Dame Sarah Storey in the rainbow jersey

The biggest cycling event ever

3 - 13 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.

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200+ Rainbow Jerseys

Many will fall. Heroes will rise. Fewer still will be crowned champion.

13 World Championships

Featuring across 7 disciplines in Glasgow and across Scotland.

11 Days of action

The biggest cycling event ever staged will take place from 3 - 13 August.

About the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships

This is more than an event for elite riders. It's an opportunity for everyone to start their own cycling event.

Because it's a chance for us to change things. Your physical and mental health. Your commute and your community. Not to mention air quality, congestion and climate change.

You're right - it sounds like a lot.

But believe us: all you have to do is pedal to experience the power of the bike.

About BMX Freestyle Flatland

You won’t be able to take your eyes off the supremely skilfull stunts and gravity-defying flips on show at our BMX Freestyle events. The crowds go crazy as riders compete to express their creativity and courage in these jaw-dropping tests of artistic, athletic and acrobatic ability.

Dates

08 - 10 August 2023

Charlotte Worthington performs a flip on her BMX

About BMX Freestyle Park

Where ordinary cyclists see obstacles, BMX Freestylers see opportunities. They fly superhero-high off ramps, ride on walls and flip the script of what’s possible on a bike every time they ride.

Dates

05 - 07 August 2023

Riders speed on BMX bikes after turning a tight corner

About BMX Racing

The goal of BMX Racing is simple: cross the finish line first. But that’s easier said than done with eight riders and a complex course of high speed curves, big bumps and even bigger jumps between the start gate and gold medal glory.

Dates

06 - 09, 12 - 13 August 2023

A rider cross the line arms aloft in celebration.

About Gran Fondo

Gran Fondo (which translates as Big Race) is a long-distance mass participation event that celebrates competitive cycling for everyone, not just the professionals.

Dates

04, 07 August 2023

Venue

TBA

Two artistic cyclists perform no hands wheelies

About Indoor Cycling

Whether it’s goals galore in Cycle Ball or maximum points scored in Artistic cycling, the atmosphere will be electric in Glasgow’s Emirates Arena, so make sure you’re there to cheer on your side.

Dates

11 - 13 August 2023

A rider kicks up dust as she twists through a chicane

About Mountain Bike Cross-country

After a massive crowd of riders pours off the start line, rough terrain, steep slopes and mud-based mayhem is the order of the day as they jostle for position, biding their time to attack in sprint finishes that separate the wannabes from the medal winners.

Dates

08 - 12 August 2023

Riders struggle up a very steeps dirt path

About Mountain Bike Cross-country Marathon

Riders will be pushed to the limit of human capability as they chew through 100km of road, gravel, punishing climbs, long descents and inhuman levels of lactic acid.

Dates

06 August 2023

Reece Wilson in Team GB kit speeds downhill on a dusty trail

About Mountain Bike Downhill

It’s all downhill in Fort William where riders take on jumps, bumps, berms and rock gardens against the clock at white-knuckle speeds of up to 80km/h. The most fearless will bomb their runs. Others will bail. Only the fastest will win the Rainbow Jersey.

Dates

03 - 05 August 2023

Venue

Nevis Range
A handcyclists celebrates a victory

About Para-Cycling Road

This is where the rubber meets the road for the world’s fastest and most fearless para-cyclists.

Every mile matters in ruthless contests of speed, stamina and guts. Smart racing will win the day as riders battle for every tactical advantage that will take them to gold medal glory.  

Dates

09 - 13 August 2023

A Para-track race

About Para-Cycling Track

The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome will be a cauldron of noise, tension and kinetic energy as riders reach warp speeds as they race for a place in the record books.

Dates

03 - 08 August 2023

Julian Alaphilippe riding in the Road World Championships in 2021

About Road

The rules of the road are simple: fastest wins. Pace setting, strategically timed attacks and gutsy breakaways will separate the race leaders from the pack on the high-speed hills, thrills and spills of Scotland’s most challenging roads.

Dates

05 - 06, 08 - 13 August 2023

Team Nigeria riders on track with dazzling uniforms

About Track

Eleven events will be contested at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, each of them a unique challenge of power, poise, strategy and stamina.

Riders have to give everything they’ve got for every advantage because fractions of a second will determine who gets to go home a hero.

Dates

03 - 09 August 2023

A trials rider deftly balances on a thin obstacle, using a leg as a counter balance

About Trials

Riders hop, hook and wheel jump their way up, down and over purpose-built obstacles designed to test the extremes of bicycle-based agility and technical skill.

Dates

09 - 12 August 2023

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Host regions

Discover Scotland... or should that be Bikeland? From mountainous roads to world class trails, there's something for every cyclist.

Nevis Range, Fort William

Venues

Explore the venues for the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, from state of the art velodrome, to trail wonderland.

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Tickets

Looking to buy tickets for the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships hosted in Glasgow and across Scotland? Here’s what you need to know!