst in Ripon)
Day 5: Wednesday 25 September: Northallerton to Harrogate – Men Elite Individual Time Trial – 54km (route only) (See Ryedale Mumbler for things to do in Northallerton)
Day 6: Thursday 26 September: Richmond to Harrogate – Men Junior Road Race – 144.5km (route plus three circuits)
For full details see the UCI Website
We are offering schools and Home Ed groups the opportunity to turn this in to an exciting day out, completely free of charge.
The day will include:
▪️ Watch the registration session
▪️ Cheer on riders from all over the World
▪️ Exclusive track side view of the race
▪️ Free entry to ice skating or swimming
▪️ Packed lunch provided
▪️ Goody Bag
▪️ Clackers and Flags
▪️ VIP Badge
▪️ Return Vouchers
All it will cost you/the parents is the coach charge.
There are many ways in which you can tie this is with their school work – teach them about each country participating (History), ask them to design their own flags (Art) 🇬🇧, talk about the benefits of cycling and about road safety (P.E), and we are sure there are plenty more ways you could tie it in to their learning.
If you are interested in attending with your school please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Doncaster will be hosting two UCI World Cycle races on 27th September 2019.
If you are commuting or managing the school run, here’s what you need to know:
The women’s junior race will start at 8.40am from the Doncaster Dome. Later that day, at 2.10pm, the men’s under 23 race will also start from The Dome.
Both races will follow the same route and pass through the following villages and end in Harrogate:
· The A18 passing Intake and Wheatley Hills
· On towards Edenthorpe and Dunsville
· Through Hatfield before heading out to Thorne and passing through Thorne Town Centre to join the A614
There will be a permanent road closure in place on Gliwice Way, between the traffic lights which turn on to Bawtry Road and the Herten Way traffic lights, from 5am – 4pm. Other rolling road closures along the route will also be in place.
See the Doncaster Council website for more information on rolling closures.
These times for the Womens Junior Road Race and Men’s U23 Road Race are approximate and not guaranteed:
Doncaster (Neutral start) Women 08.40 / Men 14.10
Actual Start Women 08.56 / Men 14.26
Hatfield Women 09.02 / Men 14.32
Thorne Women 09.11 / Men 14.40
Onwards to snaith
Harrogate (Finish) Women 11.11 / Men 19.06
Download full race timings UCI Road Timings
The UCI World Championships (the world cup of bike racing!) is coming to Doncaster next month.
Friends of Sandall Park are holiding a gala day in support of the Championships, on Friday 27th September.
The bike race will go directly past Sandall Park and they’re inviting schools, families, anyone to join them to celebrate all that is great about Doncaster, Yorkshire and Cycling.
They’ll also have an unrestricted viewing area for all less able, disabled or special needs visitors.