Yorkshire to host global cycle tourism conference CycleSummit

Yorkshire’s rapidly growing popularity as a host for both established and new cycling events will see the region import the CycleSummit event, a cycle tourism conference with global pull.

It will be the conference’s first stop in the UK in its 11-year history, with this year’s event taking in the sights of Nyborg, Denmark. 75 cycle tour operators from 25 countries made the journey to hear best practice tips on business development, among other content geared toward developing local and international cycle tourism.

Harrogate is to be the host town for the four-day meet and organisers expect visitors to stick around to sample the region’s world-renowned cycling. As such, hotel packages can be arranged for visitors that take in the conference and more.

“We’re delighted to be bringing CycleSummit 2020 to Yorkshire, and from visiting the county in preparation for the event, we know this going to be a very special summit,” said CycleSummit project manager Heiko Riekenberg.

“Our event combines networking, workshops and a B2B marketplace, and we always look to host it in an interesting and inspiring cycling destination. Yorkshire certainly ticks those boxes and we couldn’t wish for a more suitable host town than Harrogate to base ourselves during the summit.”

The 2020 event will run October 10th to 13th at the Doubletree by Hilton in Harrogate and will follow the below itinerary:

  • Saturday, Oct. 10th: arrival and informal dinner close to the hotel
  • Sunday, Oct. 11th: cycling tour through the region
  • Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 12-13th: CycleSummit Marketplace (B2B)

The event is to cost €859, which includes three nights at The Majestic, or €789 for a stay at the nearby St. George. Prices reduce if two or more people attend.