Some of the world’s top para-cyclists will be riding through East Riding towns and villages as Beverley hosts the start of the Yorkshire 2019 Para-Cycling International.
On Saturday, 21 September around 60 athletes from every Paralympic road racing classification will be taking part in the race, which also has start points in Tadcaster and Wetherby before finishing in Harrogate.
This will be the first time the Yorkshire 2019 Para-Cycling International will take place alongside the UCI Road World Championships, where each race will finish in Harrogate.
In Beverley, athletes will be riding either tandems, which involves a visually-impaired rider with a sighted pilot on the front, or bicycles which have been adapted for riders with physical impairments.
They will leave Beverley’s Saturday Market and go through Bishop Burton, Market Weighton, Holme on Spalding Moor, Foggathorpe and Bubwith before heading into North Yorkshire and the Harrogate finish line.
For more information and route details for the Yorkshire 2019 Para-Cycling International go to www.worlds.yorkshire.com.
For local information, including road closures, go to www.eastriding.gov.uk/paracycling.
Registration has now closed. Limited numbers of registrations available on the day. Visit the orange ‘Better By Bike’ gazebo at Market Cross between 9am and 10am.
One of the events will be a parade cycle ride where people of all ages and abilities will have the chance to ride part of the actual route before stopping on the Westwood to cheer the athletes on their way.
This is not a lead ride, but a group parade on closed roads. You can choose to finish at two spectator points along York Road, where you are encouraged to watch the Para athletes as they race past your location.
You can then make your own way back into Beverley for the free family bike festival and entertainment. (Please be aware there will be no road closure for the return journey into Beverley)
Please note once the Para athlete’s race has passed the road closure will be lifted.
• Spectator Point 1 – Junction with Newbald Road. Distance 0.6 miles. Toilets & spectator area will be provided.
• Spectator Point 2 – Opposite Beverley Race Course. Distance 1.1 mile. Toilets, spectator area and refreshments will be provided.
Motorists in the East Riding are being advised to check before they travel as there will be a number of permanent road closures ahead of the Yorkshire 2019 Para-Cycling International later this month.
On Saturday, 21 September, some of the world’s top para-cyclists will be taking part in the race, which for the first time is taking place alongside the UCI Road World Championships.
Around 60 athletes are expected to leave Saturday Market in Beverley at around 12noon and race through Bishop Burton, Market Weighton, Holme on Spalding Moor, Foggathorpe and Bubwith on their way to the finish line in Harrogate.
In order to ensure the safety of the athletes and spectators, a number of permanent road closures will be in place on the day so motorists are advised to plan their route and check timings before they travel.
The following roads will be closed to all vehicles (except emergency vehicles), however there will be crossing points at a number of locations.
BEVERLEY TOWN CENTRE
Saturday Market, Old Waste, Sow Hill Road, Ladygate – 5am to 6pm
Lairgate – 10.30am to 1pm
North Bar Within – 10.30am to 1pm
York Road – 10.30am to 1pm
**PLEASE NOTE – there will be no market on Saturday, 21 September but will return as normal the following week**
BEVERLEY TO MARKET WEIGHTON
A1079 (Killingwoldgraves roundabout to Sancton Road roundabout) – 11am to 1pm
MARKET WEIGHTON TOWN CENTRE
Sancton Road, Southgate, High Street, Market Place, Holme Road – 10.30am to 1.30pm
MARKET WEIGHTON TO BUBWITH
Holme Road to A614 Gallymoor roundabout – 10.30am to 1.30pm
A614 Gallymoor roundabout to A163 Holme on Spalding Moor roundabout – 11.30am to 1.30pm
A163 Holme on Spalding Moor roundabout to Bubwith and the A19 – 10.30am to 1.30pm
Road signs on the affected roads are already in place and diversions will be signposted on the day.
On and off-street parking restrictions will also be in place at the following locations.
BEVERLEY TOWN CENTRE
Saturday Market and North Bar Within – removal of parking bays between 6pm on Friday, 20 September until 6pm on Saturday, 21 September.
Spencer Street car park – will be available for disabled badge holders only on Saturday, 21 September
Grayburn Lane car park – the medium stay section of the car park will be closed on Saturday, 21 September.
MARKET WEIGHTON TOWN CENTRE
Sancton Road, Southgate, High Street, Market Place, Holme Road – Removal of on-street parking on the morning of the race
HOLME ON SPALDING MOOR
A614 (New Road) – Removal of on-street parking on the morning of the race
A163 (High Street, Selby Road) – Removal of on-street parking on the morning of the race
All bus services will operate as normal except:
Beverley town centre - between 9.30am and 1pm services 6, 180, 522 and X46 will not serve Lairgate/Hengate, but will divert via Flemingate, Armstrong Way and New Walkergate to Beverley Bus Station.
Service X46 will not operate via Beverley Racecourse.
Service 45/46 (East Yorkshire Buses)
The 1020 from York to Holme on Spalding Moor will terminate at Shiptonthorpe and will not serve Market Weighton and Holme on Spalding Moor.
The 1120 from York to Bridlington will not serve Market Weighton.
The 1137 from Holme on Spalding Moor will start from Shiptonthorpe at 1207 and will not serve Holme on Spalding Moor and Market Weighton.
Service X46 (East Yorkshire Buses)
The 1047 from York to Hull will be diverted between Pocklington and Beverley and will not serve Hayton, Shiptonthorpe, Market Weighton and Bishop Burton.
The 1130 from Hull to York will be diverted between Beverley and Pocklington and will not serve Bishop Burton, Market Weighton, Shiptonthorpe and Hayton.
For more information about the road closures go to www.northyorks.gov.uk/uci-road-world-cycling-championships
Information can also be found at www.eastriding.gov.uk/paracycling or for more information about the Yorkshire 2019 Para-Cycling International and the UCI Road World Champions go to www.worlds.yorkshire.com
Alongside the race, a programme of free, fun and family-friendly events will be taking place in Saturday Market between 10am-4pm.
There will be stunt cycle teams, the chance for people of all ages and abilities to try out some weird and crazy bikes as well as having a go on a pump track where the bikes don’t require any pedalling!
Viking FM presenters Alex and Ellie will be on hand and live bands will be performing throughout the afternoon.
The UK’s leading freestyle mountain bike stunt team providing interactive, jaw dropping shows suitable for audiences of all ages.
KMX Karts, Velodrome Arcade plus weird and wonderful bikes for you to try.
The perfect way to get people of all ages and abilities on bikes, promote exercise in a fun way and help to develop new cycling skills!
Selling reasonably priced reconditioned bikes and they will gratefully accept donations of old bikes.
There will be a selection of food and drink stalls serving up delicious treats throughout the day.
Providing the soundtrack to the day, Viking FM will be hosting the entertainment stage!
Enjoy performances from up-and-coming local acts from the Viking FM stage.
Prepare to be surprised and amazed, with street entertainers roaming the event.