The UCI Road World Championships presents significant size, scale and complexity, and will be one of the largest international sporting events to be hosted in the UK in the coming years. Yorkshire 2019 Ltd is the organisation responsible for the delivery of the event, and the company was incorporated by UK Sport as its subsidiary in November 2016.
Yorkshire 2019 has entered into an event organisation agreement with the UCI, and will oversee the delivery of the championships in accordance with this agreement.
Yorkshire was awarded the right to host the 2019 Road Cycling World Championships in October 2016. The winning bid was made jointly by British Cycling, Welcome to Yorkshire, UK Sport and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). The event will be funded principally through DCMS and UK Sport, whilst also receiving support from British Cycling and the Local Authorities selected to host the event.
Yorkshire 2019 is overseen by a Board of 12 members, led by an independent Chair Chris Pilling. Chris is a keen cyclist, who lives in Harrogate, and has held several senior executive roles leading some of the UK’s highest profile companies, many of them based in Yorkshire.
Chris is joined on the Board of Yorkshire 2019 by six other independent directors: Paul Williamson, Denise Jagger, Malgorzata Grzyb, Dee Paterson, Craig Spence and Sarah Isted. The remaining five directors have been nominated by key event partners: Sir Gary Verity (Welcome to Yorkshire), Julie Harrington (British Cycling), Nick Pontefract (Department of Culture, Media and Sport), Richard Flinton (North Yorkshire County Council) and Simon Morton (UK Sport).
Yorkshire 2019’s executive team is led by CEO Andy Hindley. Andy has more than 17 years of senior executive experience and a proven track record of delivering high-profile sports events and managing elite teams.