Yorkshire 2019 is committed along with our local authority delivery partners to making the World Championships accessible to everyone.
Accessible viewing areas
Each start town will have an accessible viewing area as will the finish straight in Harrogate and the Harrogate fan zone. These areas will be limited to a capacity and will operate on a first come first serve basis. In Harrogate the viewing area is located near the Centotaph, opposite Betty's Tea Rooms. In the fan zone it is located in close proximity to the main stage.
Each start town, and Harrogate fan zone will have accessible toilets for spectators:
Our Harrogate fan zone will have accessible changing facilities for spectators, for changing accessible facilities within North Yorkshire please visit, Changing Places or for further a field, click here.
Dedicated parking will be available at our spectator parking site. Please note all spaces must be pre-booked.
Due to the race routes and road closures there may changes to day-to-day blue badge parking within Harrogate and start towns. For further details please contact the local authority. For Harrogate, the blue badge parking will be re-located between 21-29 September for further detail on these locations, click here.
Despite the increased demand for rail travel during the UCI World Championships the process for accessible travel will not be affected. Please click here to book your travel and assistance through Northern. Please speak to the travel provider if travelling from further afield.
Throughout the UCI Road World Championships 21 - 29 September inclusive, Transdev will be running enhanced services between Ripon, Harrogate and Leeds for details of travelling by bus visit Harrogate Bus.
Harrogate Fan Zone
Our Fan Zone will be set on the Stray adjacent to West Park and the A61. Set on grass park land all activities, merchandise areas, attractions will have level access on a mix of existing pathways and temporary pathways.
Each of our three entrances will have dropped kerbs or suitable ramps to accommodate chair access. Each of these entrances will be staffed by trained stewards and our Yorkshire Team Volunteers to provide support and information for your day.
The event organisers reserve the right to conduct person searches where deemed appropriate, all our security stewards are however professionally trained in person searching.
Yorkshire 2019 welcomes assistance dogs to our Harrogate Fan Zone. Please contact your nearest steward or Yorkshire Team Volunteer if you need further information during the day.
Young spectator or vulnerable adult wristbands
We will have young spectator or vulnerable adult wristbands available throughout the Harrogate Fan Zone. This helps our team reunite families should separation occur. For more information, contact your nearest Yorkshire Team Volunteer.
Charging: The Fan Zone is not able to provide charging facilities for powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters. In the event of an emergency, please contact your nearest steward or Yorkshire Team Volunteer.
Our Harrogate Fan Zone will have several accessible toilet units for spectators located at each toilet block, including HDU’s. For details on location please view our Fan Zone map found on our website in August 2019.
Our Harrogate Fan Zone will have two accessible changing units for spectators. For details on location please view our Fan Zone map found on our website in August 2019.
Bars & Concessions
Concessions are located conveniently around the Fan Zone. Please note not all concessions have lowered counters, but staff are available to assist. For details on the location and offering of concessions check out our Fan Zone map available on the website and Yorkshire 2019 App in August.
Our official merchandise is located near Entrance C of the Fan Zone and will have ramped access. If you require additional help please just ask the staff within the shop who will be happy to assist.
Accessible Sporting Opportunities
For further details on how to get involved in accessible cycling and other disability sport within the Leeds area visit Active Leeds