Yorkshire aims to host UCI mountain bike world cup

By BikeRadar | Saturday, October 11, 2008 8.00am

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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