- 19 March 2020
Aviva, Wellington Row, YORK NORTH YORKSHIRE YO1 6FZ
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Non member ticket: £10.00
Member ticket: FREE
Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire branch
UCI World Championships 2019
Yorkshire was awarded the right to host the 2019 Road World Championships in October 2016 by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the worldwide governing body for cycling. The winning bid was made jointly by British Cycling, Welcome to Yorkshire, UK Sport and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
The event was funded principally through DCMS and UK Sport, whilst also receiving support from British Cycling and the Local Authorities selected to host the event.
This event is the pinnacle of the UCI’s annual road calendar, and features over 1400 riders from across the world, all competing for the iconic Rainbow Jersey. Races included the Team Time Trial Mixed Relay, Individual Time Trials and Road Races, as well as a unique Para International, taking part across Yorkshire.
The delivery team began forming two years prior to the event and coordinated local authorities, emergency services, service providers and a central workforce of c.100 staff.
The global TV audience was 330 million across nine days of sport.
Highlights of planning and delivery of the championships from the event organiser’s perspective. To include scene setting on the bid process, governance, vision and goals, delivery team organisation and partner approach, planning context and process, financial and risk management, evaluation.
Mark Honeybunn was Director of Operations at Yorkshire 2019 Ltd, the organisation established to deliver the recent UCI 2019 Road World Championships. He was responsible for leading the operational team, programme risk management, overseeing procurement activities, championship time command and control and, event readiness.
Prior to the Road World Championships, Mark has supported the delivery of a number of multi-sport games in various roles, including London 2012, Glasgow 2014, the European Games in Azerbaijan and also Rio 2016. He has also worked in the sports retail sector after serving in the British Army as a reconnaissance officer.
He has previously completed training courses in APMP, Prince2 and MSP.
A prize draw will held at the end of the event, for a lucky delegate to win a £25 Amazon voucher!
This event is suitable for professionals with intermediate levels of experience.