The Biggest Cycling Event ever is coming to Scotland in 2023!
The world’s largest cycling event, the UCI Cycling World Championship is coming to Scotland on 3-13th August 2023. The world’s greatest riders will get together in Glasgow and across Scotland to compete at the highest level, make history, and show the world the power of the bike.
The Championships host 13 World Championships across 7 disciplines over 11 days at 7 different venues across Scotland.
The Emirates Arena in Glasgow hosts the indoor competitions where the beautiful game is played on bikes in the Cycleball competition and the show of skill and strength in the Artistic cycling competition where riders perform handstands on handlebars and ride their saddles like surfboards in spectacular feats of bravery, balletic balance and physical strength on 11-13th August.
Glasgow Green is the venue for the BMX Flatland and Freestyle competitions on 5-7th August, where BMX riders combine parkour with breakdancing. The flatland event is an open canvas where riders have to use their creativity to create medal-worthy routines. The Freestyle event allows the riders to use obstacles to fly like super heroes off of ramps, ride on walls and use the terrain to help them create their routine.
Glasgow’s BMX Centre in the West End’s Knightswood Park is hosting the BMX racing events on 12th and 13th August, where eight riders face off on a complex on a 400m course of high speed curves, big bumps and even bigger jumps.
The Gran Fondo will be held in Glasgow on 4th and 7th of August. The Gran Fondo (which translates as Big Race) is a long-distance mass participation event that celebrates competitive cycling for everyone, not just the professionals. The top 20% of riders from 30 qualifying events held around the world have been invited to compete in Scotland.
Glentress Forest near Peebles in the Borders will host both the Mountain Bike Cross Country and the Mountain Bike Cross Country Marathon events betwenn 6th and 12th August. Glentress Forest is legendary amongst mountain bikers for its technical climbs and fast, flowing descents.
Fort William’s Nevis Range is host to the Mountain Bike Downhill events where riders take on jumps, bumps, berms and rock gardens against the clock at white-knuckle speeds of up to 80km/h. The events are held between the 3rd-5th August.
Dumfries and Galloway will host the para-cycling road championships between the 9th and 13th of August, where the World’s top paracycling riders pit themselves in the time trials and the mixed relay races.
Eleven events make up the track championships, held at the Chris Hoy Velodrome between 3rd-9th August, where cyclists reach breakneck speeds and offer up some of the most thrilling races of the championships.
You can find the full schedule of events here.
Our Glasgow and Fort William services will take you right to the heart of your destination and allow you a whole day to take in the events, so make sure to book with us now to make the most of the UCI World Cycling Championships.