6 August 2023

All you need to know about Glasgow BMX Centre

Find out everything you need to know about Glasgow BMX Centre, including information about how to get there, transport and spectator experience.

Two BMX riders racing over a hill

The best place for all bikers

The seriously bumpy track at Glasgow’s state-of-the-art BMX Centre will put on a spectacular show full of dramatic ups and downs in front of a huge crowd.

The world’s very best BMX riders will fight for every inch of the 5-metre-wide track as they race, jump and wrestle their bikes along 400 metres from the start gate to the finish line.

Having already hosted the 2018 European Championships and the 2022 UCI BMX Racing World Cup, the stage is set for an electrifying 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.

How to get there


Glasgow BMX Centre is served by Scotstounhill Station, which is a 15-minute walk from the Spectator Entrance.

There are frequent services from Scotstounhill Station to Glasgow Central and the journey time is around 15 minutes.

For more information on travel by train, visit National Rail or ScotRail. For more information and to plan your journey, visit Traveline Scotland.

Accessible Shuttle Bus

To support those with accessible access requirements travelling to the venue using public transport, there will be a shuttle bus that runs to the Glasgow BMX Centre from Scotstounhill train station. This service is free to use and no booking is required. This shuttle will also be available for your return journey to Scotstounhill train station.

Pick up point: The shuttle bus will pick up on Anniesland Road, outside the Scotstounhill train station.

Shuttle type: Space for a wheelchair with up to 12 seats.

Operating hours: Shuttle bus schedule can be seen following this section.

Frequency: Shuttles will run every 15 minutes, depending on traffic, during the operating hours.


Glasgow BMX Centre is well served by local buses with services from Lincoln Avenue and Great Western Road (10-minute walk).

Bear in mind that road closures for road races within Glasgow City Centre may impact local bus routes, so plan ahead.

For more information and to plan your journey, visit Traveline Scotland.

Walking & cycling

Cycling is a great way to travel to Glasgow BMX Centre, which is approximately 30 minutes cycle from the city centre with much of the route on segregated cycle lanes. Cycle hire (including e-bikes) is available through OVO bikes powered by Next bike with locations across Glasgow.

Secure Cycle Parking (for 100 bikes) is available at the Golf Pavilion on the Knightswood Golf Course at the corner of Loanfoot Avenue and Lincoln Avenue. This will be run by
event staff and you must bring your own lock to secure your bike.

Accessibility: Our cycle parking is suitable for adaptive bikes.

Opening times: 60 minutes prior to start of session.

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We recommend using public transport, walking or cycling to get to Glasgow BMX Centre. There will be local road closures around the venue including on Archerhill Road and Lincoln Avenue. There will also be extensive road closures in Glasgow City Centre and the West End for the road races between 4 to 8 August (inclusive) and on 12 and 13 August.

There is also no parking available at the venue (with the exception of pre-booked accessible Blue Badge parking) or on any of the surrounding roads - this is to ensure traffic keeps moving through the residential area. We recommend using public transport, walking or cycling.

Should you choose to drive please be mindful that this is a large residential area and be respectful when parking away from the venue.

Practical information

  • The Spectator Entrance for Glasgow BMX Centre is on Lincoln Avenue between Archerhill Road and Loanfoot Avenue.
  • At the entrance, spectators will go through a security check before having their ticket(s) scanned and validated.
  • Internet and mobile signal can sometimes be variable, so make sure you have your pdf digital ticket(s) downloaded onto your phone before you arrive, or bring a printed copy with you. Please note that screenshots of ticket(s) will not be permitted.

Glasgow BMX Centre is well-equipped for you to have a great day.

  • Public Toilets
  • Baby Changing
  • Grandstand
  • Information Point
  • Food & Drink
  • Expo Stalls 
  • Water Refill Points
  • Cycle Parking
  • Quiet Space
  • Merchandise (cashless)
  • Assistance Dog Spending
  • Pram & Pushchair Storage

Spectator seating

There are two seating grandstands, one on each side of the BMX track (East and West). Seating is unreserved and available on a first come, first-served basis.

The West Stand has ramp access for accessible seating.

Spectator experience

Cycling - there are over 300km of cycleways within Glasgow and Sustrans routes such as National Cycle Network 7, 74, 75, 753, 754 and 756 take cyclists safely around the city. You’ll find OVO Bikes powered by nextbike in the city if you’re looking to hire one whilst you’re here.

You can get the first 20 minutes for FREE on the TIER app and there are a number of bike shops in the city for spares and repairs. You’ll also find some guides that can take you on cycling tours around the city. Find out more on the People Make Glasgow website.

Where to stay - as you might expect from Scotland’s largest city, there’s no shortage of places to stay, though accommodation does tend to book up quickly in the summer period and when the city is hosting big events. Check out VisitScotland.com if you’re looking for somewhere to stay.

Eating out - From tempting Street Food to Michelin-starred restaurants and everything in between, Glasgow has an enviable reputation as a bit of a foodie hotspot, with a fantastic array of eateries on offer. Just remember to book in advance.

Other things to see and do - Glasgow is renowned for its shopping and is also a bit of a cultural hotspot. So why not stay a bit longer and explore more of the city while you’re here for the World Championships?