24 November 2022

Five reasons our schedule will make August 2023 incredible!

Five reasons to help you book your annual leave and come and join us in August 2023 for the biggest cycling event in history!

Laurie Greenland at the 2022 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships

It was probably the most eagerly anticipated piece of 2023 UCI Cycling Worlds news in 2022.

So we were delighted to finally unveil our schedule for all 11 days of action taking place in Glasgow and across Scotland earlier this year.

So, while many of you are now planning your trips to see your heroes race and compete across the country, we thought we’d talk about the most notable elements our schedule for next year – and give you that extra reason to join us in bonnie Scotland!

The full 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships schedule
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Women Elite road race grabs the headlines

This is a biggie!

Traditionally at the UCI Road World Championships, the final race of the week is the Men Elite Race. But for 2023 we’re flipping things around.

Bringing the curtain down on days of incredible cycling action will be the Elite Women. Will Netherlands' Annemiek van Vleuten return to wear the rainbow stripes again, or will a new hero emerge on the top step in the heart of Glasgow?

New champions crowned every single day

From 3 – 13 August the world’s best may be struggling to catch their breath on steep climbs and testing trails, but the adrenaline won’t be just be reserved for riders.

Each and every day of the Championships rainbow jerseys will be on the line as new champions will emerge. That means nerve shredding action from day one until we bring the house down on 13 August.

Don’t know about you – but we’re ready for it!

Annemiek van Vleuten celebrates becoming UCI World Champion
Annemiek van Vleuten celebrates becoming UCI World Champion in 2022

Para-track fully integrated

Traditionally the UCI Track World Championships and Para-track World Championships take place at different times and in different velodromes.

However in 2023 the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome will host both championships simultaneously, meaning sessions will be an exhilarating blend of both Para-track riders and their non-disabled counterparts.

Living for the weekends

With two bumper weekends of action in August, make sure you’ve cleared your calendars.

On the first weekend we’ll witness history being made in the Mountain Bike Downhill, BMX Challenge, BMX Freestyle Park and Mountain Bike Marathon. Phew!

But if that weren’t enough, new legends of Road will also be made as the Juniors leave it all out there to become champions, before the likes Julian Alaphilippe, Wout van Aert and Tadej Pogacar set their sights on our George Square finish line. 

And that’s just the first weekend…

Loic Bruni celebrates in Les Gets
Loic Bruni gets the party started!

Party atmosphere to round off the Champs

…our final weekend will be a party like no other!

From the magic of artistic cycling - we still can’t believe our eyes when they pull off some of the tricks and stunts in their locker – to the incredible two-wheeled take on football, the Emirates Arena will be rocking until the last moment.

Meanwhile the final jerseys across BMX Racing, Road and Para-road will wrap up an unforgettable 11 days of bike action we think will inspire the Glasgow and all of Scotland to get on their bikes for the summer.