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World cycling business roadshow tours Harrogate district

Harrogate Borough Council is taking its UCI Road World Championships roadshow across the district to enable businesses to prepare for one of the world’s biggest sporting events coming to Yorkshire.

The Harrogate Welcomes the World roadshow is stopping off in Pateley Bridge, Ripon, Knaresborough and Boroughbridge after Easter, showcasing how businesses can make the most of the nine-day cycling championships from 21-29 September.

The free-to-attend roadshow will be at:

NidderdalePlus Community Hub, Pateley Bridge, April 30, 2pm

Ripon Community House, May 1, 8.30am

Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre, Knaresborough, May 14, 4.30pm

Crown Hotel, Boroughbridge, May 16, 4.30pm

Ripon Community House, May 21, 4.30pm 

Attendees will hear from local organising committee Yorkshire 2019 and Harrogate Borough Council. There will also be a marketing masterclass from Harrogate-based PR experts Cicada.

Thousands of visitors from across the world are expected in the district over the nine days of racing. There will be an estimated global television audience of 250 million and more than three million roadside spectators.

The roadshow will also be staged in Harrogate on May 8 at Hotel du Vin, 11.30am and June 5 at Wesley Centre, 5pm. 

Coun Graham Swift, Cabinet Member Resources, Enterprise and Economic Development at Harrogate Borough Council, said: “Our roadshows provide everything businesses need to know about this sporting spectacle as well as ideas and tips to help them make the most of this once in a lifetime opportunity.”

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