Yorkshire aims to host UCI mountain bike world cup
By BikeRadar | Saturday, October 11, 2008 8.00am
The bid should increase the number of facilities at Dalby Forest British Cycling
British Cycling, Yorkshire Forward and the Forestry Commission have announced today that they aim to bring the UCI Cross-Country Mountain Bike World Cup to DalbyForest, Yorkshire in 2010, 2012 and 2013.
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Attracting nearly 400 of the world’s elite off road riders, a successful bid would create significant economic and tourism opportunities for the area and would reinforce Dalby’s development as a world class mountain bike destination.
The Forestry Commission is working on plans to create a new 6km route in the 6,800-acre DalbyForest specifically for the event.
Yorkshire Forward’s Neil Jenkinson, assistant director of culture and major events, said: “This bid could not only bring a major international mountain bike event to Dalby Forest, but would also create fantastic new facilities for everyone who enjoys cycling in Yorkshire and Humber.”
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