All you need to know about Glasgow Green
Find out everything you need to know about Glasgow Green, including information about how to get there, transport and spectator experience.
Welcome to our dear green place
The city’s oldest and arguably most loved city park, Glasgow Green is the perfect place to go for a walk, play, run, cycle or simply a space to relax! But, if you’re competing at the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, the ideal place to nail a 360° frontflip.
For the first time ever this August, Glasgow Green will welcome the world’s best BMX Freestyle Park, BMX Flatland and Trials riders get together to compete for medals, entertain the masses and make even more history in Glasgow’s storied east end.
How to get there
Glasgow Green is served by Bridgeton Station and Argyle Street Station – both 10 minutes walk from the venue. Both have frequent services to Glasgow Central and beyond.
Glasgow Green is well served by local buses. The closest bus stops are at Kent Street/Bain Street and Glasgow Green Football Centre – both 5-0 minutes walk to the venue. The stops are frequently served by multiple routes into Glasgow City Centre and beyond.
Bear in mind, there will be road closures in Glasgow City Centre and the West End beginning 4 until 8 August and again on 12 and 13 August that may impact local bus routes, so plan ahead.
For more information and to plan your journey, visit Traveline Scotland.
WALKING & CYCLING
Walking is a great way to soak up the atmosphere during the Championships. From Glasgow City Centre, it takes around 25 minutes to walk to Glasgow Green.
Glasgow Green is less than a 10-minute cycle from Glasgow City Centre. Cycle hire (including e-bikes) is available through OVO bikes powered by Next bike with locations across Glasgow including next to Glasgow Green.
Secure Cycle Parking is available within Glasgow Green on the corner of Greendyke and Saltmarket (what3words///accent.rocks.moon).
This will be run by our event staff and will be open in line with the venue opening times, 60 minutes prior to session start.
Please note that no bikes are allowed on venue and should be left in the free-to-use, secure cycle park. Please remember to bring a lock to secure your bike. The secure cycle park is suitable for adaptive bikes.
Travel by car should be avoided where possible. There will be road closures in Glasgow City Centre and the West End for the road races. Road closures begin 4 until 8 August and again on 12 and 13 August. There is also no parking available at the venue so we recommend using public transport, walking and cycling.
- The Main Spectator Entrance is to the north side of Glasgow Green on Greendyke Street, adjacent to Turnbull Street. There is a second entrance at the east end of the park for those arriving from Bridgeton Station.
- The BMX Freestyle Park event is ticketed entry (5-7 August) and spectators will go through a security check at the entrance before having their ticket(s) scanned and validated.
- Internet and mobile signal can sometimes be variable, so make sure you have your pdf digital tickets downloaded onto your phone before you arrive, or bring a printed copy with you.
- On days with BMX Freestyle Flatland and/or Trials competition (8-12 August), spectators will only go through a security check at the entrance. There is no ticket check required as these are free-to-view events.
Glasgow Green is well-equipped for you to have a great day.
- Public Toilets
- Baby Changing
- Accessible Toilets
- Information Point
- Food & Drink
- Water Refill Points
- Cycle Parking
- Quiet Space
- Merchandise (cashless)
- Accessible Spectator Viewing
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?