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Northern welcomes UCI World Championship to Yorkshire

17 September 2019
Northern is calling on all cycling fans to plan ahead for the arrival of the UCI World Championships later this month.

From 20 – 29 September cycling fever will hit Yorkshire as one of the most prestigious events in the world is coming to the UK.

Much of the event will centre on Harrogate and Northern is working hard to make sure fans get to and from each of the day’s activities as easily as possible.

Steve Hopkinson, Regional Director at Northern, said: “It’s great for Yorkshire to be able to host the World Championships and we want to make sure everyone has an enjoyable week of watching world-class cycling.

“We are putting on as many trains and carriages as possible, but we expect all our services in and around Harrogate to be really busy. So, I’m asking all customers to plan carefully and give plenty of time to travel to and from any of the stages.

“I also want people to be considerate and, although it’s a cycling event, I’m asking our customers to leave their bikes at home. The trains will be busy and we want to be able to get as many people on as possible – if we’re having to take bikes as well then fewer people will be able to travel.”

Each day’s racing will finish mid to late afternoon, but with associated festivities and celebrations likely to continue into the night, Northern is also calling on cycling fans to plan their journey home.

Steve added: “With such a fantastic event, it’s easy to get carried away and want to stay near to the action late into the evening. We certainly don’t want to spoil that fun, but I am calling on everyone to be aware of the time of the last trains home – which may also be busy.”

Full details of Northern’s services during the UCI World Championships can be found on Northern’s website, along with other information about the event and travel advice for customers.

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