Travel & Transport
Answers to frequently asked questions around transport and traveling during the Championships in Glasgow and across Scotland.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our venue spectator guides include detailed information on the travel options available for getting to each of our Championships venues.
To support your journey planning the below resources may also be helpful:
- August is peak tourist season, so please allow plenty of time for your journey.
- Road traffic and travel updates are available on the Traffic Scotland website.
- Public transport updates are available on the Traveline Scotland website and on the Traveline Scotland app. Traveline Scotland has a specific World Championships Travel webpage.
- You can also phone the Traffic Customer Care Line on 0800 028 1414 for both road travel and public transport information. · Intercity/town travel information is also available on the ScotRail, LNER, Avanti West Coast, Citylink and Megabus websites.
Space for bicycles on trains is limited so remember to book ahead or check with the train operator before bringing your bike.
You can find more information about rail travel during the championships at https://www.scotrail.co.uk/uci-cycling-world-championships
For those intending to cycle to events, bikes are not permitted on venues. We recommend that you use on-venue free-to-use secure bike parks, where available. Further information on cycling to our Championships venues can be found in our venue spectator guides.
Remember to bring a lock to secure your bike!
There is no parking at venues for spectators with the exception of limited spaces for Blue Badge holders.
Some venues will be operating Park & Ride facilities. Please check your venue spectator guides to see if this applies to the venue you are travelling too.
August is peak tourist season, so please allow plenty of time for your journey. If you have to drive, bear in mind roads will be busy and please be patient. Try and car share whenever possible - it’s better for the planet and your wallet.
Limited bookable Blue Badge parking is available at the following venues on a first come, first served basis:
- Fort William
- Glentress Forest
- Emirates Arena & Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome
- Glasgow BMX Centre
Please note the following venues have limited Blue Badge parking provision in the local area. This is public provision that already exists in the local area and is not bookable. Availability is first come, first served, so we recommend planning your journey in advance.
- Glasgow Green
- Road Race start locations – Edinburgh and Balloch
- Para Road Race start locations – Dumfries & Galloway and Stirling
- Glasgow Circuit and George Square
Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org to book your Blue Badge parking or if you require any further information.
If you are planning on driving into Glasgow at any point during the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, please be aware that from 1 June 2023, a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) has come into force in Glasgow City Centre. All vehicles entering the city centre zone area will need to meet the less-polluting emission standards or face a penalty charge. More information on this can be found on the Glasgow City Council website.
Please be aware that there is no provision for camping, caravans and campervans in areas surrounding venues. Glasgow has a strict policy of no camping, caravanning and camper vanning within the city boundaries. Please book a pitch on one of the many commercial camp sites outside the city and travel to the venue using public transport.
Please be aware that there is no provision for camping, caravanning and camper vanning in the areas surrounding venues. Please book a pitch on one of the many commercial campgrounds near venues and make use of shuttle buses from Park & Ride sites where available, and public transport provision. Do not park on access roads, laybys or verges surrounding venues. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed.
If you are planning to camp or campervan during your trip, please read The Scottish Outdoor Access Code Guide to Responsible Camping. Please remember to book your camping space in advance.
Look for your nearest charging point across Scotland's National Electric Vehicle charging network, ChargePlace Scotland.