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Yorkshire’s Rio stars shine at glittering parade

Yorkshire’s Olympic and Paralympic heroes were celebrated at the northern parade hailing the success of the nation’s athletes in Rio.

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive at Welcome to Yorkshire, as Yorkshire is chosen to host the 2019 UCI Road World Championships, during a press conference at the Welcome to Yorkshire offices, Leeds.

Now let’s add a fourth day to Tour de Yorkshire, says Verity

WELCOME to Yorkshire chief executive Sir Gary Verity is hoping the successful bid to bring the 2019 road world championships to the region will persuade British Cycling to give the Tour de Yorkshire an extra day.

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Lottery millions helping to bring world's top cyclists to Yorkshire for 2019 UCI Road World Cycle Championships

Lottery millions for Yorkshire cycling showcase 'will enhance UK as world leading host'

Millions of pounds of National Lottery funding for the 2019 UCI Road World Cycle Championships will help Yorkshire enhance the UK's reputation as a world leading host, says the head of UK Sport.
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Tour de France 2014 - Stage 2, York to Sheffield - Yorkshire, England - The peloton Passes through Addingham for the second time in Le Tour. (Picture:

Racing into the history books: Yorkshire wins bid to host 2019 Road World Cycle Championships

Yorkshire’s standing as the capital of world cycling was confirmed today when it was announced that the county will host the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

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Mark Cavendish (centre) shakes hands with Alberto Contador (left) and Chris Froome at the start of of the first stage of the Tour de France in in Leeds. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Yorkshire awaits UCI decision over hosting cycling World Championships

Yorkshire is confident of being named host of the 2019 UCI Road World Championships on Wednesday.

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‘Fat to fit’ cyclists to feature in new Dales film campaign

An Ilkley cycle clothing brand has launched a campaign to help persuade people of all shapes and sizes to get on their bikes.


Video: Thousands line streets of Leeds for ‘Rio Heroes’ homecoming parade

Thousands of people lined the streets of Leeds to watch Yorkshire’s Olympic and Paralympic heroes celebrate their success in Rio at a homecoming parade.

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County council commits £180,000 to two years of Tour de Yorkshire

The Tour de Yorkshire cycle race is to be hosted by North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) for a further two years.

The route of the hotly-anticipated Rio Heroes homecoming parade in Leeds celebrating the achievements of Yorkshire Olympic and Paralympic athletes has been unveiled.

Unveiled: Parade route for Yorkshire's Rio heroes

Here it is – the route our Rio Heroes will take during a spectacular homecoming parade in Leeds city centre tomorrow.
Tour De Yorkshire cyclists riding through Market Weighton earlier this year.

County ready to support Tour de Yorkshire’s return

The Tour de Yorkshire cycle race looks set to be supported by North Yorkshire County Council for the next two years.
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Former Harrogate Town player dies after collapsing on pitch

A former Harrogate Town footballer has died after collapsing on the pitch during a non league match on Monday.

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Northallerton's Laurence Whiteley and his partner Lauren Rowles before winning gold in the TA Mixed Double Sculls at Rio

Northallerton renames town square in honour of Olympic heroes

NORTHALLERTON’S TOWN Square is to be renamed in honour of the district’s Olympians.

Wendy and Calli in training.

Ripon pup put to the test in world championship canine competition

A Ripon woman and her dog will be the representatives for Great Britain in an international canine competition in Slovenia.

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RIO 2016: Leeds's own Alistair and Jonny Brownlee with their gold and silver medals for the Men's Triathlon. PIC: PA

Party time! Parade to celebrate Yorkshire athletes’ Rio success

YORKSHIRE’S Olympic and Paralympic stars are set to receive a heroes welcome at a special homecoming parade in Leeds later this month.


RIO VIDEO & 360 PHOTO: Yorkshire's Ed Clancy gears up to equal Sir Bradley Wiggins' five Olympic golds

Yorkshire's Olympic cycling superstar Ed Clancy hopes to equal Sir Bradley Wiggins' total of five gold medals.

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Jack Laugher collects his Olympic silver medal (Photo: PA)

Rio 2016 Olympics: Golden boy Jack Laugher shines with diving silver in 3m springboard

Jack Laugher sealed a place in British diving folklore by winning a silver medal in the 3m springboard, his second medal of the Rio Olympic Games.
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Rio Olympics 2016: Jack Laugher scrapes through to 3m final alongside Oliver Dingley, Knight-Wisdom out

Jack Laugher scraped through to the 3m springboard final by the skin of his teeth in an error-strewn semi-final.
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Jack Laugher in competition during the 3m individual springboard (Photo: PA)

Rio Olympics 2016: Jack Laugher and Oliver Dingley brave wind to reach 3m springboard semis

North Yorkshire's Jack Laugher safely made it through a wind-affected preliminary round in his search for a second Olympic gold medal.
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Jack Laugher (Olympic Gold medalist) will line up against another former Harrogate diver - Oliver Dingley tonight.

Harrogate Hydro throws taster sessions to celebrate Jack Laugher's gold

Youngsters in the Harrogate district will have the chance to take advantage of free taster diving sessions to celebrate Jack Laugher's Olympic gold medal performance.

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