Sir Gary Verity

Sir Gary Verity

How Yorkshire took its place among cycling’s Premier League

Yorkshire’s status as the premier destination for global cycling events was confirmed yesterday when the sport’s governing body awarded the 2019 UCI Road World Championships to the county.

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Bradford Council leaders launch their bid for the exhibition last May

Bradford and Sheffield lose out as Gary Verity’s team hands Great Exhibition to Newcastle

BRADFORD and Sheffield have lost out in their bids to host a so-called Great Exhibition of the North - which will be held instead in Newcastle and Gateshead.

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Christmas Tea at Bettys cafe and tea rooms in Harrogate. Picture: Mike Cowling

Final shortlist announced for Yorkshire’s White Rose Awards

The long-awaited shortlist has been revealed for this year’s White Rose Awards to honour the very best of Yorkshire tourism.

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Cycle fever mounts for Yorkshire’s Grand Tour: Where to see the big race this weekend

JUST 24 hours after part of the course disappeared under a blanket of snow, organisers of the second annual Tour de Yorkshire cycle race set out on a last-minute morale-raising tour today.

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David Millar. Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix

Riders challenged to knock Millar from the top of Harwood Dale

CYCLING legend David Millar has thrown down the gauntlet to cyclists across Yorkshire by challenging them to beat his time on one of the county’s favourite hill climbs, the Cote de Harwood Dale.

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The opening stage of the 2015 Tour de Yorkshire in Scarborough.

Tour de Yorkshire to scale the artistic and cultural heights

It has always been more than just a mere bike race but the second edition of the Tour de Yorkshire is set to become the most memorable weekend of the year after organisers announced an exciting programme of sport, art and cultural events for each start and finish town.

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Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire.

£1m drive to sell Yorkshire to the world

A NEW £1m marketing campaign to sell Yorkshire to American and European tourists was unveiled today.

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Members of the Mountain Rescue teams wade through floodwater in Skeldergate, York, on December 28

They think we’re still underwater: Flooding double whammy to tourist trade

Tourism leaders have warned that the region’s £7bn-a-year industry is being affected in the wake of the Boxing Day flooding disaster as many potential visitors believe the region remains underwater.

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Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire announces the start and finish locations for next year's Tour de Yorkshire. ('Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe)

100 days to go: How this year’s Tour de Yorkshire can prove our county is still very much ‘open for business’

THE sun has shone brightly on Sir Gary Verity’s career since his appointment as chief executive of Welcome To Yorkshire in 2008.

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