Women Elite Road Race Route Information

Information & Advice for Sunday 13 August

Route Information

The Women Elite road race (also including Women Under 23s) takes place on Sunday 13 August, starting in Balloch by Loch Lomond, and winding its way through West Dunbartonshire, Stirling region and East Dunbartonshire, before finishing in Glasgow. The race is scheduled to start at 12noon on Sunday 13 August, at Balloch Bridge in the town centre. There will also be an Exhibition Zone for spectators by the start.  

After the start, the course will take riders east along Balloch Road and Drymen Road, before joining the A811, travelling through Gartocharn and by Drymen, then turning at Balfron Station. The route then continues east by Balfron, and beyond Fintry, where it turns south, joining the B822 or Crow Road into East Dunbartonshire Fells through Lennoxtown and Torrance, then joining the A807 towards Bearsden. The route then moves further south on the A81, joining the Maryhill Road as it descends into Glasgow’s West End, travelling along the Great Western Road to Byres Road and joining the Glasgow City Circuit, a 14.3km loop through the city centre and West End, which competitors ride a total of 6 times, before finishing in George Square.  

Further information about the race, including maps, is available on the Women Elite Road Race event page. Travel & transport information across the route can be found further down this page. 

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West Dunbartonshire 12:00 – 12:20  
Stirling 12:20 – 12:58  
East Dunbartonshire 12:58 – 13:30  
Glasgow 13:30 – 15:50 

All timings are approximate and indicate when the race is expected to enter each Local Authority area.

See Road Closure information further down this page.

Women road race

Road closures & parking

Road closures will be in place at the race start in Balloch and finish in Glasgow:  

Following the start, a rolling road closure will be in operation across the event route, with roads closed for around 30-45 minutes.

This means roads on and around the route will be closed for the short period in which it takes the race to pass by – usually around 15 minutes before the estimated time of arrival (see timings section above) until approximately 10 minutes after the last rider has passed. Closures are indicated by police escort vehicles and will last around 30 minutes in total. 

For rolling road closure details each of the other areas the race passes through, follow the links to Local Authority partners: 

The route is marked with yellow advanced warning signs in the run up to the race. Please don’t park on the route on the day, as, if necessary, vehicles will be removed.  

Consider avoiding using the car on this day if you can. If you do need to use the car, plan ahead, allow extra time for your journey and avoid the road closure times. 

Travel information

Travel advice across the Women Elite Road Race is available at the links below: 
Cycling World Championships: Women Elite Road Race l Cycling World Champs 
Traffic Scotland: UCI Championships - Men's Elite Road Race | Traffic Scotland 
Traveline Scotland: UCI Cycling World Championships: Public transport info l Traveline Scotland