Dame Sarah Storey in the rainbow jersey

The biggest cycling event ever

3 - 13 August 2023

Over 200 Rainbow Jerseys awarded. 11 incredible days of competition. Thank you, Scotland, for making the inaugural UCI Cycling World Championships incredible!

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

In the first event of its kind - never seen nor cycled before - the world’s greatest riders came together in Glasgow and across Scotland, 3-13 August 2023 to compete at the highest level over 13 UCI World Championships! 

A rider prepares to drop in to a quarter pipe

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.


05 - 07 August 2023

A BMX Flatland rider twists and turns using the front pegs of the BMX

About BMX Freestyle Flatland

Imagine parkour combined with breakdancing… on a bike. That’s BMX Flatland. Riders have nothing but their bike and the blank canvas of a smooth surface to style and spin their way to a mesmerising medal-worthy routine that you have to see to believe.


08 - 10 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.


06 - 09, 12 - 13 August 2023

A rider cross the line 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.


04, 07 August 2023

An artistic cyclist performs beautiful figures in the single competition

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.


11 - 13 August 2023

A rider speeds up an incline followed by a string of riders while dust rises

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.


08 - 12 August 2023

A MTB XC Marathon rider rides off a rocky section

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.


06 August 2023

Former world champion Greg Minnaar begins his descent in Les Gets with a spectacular backdrop

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.


03 - 05 August 2023


Nevis Range
Jenny Holl and Sophie Unwin of Team GB lead the way in the tandem road race

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.  


09 - 13 August 2023

A Para-track race reaches it's conclusion with riders sprinting for the line coming out of the final corner

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.


03 - 08 August 2023

A rider crests a hill while being pursued by another

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.


05 - 06, 08 - 13 August 2023

A rider crosses the line in celebration at the velodrome

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.


03 - 09 August 2023

A trials rider prepared to jump a high gap on the trials course

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.


09 - 12 August 2023


Day 11 Round-up

Find out what happened on the final day of the UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow and across Scotland.

News article 13 August 2023

A cycling road race start at Glasgow, Scotland

Women’s Elite Road Race Preview

The final event of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships will see the world’s best women riders battle it in the Road Race. Who will take the win?

News article 13 August 2023

Scotland is Bikeland

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


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

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