Top Tips For Yorkshire Residents



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  • Avoid unnecessary or short journeys by car
    • With 9 days of racing within Harrogate, short journeys at peak times could become more difficult. Please plan ahead and keep up to date on the Yorkshire 2019 website.
  • Plan your parking & essential car journeys early
    • There will be strictly no parking along the race routes and times of restricted access to parking within the route. Please keep up to date with the latest information through the Yorkshire 2019 website.
  • Dust off your bike
    • Harrogate has a comprehensive network of cycle routes and cycle ways, many of which avoid traffic. Visit Open Harrogate for more information.
  • Plan using public transport around peak race times
    • Whilst there will be increased rail and bus provision, around peak race times there will be significant increases in the volumes of spectators entering and leaving Harrogate. Please refer to our website for race finish times and Fan Zone closing times to help plan your day.


Road Closures

As Yorkshire prepares to welcome the 2019 UCI Road World Championships, there has been extensive traffic management planning. Road closures, diversion routes and parking restrictions will all be in place to help minimise the impact on residents and businesses whilst also ensuring the safe and successful delivery of the Championships.

Types of Closures - Race Route

With Yorkshire’s rich recent history of cycling events and competition in recent years, road closures have been finely tuned to ensure maximum efficiency in closing them for the shortest period possible to ensure a safe event for the public, spectators and riders but also minimise disruption to those affected by closures. 

Types of Closures - Harrogate

Due to the nature of racing on the Harrogate Circuit, fixed road closures are required to maintain public and event safety. We aim to keep these closures as short as possible, with dedicated crossing points and times for those residents and businesses affected by the circuit. We aim to re-open the roads as soon as it is safe to do so to keep disruption to a minimum.

Crossing Points

There will be dedicated vehicle and dedicated crossing points which will be in operation to maintain access across the race route. As explained within the road closure maps we are operating a 'Traffic light system' to classify the status of road closure. During the green phase, roads are open as normal, during the amber phase the race route is closed but vehicle and pedestrian crossing points are in operation to cross the course. During the red phase, all roads and vehicle crossing points are closed, with pedestrian crossing points still in operation.

At all times you must follow the instructions given by the stewards and only use the dedicated crossing points.


Download day-by-day road closure maps

Due to the nature of the racing and subsequent road closures we've created day-by-day road closure maps. Download our detailed day-by-day road closure maps to help plan your journey and plan ahead.

 1800 Friday 20th September to 0600 Saturday 21st September

 Saturday 21st September

 Sunday 22nd September

 Monday 23rd September

Tuesday 24th September

Wednesday 25th September

 Thursday 26th September

 Friday 27th September

Saturday 28th September

 Sunday 29th September

 Monday 30th September

 Tuesday 1st October


Useful Links

For full road closure details and help planning your journey click here and also visit North Yorkshire Council Council's detailed site here.

For the latest travel updates follow @Y2019travel


Council Services

Due to the size and scale of the event some services will be affected. Harrogate Borough Council have contacted residents and businesses that are likely to be affected, including those with impacted waste collections  to inform them of any changes to their normal service. Some off-street car parks will also be unavailable throughout the championships. For more info click here.


Health Services

Yorkshire 2019 are working closely with Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust and other medical care providers to ensure minimum disruption to existing services throughout the Yorkshire 2019 World Road Cycling Championships.

  • For minor injuries and aliments, pharmacists can offer expert clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses. Many chemists are open from early morning until late at night. To find your nearest pharmacy please visit
  • On the day advice 111 is the NHS non-emergency number.
  • Call 111, 24-hours-a-day 7-days-a-week for free, and speak to a highly-trained adviser, supported by a range of healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.  This service can also be accessed through
  • To find the nearest dental practice visit or for urgent or out-of-hours dental care call 111.
  • As the race routes change on a daily basis everyone with a long-term condition is encouraged to ensure they check they have enough medication with them and if necessary visit their local pharmacy.
  • Ensure you leave extra time to travel to existing appointments.

Visitor information

If you run out of medicine outside of your GP practice's normal opening hours and need some urgently, there are a few ways to get an emergency supply quickly, even if you're away from home.

If you have a prescription

If you already have a prescription and urgently need the medicine, try the following steps:

  • If your local pharmacy is closed, you should be able to get your medicine from any pharmacy as long as they have your medication in stock. Use the NHS pharmacy service search to find other nearby pharmacies and their opening hours – some are open until midnight or even later, even on public holidays. By clicking on "narrow your search", you can select different opening times, such as early, late or weekend opening.
  • If you'd like to speak to someone first, call NHS 111 free of charge by dialing 111 on your mobile or landline. The person you speak to will be able to look up an out-of-hours pharmacy or another NHS service in your area.
  • You can also use the NHS walk-in centre service search to find your nearest walk-in centre. These can sometimes dispense medicines after a consultation.
  • For very urgent cases, you could try calling your GP practice. They should have details of their out-of-hours service recorded on their answering machine. This is the service your GP runs outside their usual opening hours and on public holidays, and shouldn't be used routinely. You can use the NHS GP service finder to find your GP surgery's phone number.
  • If it's a real emergency and you've tried all of the above unsuccessfully, use the service search to find your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) unit.

If you don't have a prescription

If you run out of prescription medicine and don't have a prescription with you, you should be able to get an emergency supply from a pharmacy without a prescription.

It's a good idea to take an old prescription or the medicine's packaging with you, if you have it.


You'll be interviewed by the pharmacist to find out:

  • if you need the medicine immediately
  • who previously prescribed the medicine (to make sure they're a trusted source)
  • what dose of the medicine would be appropriate for you to take

The pharmacist will need to know the answers to all of these questions before they can supply a prescription-only medicine without a prescription in an emergency.

If the pharmacist isn't satisfied that the medicine and dose is appropriate for you, they may not supply the medicine.

You may need to pay for this service and your medicine, even if you don't normally, because they're being provided without a prescription. This may vary between pharmacies.

Find a local pharmacy, including its opening hours.

GPs and walk-in centres

If you run out of medicine while you're away from home, you may be able to have a consultation with a local GP and get a prescription for a limited supply of medicines. You'd then need to find a pharmacy that's open.

Or, you could go to an NHS walk-in centre. They may be able to organise a GP consultation. In some cases, they can give you medicine after you've seen a nurse.

Some walk-in centres are open from early morning to late evening seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Find a walk-in centre near you.

If you don't need a prescription

If you need a non-prescription medicine, such as paracetamol or an antacid, and you can't find an open pharmacy, the following places may stock a basic range of over-the-counter medicines:

  • supermarkets
  • newsagents
  • petrol stations