The weekend of Mountain Biking action will kick off in Pickering on Friday 23 April, with the extremely watchable town centre Pro-Sprint Eliminator, featuring some of the world’s best riders. The main competition will get underway on Saturday 24 April with the Junior World Cup and the event will culminate on Sunday 25 April with the Elite Men’s and Women’s World Cup races.

The weekend will be a family friendly festival of mountain biking and entertainment in one of the country’s most scenic beauty spots, with a brand new mass participation cycling event staged on Saturday 24 April and a number of activities held at the course over the three days including a tourism and equipment expo.

Jonny Clay, British Cycling’s Cycle Sport and Membership Director, said: “We are extremely excited to be staging the opening round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Yorkshire in what is simply going to be a great weekend for fans of the discipline but also their families and visitors to Yorkshire.

“Dalby Forest is one of the best mountain bike venues in the country and a brand new 5km course has been built specifically for this event with the help of Britain’s best cross country riders Oli Beckingsale and Nick Craig, presenting a real challenge for the world’s best riders.”

Members of British Cycling are entitled to a 10% discount on tickets. Day and weekend passes are available for purchase through or by calling 0844 847 2387.

British Cycling is working in partnership with Welcome to Yorkshire, Yorkshire Forward, the Forestry Commission and other local partners to bring the UCI Cross Country Mountain Bike World Cup to the UK.

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