The countdown is on: Scotland gets ready for 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships
As Glasgow and regions across Scotland prepare to host the world’s biggest ever cycling event from 3-13 august, organisers encourage local communities and businesses to plan ahead.
The 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships is set to showcase Scotland on the global stage from 3 -13 August, with the world’s best riders assembling from around the world to compete across 13 UCI World Championships in the biggest cycling event ever staged.
With events taking place in Glasgow and across Scotland, including in Stirling, Edinburgh, Fife, Falkirk, Clackmannanshire, West Dunbartonshire, East Dunbartonshire, Perth & Kinross, Dundee, Angus, Tweed Valley, Dumfries & Galloway and Fort William & Highlands, organisers are encouraging communities and businesses across the country to plan, prepare and get ready for the Championships.
Cycling enthusiasts, major eventers and first-time fans alike can get involved as spectators, by watching events in venues or along road race routes as they pass through local communities. The competition schedule is available on Schedule | 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships with tickets still available for some events.
With visitors travelling to watch events and increased footfall in host region areas, organisers are working closely with partners to welcome spectators while keeping Scotland moving and open for business. To minimise the impact of this major event, communities are encouraged to plan ahead so there is more time to enjoy this moment in sporting history as it happens.
This dedicated website page - Get ready for the Championships | 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships - has been set up to help locals across Scotland find out more about the Championships. The hub includes practical information, including links to each Local Authority hosting events, guidance for businesses, and transport advice.
In the run up to and during the event, there will be some changes to how the roads operate around competition venues, road race events and some transport hubs. Specific information about the impacts across Scotland’s transport network can be found online as part of the Get Ready web hub, with advice on impacts across each host region and guidance around how to plan ahead. Information across the transport network can also be found on the Traffic Scotland and Traveline Scotland websites, each of which have dedicated resources offering advice across the Championships.
Organisers are also encouraging businesses to prepare for increased footfall, as visitors look to experience the best of Scotland across host regions. A toolkit has been created to help business owners plan ahead and maximise the opportunities created by spectators visiting each region. For example, this could include dressing their premises with 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships branding, creating events or moments for customers and staff around the events, or taking a cycling themed approach to usual business activity.
The guide also contains advice for businesses around impacts to the transport network, highlighting ways in which restrictions could impact employees, suppliers, and customers. Advice for businesses across Scotland can be found at Local Businesses | 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.
Partners, businesses, and local communities are encouraged to get ready, get involved and celebrate the #PowerOfTheBike throughout Scotland this summer.
Trudy Lindblade, 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships CEO, said: “We are so excited to be bringing the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships to Glasgow and Scotland. Bringing 13 cycling World Championships together to create one mega event for the first time, it will be a truly historic moment and we want everyone to get out and enjoy all the event has to offer. Whether you’re attending an event or not, we want to encourage everyone to plan ahead so you have the best day possible.
"A huge amount of planning has gone into ensuring this a great event for athletes, fans and local communities and we want to thank everyone, especially the towns and cities hosting events, for allowing us to bring this global event to your region."