11 July 2023

Five Reasons to attend the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships

Just some of the things that'll make the World Championships an event to remember!

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The 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships is just around the corner, and Glasgow and across Scotland is getting ready to welcome a world of cycling enthusiasts to its shores!

In the first event of its kind - never seen nor cycled before - the world’s greatest riders will come together in Glasgow and across Scotland in August 2023 to compete at the highest level over 13 UCI World Championships.

If you're still debating whether or not to attend, here are five reasons that will surely convince you to mark your calendar and be a part of the biggest cycling event…EVER!

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The world's best cyclists

The 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships will see the world's best cyclists, from across 13 UCI World Championships, gather to compete at the highest level. 

There will be Olympic champions, Tour de France winners, and national champions all vying for glory and the coveted Rainbow Jersey. The 3-13 August will be your chance to witness the speed, athletic prowess, determination and strategic brilliance displayed by elite riders as they push the boundaries of human performance.

From the top of Scotland to the bottom

The 2023 UCI Cycling Worlds will be set across the length and breadth of Scotland.

From the Dumfries and Galloway, and Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders, to city landmarks like Edinburgh, Stirling, Dundee and Glasgow, and up to the Highlands of Scotland in Fort William.

As a spectator, you'll have the opportunity to witness the races unfold in stunning locations, experiencing the thrill of every hairpin turn, breakaway, and sprint finish.

A Festival of Cycling

The UCI 2023 Cycling World Championships isn't just about the on track action; it's a celebration of the Power of the Bike!

The Championships will see fan expo events across the host regions, You'll have the chance to get to know fellow cycling enthusiasts from around the world, and immerse yourself in the passion and excitement of the Championships! There will be something for everyone.

A first of its kind event

Never seen nor cycled before - the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships is truly a first of its kind event. This is the first time in history that 13 UCI World Championships will be brought together under one event banner. Spectators will be able witness multiple Rainbow Jerseys be won across multiple UCI World Champs across the disciplines for the first time in history!

Inspiring Future Generations:

Attending the UCI Cycling World Championships will not just be an amazing experience for seasoned cycling enthusiasts; it will also serve as an inspiration for the next generations of riders.

Getting close to action, and taking in the sights, the sounds, and the sheer determination of elite athletes. What better way to motivate the young cyclists to pursue their dreams!

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The world’s greatest cyclists will compete across 13 UCI Cycling World Championships in the ultimate tests of talent, tenacity and toughness.