The organisers of the 2019 Road World Championships in Yorkshire have been promoting their event today at the Lord Mayor’s Show in London.

Their customised camper van complete with the UCI rainbow stripes was one of the vehicles taking part in the annual procession, which dates back to the sixteenth century. It was one of 150 floats which was expected to be viewed by up to 500,000 people.

A troupe of dancing grannies, named Granny Turismo, were also on hand to entertain the crowds as they flew around on their motorised shopping trollies.

Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “It is always a real pleasure to be part of the Lord Mayor’s Show, and this year will be extra special for the team at Welcome to Yorkshire as we showcase the momentous news that the county will host the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.”

“This is a huge event for Yorkshire and one which will further cement the county’s reputation as one of the cycling capitals of Europe – we are really looking forward to spreading the word about our fantastic news at the Lord Mayor’s Show this weekend.”

The collegiate bid to host the prestigious event was compiled between Welcome to Yorkshire, British Cycling and UK Sport and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and further enhances Yorkshire’s global reputation for cycling, which began in 2014 with the Tour de France Grand Depart and has continued ever since with the annual Tour de Yorkshire.


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