UCI Road World Cycle Championships in Leeds – Road Closures North Leeds

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UCI Road World Championships Timetable and Road Closures in Leeds 2019

The UCI Road World Championships are coming to Yorkshire! The day for Leeds to shine is Sunday 29th September 2019 when the men’s elite race comes to Leeds, find full details including timings and road closures below.

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)

Day 7: Friday 27 September: Doncaster to Harrogate – Women Junior Road Race – 91.5km (route only) and Men Under 23 Road Race – 192.5km (route plus three circuits) (Check out Doncaster Mumbler)

Day 8: Saturday 28 September: Bradford to Harrogate – Women Elite Road Race – 149.5km (route plus three circuits) (Check out Calderdale Mumbler and Wharfedale & Craven Mumbler)

Day 9: Sunday 29 September: Leeds to Harrogate – Men Elite Road Race – 284.5km (route plus seven circuits) 

The Men’s Elite Race will start in Leeds City Centre on Cookridge Lane at approx 8.40am and then will head out of Leeds on the roads listed below.  There will be rolling road closures on the following roads as the race passes through:

  • Cookridge Street
  • The Headrow
  • Westgate
  • Park Lane
  • Hanover Way
  • Clarendon Road
  • Woodhouse Lane
  • Headingley Lane
  • Otley Road
  • Otley Old Road
  • Cookridge Lane
  • Otley Old Road

More details on the route and timings can be found on the UCI website here worlds.yorkshire.com/the-races/men-elite-road-race/


Family Entertainment

The big screen in Millennium Square will be following all the action on Sunday, while there will be a second screen at Leeds Dock as part of the Leeds Festival of Cycling Fan Zone featuring the race action and a range of free activities running from 8:30am-5pm. These include: British Cycling cycle activities, LS-Ten and Leeds Urban Bike Park cycling activities, mountain trikes, Breeze games, tennis4kids, ping pong, garden games and a pop-up running track. Water taxis will operating throughout the day offering travel from Leeds Station to Leeds Dock.


For details of family-friendly activities in the fan zone on The Stray in Harrogate can be found here.