UCI Road World Championships

The UCI Road World Championships is the annual world championship of bicycle road racing, consisting of both the road race and individual time trial. Events are competed for by national teams, with the winner of each event being able to wear the prestigious rainbow jersey in races within that category over the next year.

Events include:

  • Elite Men’s road race
  • Elite Men’s time trial
  • Under-23 Men’s road race
  • Under-23 Men’s time trial
  • Junior Men’s road race
  • Junior Men’s time trial
  • Elite Women’s road race
  • Elite Women’s time trial
  • Junior Women’s road race
  • Junior Women’s time trial
  • Team time trial mixed relay

When is the UCI Road World Championships?

The UCI Road World Championship takes place every year, usually held in September after the Vuelta a España.

The 2019 event will be held between the 22nd and 29th September.


Where is the UCI Road World Championships ?

The UCI Road World Championships are held in a different city or region each year. The 2019 Championships are to be held in Yorkshire in the United Kingdom, with each event finishing in the spa town of Harrogate.

Further details of the 2019 UCI Road World Championships are available here.

Future events confirmed are:

20-27 September 2020 – Aigle and Martigny (Switzerland)

18-26 September 2021 – Bruges and Leuven (Belgium)

2022 – Wollongong (Australia)

2023* – Glasgow (United Kingdom)

2024 – Zurich (Switzerland)

*the 2023 event will be the inaugural UCI Cycling World Championships, taking place every 4 years and combining road, track, BMX and mountain biking events.


How do I get there?

Yorkshire is a county in Northern England in the United Kingdom, with the 2019 Championships focusing on the spa town of Harrogate in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Air: Leeds Bradford Airport is located in West Yorkshire and serves the region, being just a few miles from Leeds and Bradford and with flights to many European destinations. There are regular bus services from the airport to towns across the county.

Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.

Bus –  Transdev Blazefield offer regular services to Leeds, Pateley Bridge, Ripon and Wetherby from Harrogate and Knaresborough, as well as further afield on the Coastliner between Leeds, Tadcaster, York, Malton, the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Coast. The Harrogate Bus Company route 36 between Harrogate and Leeds will run every 10 minutes through the daytime.

Coach – National Express has links to many destinations across the UK from Yorkshire, you can search and book your tickets here.

Driving/Parking – Parking is available at The Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate (HG3 1JH) but must be pre-booked here, stating at £10 per day. Shuttle buses are available for £2 return.

Train – There are regular rail services between Leeds, Harrogate and York, with up to four an hour during peak times across the Championship. You can other destinations across the UK from Leeds and York.

Search and book your journey through the Trainline here.

Further travel information is available on the Official Yorkshire 2019 website here.


Where do I stay?

Use TripAdvisor to find some great places to stay in Yorkshire by clicking here.


More Information

Official UCI Road World Championships Website:  www.uci.org/road/events/uci-road-world-championships

Official Yorkshire 2019 UCI Road World Championships Website: https://worlds.yorkshire.com/

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