This September, the biggest event in the cycling road race calendar, the UCI Road World Championships, is coming to Yorkshire!
The event takes place between 22 – 29 September 2019 in East and North Yorkshire, with a focus on Harrogate. We want to make sure everyone who comes to watch has access to the latest travel information to help make the most of this world-class sporting event.
For the first time a Para-Cycling International race will take place alongside the UCI Road World Championships, this event takes place on 21 September 2019.
Getting there by train
The UCI Road World Championships is one of the biggest events in the sporting calendar and we expect trains to Harrogate to be very busy as spectators head on the town. Trains immediately before and after the races are likely to be the busiest, especially on the final weekend (28 – 29 September).
To manage the extra demand on our services we will be increasing capacity where possible, and we are encouraging spectators to be flexible with their travel times where possible. Could you travel earlier or later?
Click on the timetable links below to find out which service will fit in best with your plans for the day. Make sure you check your last train home so you don’t get left behind!
Live travel updates will be available on our Twitter feed @northernassist
Check your last train home
Don't get left behind, make sure you check the time of your last train home from Harrogate
Monday - Saturday
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If you are travelling beyond Leeds or York, you will need to leave Harrogate earlier. Plan your full journey at nationalrail.co.uk
Remember to buy your ticket before you board the train. Tickets are available from ticket offices, self-service ticket machines, from our website or the Northern app.
Bikes on trains
Our priority is to carry as many spectators as possible to the UCI Road World Championships and people will take priority over bikes. We are encouraging you to leave your own bike at home to avoid disappointment.
The usual Northern cycle policy will apply during the event, which means we can only carry a maximum of two bikes per train if we have space available, these cycle spaces cannot be reserved. Our conductors have the right to refuse entry to all bikes if the train is too busy.
For journeys with other train operators please check with them for their own cycle policy.
Passenger Assist is a system which allows customers with accessibility requirements to arrange assistance at stations. To book assistance please contact 0800 138 5560 at least 24 hours before you are due to travel.
Please note, for safety reasons Northern cannot carry mobility scooters on their trains unless they are able to be folded down before you board, and carried on like luggage.
If you are travelling to the station or to the event by car, please be aware of road closures in the area
See it. Say it. Sorted. If you see anything suspicious please report it to train crew, station staff or a BTP officer.
You can text the British Transport Police on 61016 to report non-emergency incidents. In an emergency always dial 999.
When you arrive
Help is at hand
Northern volunteers will be at stations to point you in the right direction, offer travel advice and keeping you happy! You’ll be able to spot us wearing our blue t-shirts so please let us know if you need anything.
And finally, be prepared
We all know the Yorkshire weather can be unpredictable, so please come prepared for rain or sunshine. Drinking water, a bite to eat, umbrellas, sun cream, sensible foot wear and a warm jumper are all advisable.