The Yorkshire Para-Cycling International took place today. The race had 3 different starting locations for the different types of races. Those being Beverley, Tadcaster and Wetherby but all of them finishing in Harrogate. As the event was passing close to my office at Church Fenton, I decided to go and watch.
I joined the many local residents lined along the winding streets of Ryther ready to cheer them on as they cycled through. It was amazing as the first convoy of police escorts followed by the cyclists came through this little village best known for The Ryther Arms Steakhouse. The crowds went wild. Shouting, waving and taking photos just like myself. It’s the very first time the para-cyclists have taken part alongside the UCI Road World Championships which start tomorrow. Some of the athletes are using the race as qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
It was over very quickly, but all credit is due to the riders who showed off their skill and determination to complete the course. Here are just a few of the images I took.
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