Yorkshire riders complete 700 mile charity tour to bring official UCI Road World Championships flag to the county
A group of brave cyclists have crossed the finish line after cycling from Innsbruck, Austria to Harrogate as part of the first ever charity UCI Road World Championships Flag Relay event to carry the world-famous UCI flag into the county.
The riders set off from Innsbruck – the location of the 2018 UCI Road World Championships – on the 24th August and rode through Austria, Germany, Holland and Belgium before returning to the UK at the weekend with the flag.
They completed the grueling ride with a leg from Hull to Harrogate – the hub of the UCI Road World Championships 2019 – via a reception in Leeds Civic Hall.
James Goodyear and Dylan Hall from Leeds, Simon Woodward from York, Geoffrey Lee from Wetherby, Martin Stoney from Ilkley, Scott Cranmer from Wakefield and David Sanderson from Colchester all tackled the 700 mile, seven day challenge.
The flag relay is all in aid of charity Leeds Cares, the official fundraising partner of the UCI Road World Championships, who are fundraising for some major new projects at Leeds Teaching Hospitals to benefit people from across Yorkshire.
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