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Harrogate to move up a gear with second Cycle Expo Yorkshire

by Paul Colston

Cycle Expo Yorkshire is gearing up for its second UK event and is officially affiliated with the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

Leeds-based organiser is XSEM says this year’s event will feature demo zones, exhibitors and appearances from some of the biggest names in the cycling industry

The expo takes place at Harrogate’s Yorkshire Event Centre (YEC) on 21-22 September and will serve as a host venue of both the registration and finish line of the official sportive. 

Based on feedback from last year’s inaugural event, the 2019 expo will feature more opportunities for visitors to get involved, from ‘Have a Go Hero’ hill climbs to workshop challenges and off-road demo routes.

The expo is set to welcome BMX champ Matti Hemmings, World Trials Champion Jack Carthy and YouTube roller sensation Ruby Isaacs, all returning to wow the crowds with their skills and stunts.

Exhibitors will range from high profile companies to boutique brands, showcasing the best in cycling equipment, tours and bikes.

This year, Cycle Expo Yorkshire has enlisted writer, bike tester and YouTuber Guy Kesteven to help elevate the 2019 show into a bigger and more exciting expo. 

Kesteven said: “Our unrivalled affiliation with the 2019 UCI Road World Championships means this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever.

“After just one year the expo has already become a much-anticipated fixture in the region’s prestigious cycling calendar. The event promises to be a mass celebration of cycling and is perfectly aligned with Harrogate’s time at the centre of the cycling world.

“With a more extensive programme, bigger exhibition space, it’s set to be an unmissable opportunity for cycling brands and enthusiasts alike.

Image of Jack Carthy, courtesy of Ian Rylance. 

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