Top Tips For Harrogate 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
    • Day by day road closure maps will be published shortly to provide you with the most accurate and up to date information to help plan your day.


Council Services

It is likely that there will be some disruption to services such as waste collection. Harrogate Borough Council are currently working through contingency plans and will inform residents accordingly once these plans are finalised. For more 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.