Last month we were invited to the official announcement of the UCI Cycling Road World Championships coming to Yorkshire in 2019! It was a great afternoon where we went with members of our cycling club V.C.Bradford and showcased our Pennine handbuilt bike, painted the rainbow colours.
At the launch were press from around the UK, local leaders and of course, plenty of cyclists. Everyone sat eagerly waiting the announcement from Sir Gary Verity. You can watch a longer version of the announcement from our Facebook Live broadcast here. Sir Gary, gave the good news and everyone was given some Yorkshire beer to celebrate. The World Championships is one of the pinnacles of the cycling calendar, the rainbow jersey is certainly something most cyclists would love to win.
After the official announcement, there was a direct link to Brian Cookson, the President of the UCI who was Doha at the time for the 2016 World Championships. He discussed the decision to bring the World Championships to Yorkshire. Then the floor was open to journalists for questions.
This was followed by a break. During which Paul and Sandra were interviewed by some of the press. We were also able to enjoy some of Yorkshire’s finest food and drink which was on offer. As a club, we were waiting to be featured on BBC Look North, the local news station.
The countdown happened and we were live on the TV, you can see this on our video from the day. Our member, Tim Curtis, was interviewed and he did a great job!
We are excited for #yorkshire2019 already and we know it is going to be a great week of cycling. Now we have to wait for the announcement of the route.
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