Doncaster has been announced as a host for the UCI Road World Championships in September 2019 – and earlier this week, there was further exciting news as the routes through the borough were also unveiled.
Event organisers Yorkshire 2019 revealed that the borough is lined up to host the start from The Dome for both the women’s junior and the men’s under 23 road races on Friday 27th September 2019.
Both races starting at The Dome will then pass through the following villages across the borough:
Following 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
A major event in the world cycling calendar, the UCI Road World Championships will run from 21-29 September 2019. Over the nine days of exhilarating racing action, the world’s elite road cyclists will compete across a number of disciplines, including a range of men’s and women’s races, across age groups from junior to elite, starting in different towns and cities throughout Yorkshire and each finishing in the main competition town of Harrogate.
Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said: “To be chosen as a host for the UCI Road World Championships next year is another major coup for Doncaster.
“We are no strangers to hosting major events – just look at the tremendous successes of the Tour de Yorkshire in 2016 and 2018.
“The UCI Road World Championships will be another opportunity for our communities to enjoy exhilarating racing action right here on their doorstep. Who can forget the fantastic carnival atmosphere of TDY and the wonderful efforts of our residents to ensure the cyclists received the warmest of welcomes to the borough?”
She added: “We have such a tremendous passion for cycling in Doncaster - cycling has continued to grow in popularity with more and more people joining local clubs, and all generations being inspired to embrace the enjoyment of cycling and the benefits of getting fitter.
“The event ties in with Get Doncaster Moving and the Cycling Strategy to inspire more people to get out on their bikes and be more active.”
For more information about the event, please visit https://worlds.yorkshire.com/