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Sportive Date 22nd September 2019
Nights Available 2-3
UCI Road World Championships Sportive Harrogate UK
Bed & Breakfast in lovely 3* hotel in Harrogate
Daily guided warm up rides & mechanical support
Sportive entry - skip the ballot
Airport transfers
Optional Extras Bike rental available
Sportive Overview
UCI Road World Championships Sportive By Sportive Breaks
Routes & FAQs
Travel Packages
Tour Overview

UCI Road World Championships Sportive

The World Championships are returning to the UK and what better way to get into the mood for this once in a (half) lifetime event than to ride on the same roads as the pros a week before the Mens and Womens road race. Harrogate has established itself as one of the homes of cycling in the UK with its proximity to the Yorkshire Dales and other amazing hills. Over this weekend you have the choice of a 2 or 3 night package with guaranteed sportive entry, small group warm up rides, mechanical support, rental bikes and airport transfers if you are coming from overseas. We look forward to welcoming you in beautiful Yorkshire for one of the best cycling weekends of the year and the perfect warm up for the World Championship weekend to come.

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Sportive Weekend Highlights

Sportive Weekend Highlights

  • The perfect warm up for the World Champs

    One week before the men & women's road race, this is the perfect ride to get you into the mood for the high point of the racing season. The first time it has been in the UK since 1982.

  • Discover beautiful Yorkshire

    If you have not been here before, you are missing out. A cycling region right up there with anywhere in Europe, Yorkshire offers amazing climbs on quiet country lanes. We take in some stunning routes on our warm up rides before the sportive.


The UCI Road World Championships has not been in the UK for 37 years. Take the unique opportunity to be part of this historic event in the Yorkshire Dales. Cycle the same roads as the professionals and soak up the atmosphere of the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

Why Book With Us

  • Social warm up rides
  • Expert mechanical support
  • Stay in Harrogate in the centre of the action


Friday 20th September

Arrival day for most people. Check into our hotel from 2pm and then our mechanics are on hand to work on bikes before we go out for a quick 50km spin at 3pm.

Saturday 21st September

After a nice big English breakfast, we set out for a 60km spin into the hills taking in some climbs you won't ride in the sportive. Afternoon at leisure to check out Harrogate.

Sunday 22nd September

Sportive day! We will run a bag drop service on the day and then we will celebrate in the evening at the hotel bar.

Monday 23rd September

Departure day. We will be running a short 50km cool down ride in the morning getting back to the hotel for check out.


The Crown Hotel Harrogate

In the heart of Harrogate

  • Spacious bedrooms
  • Town centre location
  • Excellent breakfast
About the Hotel

One of the iconic hotels in Harrogate, the Crown Hotel is right in the middle of town a short walk from Betty's Tea Rooms.

Other Services

  • Bike Rental

    We have 2019 Giant Defy Advanced 1 available in all sizes. These have Ultegra with 50/34x11/34 and disc brakes.

Routes & FAQs

The Routes

There are three routes, all starting and ending in Harrogate. The long route goes furthest into the Dales with two classic climbs. The middle and shorter routes still pack a good amount of climbing and some great scenery into a shorter route each with at least one long climb.

Choose the Route

Ride Distance: 145

Elevation gain: 1909

Taking in 2 iconic Yorkshire climbs, Greenhow and Kidstones, this route is a challenge for any cyclists with some rewarding climbs with stunning views and exhilarating descents into the valleys of the Yorkshire Dales.

Ride Distance: 98

Elevation gain: 1300

Something for everyone on this route. Enjoy the majority of the ride on the rolling hills of the Dales. Trapping hill offers a challenge running 3.2km at an average of 8%. It will get the legs working and be a rewarding achievement at the top.

Ride Distance: 72

Elevation gain: 916

An enjoyable ride through the scenic Yorkshire Dales, mainly rolling hills with minimal hard climbing. You will get to the top of Pateley Moor for some lovely views, the climb being 2.9km at an average of 4.8%.


Frequently Asked Questions

Getting There

Most people in the UK drive and there is parking (£12 per day) at the hotel. Alternatively, we can collect from train station and we are running a transfer from Leeds Bradford Airport at 3.30pm and 8pm on Friday and returning at 8am on Monday.

Documents Required

Minimum age 16. Must have reflectors on your bike. Race packs will be send by post at least a week before the sportive or for overseas riders we will collect in Harrogate.

What to Pack

Very steep hills await so gear accordingly (our rental bikes are 50/34x11/34). The weather can be any or all of the four seasons so bring layers, waterproofs & arm / leg warmers.

Warm up Rides

We run warm up rides on Friday afternoon at 3pm, Saturday at 10am and Monday at 9am. The rides are:
Friday - 50km
Saturday - 60km
Monday - 50km
All warm up rides are led by expert local ride leaders and our support vehicles with pop up feed stations and mechanical assistance. You will receive a day bag on arrival for these rides to pack extra layers.

Travel Packages

Popular Packages

We have two and three night packages available for the UCI World Championship Sportives.

All Packages Include:

  • B&B at the Crown Hotel in Harrogate
  • Guaranteed sportive entry
  • Daily warm up rides and mechanical support
3 Nights: 20 - 23rd Sep 20192 Nights: 21 - 23rd Sep 2019
Summary Price Quantity Total  

3 nights single package
For one person
Single room & sportive entry

£649 £649 Book Now

3 night twin / double package
For two people
Twin / Double room & 2 x sportive entry

£999 £999 Book Now
Summary Price Quantity Total  

2 nights single package
For one person
Single room & sportive entry

£499 £499 Book Now

2 night twin / double package
For two people
Twin / Double room & 2 x sportive entry

£799 £799 Book Now
Aaron, Sportive Breaks Rider, 2017: "I simply had the privilege of forgetting about all the process and concentrate on the event. Which is exactly what I wanted to focus my efforts on. "

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