Join the Tour de Yorkshire’s army of valued volunteers

Welcome to Yorkshire are on the lookout for a record number of Tour Makers for the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire (May 3-6). Tour Makers are passionate and reliable volunteers who are deployed along the race route to provide a warm welcome to the millions of fans who watch the action in person. They also…

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Decision made to call in Carillion bond

Following Carillion going into liquidation, Leeds City Council have made a decision to implement a contingency measure put in place to deal with the company failing. The council’s approval for the competitive tender for the Leeds city centre cycle Superhighway City Connect 2, (phase 1) contract was awarded to Carillion Construction Limited on 3rd…

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Tour de Yorkshire shows go back on the road

Welcome to Yorkshire has unveiled the first set of Tour de Yorkshire roadshows which will take place across the county in the run up to this year’s races. The roadshows give a detailed view of the route and provide local residents, businesses and community groups with all the information they need to embrace the…

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ITU World Triathlon Leeds confirmed as host of 2018 British Championships

British Triathlon has confirmed the ITU World Triathlon Leeds will host the 2018 British Age-Group Standard Distance Triathlon Championships. The announcement supports the events standing as the most prestigious triathlon in the country, hosting the UK leg of the ITU World Triathlon Series for the world’s elite and now offering Britain’s finest age-group triathletes…

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ITU World Triathlon Series returns to Leeds in 2018

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has today confirmed the ITU World Triathlon Series will return to the city of Leeds for a third successive year on 9 and 10 June 2018. Leeds joins Bermuda, Abu Dhabi, Yokohama and the Grand Final on the Gold Coast as host locations confirmed for 2018 ITU World Triathlon…

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Comment on 2019 UCI Road World Championships cycling

Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake has made the following comment following the announcement that Leeds has been proposed as a host location for the prestigious 2019 UCI Road World Championships cycling. Harrogate has been named as the main competition town and finish location for each race. Race start locations have been proposed…

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Over 700 Yorkshire pupils to take part in 245 mile cycle relay

Children and young people from 95 schools across Yorkshire will be taking part in a cycling relay covering ten local authority areas over the next two weeks. The Schools’ Yorkshire Tour relay will start on 12th June as part of national Bike Week. The relay will see pupils from primary, secondary and special schools…

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Leeds to host HSBC UK City Ride

British Cycling and HSBC UK have confirmed that Leeds will host one of 13 city centre, family-friendly City Rides this summer. The announcement of the new HSBC UK City Ride events is the first step in British Cycling and HSBC UK’s ambition to make cycling the most popular activity and sport of choice in…

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Executive board to discuss proposal for private investor to fund redevelopment of Headingley Carnegie Stadium

A report providing further details on an agreement brokered by Leeds City Council with a private financial services organisation to fund the redevelopment of Headingley Carnegie Stadium is to be considered later this month by senior councillors. Submitted to Leeds City Council’s executive board on 19 April 2017, member will have the chance to approve a proposal, which in seeing…

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