Glasgow BMX Centre

Expect ups and downs with bumps along the way at the Glasgow BMX Centre track.

A fast and furious BMX race at the Glasgow BMX Centre

Overview

400m long and just 5m wide, the seriously bumpy track at the Glasgow BMX Centre will put on a spectacular show full of dramatic ups and downs.

The world’s very best BMX Riders will fight for every inch of track as they race, jump and wrestle their bikes from the start gate to the finish line in front of a capacity crowd.

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. Be there!

Glasgow BMX Centre

Glasgow BMX Centre,
137 Archerhill Rd,
Glasgow.
G13 3LS.

The seriously bumpy track at the 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.

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Overview

The Glasgow BMX Centre is located to the northwest of Glasgow, approximately 7km from the city centre. The venue is 83km from Edinburgh and 51km from Stirling.

The venue is easily accessible by public transport or cycle so jump on your bike or hop on the bus or train. There is no spectator parking (with the exception of Blue Badge parking) at the venue.

When planning your journey

  • Road traffic and travel updates are available on the Traffic Scotland website.
  • Public Transport updates are available on the Traveline Scotland website and on the Traveline Scotland app.
  • You can also phone the Traffic Customer Care Line on 0800 028 1414 for both road travel and public transport information.

Available modes

  • Rail
  • Bus
  • Cycle and walk
  • Blue Badge parking

Rail

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.

Bus

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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A designated walking route from Scotstounhill Station is shown on our travel map (on page 9 of the Spectator Guide).

Car

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.

Accessible parking

Dedicated Blue Badge parking is available on Archerhill Road. There is no cost to park, but you do need to book in advance as spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come,
first-served basis.

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an electronic copy of your parking pass for the day via email. There is no need to print this off however, as there may be limited mobile signal at the venue, taking a screenshot of the pass may be helpful.

Printed passes will be accepted, although there will be checks in place to ensure these are not duplicated. Please also display your Blue Badge on your dashboard.

For further information on venue accessibility, please read on to the accessibility section of this guide. To book your parking pass, please contact accessibility@cyclingworldchamps.com.

Visited before? Plan ahead and be mindful that Blue Badge parking is in a different location for this event.

Camping and camper vanning

Glasgow has a strict policy of no camping, caravanning and camper vanning within the city’s boundaries.

Please book a pitch on one of the many commercial camp sites outside the city and travel in using public transport.

Please read the Scottish Outdoor Access Code’s Guide to Responsible Camping in Scotland if you are planning to camp. Please book your campsite space in advance.

Hints & tips for your journey

Here’s our top travel tips to get you to the Glasgow BMX Centre to enjoy the Championships:

  • The venue is easily accessible on foot, by bicycle and by public transport.
  • There is no parking at the venue and road closures are planned within Glasgow City Centre, leave your car at home for a smoother journey.
  • Limited pre-bookable Blue Badge parking facilities are available at the venue.
  • There will be local road closures in place:
    • Archerhill Road (between Bassett Avenue and Waldemar Road) will be closed from Thursday 3 August to Sunday 13 August
    • Lincoln Avenue (between Archerhill Road and Loanfoot Avenue) will be closed from Thursday 3 August to Wednesday 9 August
  • Bear in mind, 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 and they may impact bus routes and services. Please plan ahead.
  • If you are planning on driving into Glasgow at any point, please be aware that from June 1, 2023, a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) has come into force in Glasgow City Centre. All vehicles entering the city centre zone area will need to meet the less polluting emission standards or face a penalty charge. More information on this can be found on the Glasgow City Council website.

Entrance / Exit

  • 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.

Venue opening & closing times

6-9 August 12 August 13 August
08:00 13:00 10:30

Ticket office opening times are in line with the venue opening times shown above.

Spectator facilities on venue

You’ll see on our handy venue map (on page 14 of the Spectator Guide) that 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

Please note, there is no baggage storage at the venue. We advise that you don’t bring luggage to the venue, though rucksacks no larger than 25 litres in volume and containing what you need for your day will be permitted.

Most of the above facilities are accessible.

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.

Accessible facilities

Accessible toilets

Please note there is no changing places toilet facility or changing rooms available at Glasgow BMX Centre. Please make use of the accessible toilet facilities for any changing needs.

Wheelchairs for loan

There will be a limited number of wheelchairs for loan. These will be available on a first-come, first-served basis every day.

Quiet place

This can be found near the ramp to access the West grandstand.

Multifaith room

This can be found near the ramp to access the West grandstand.

Dog spending area

This can be found near the ramp to access the West grandstand.

Accessible seating

There are dedicated wheelchair and companion spaces in the West grandstand, beside the finish. This has ramp access. Easy access seating is also available.

What's the terrain like?

We have some top things to consider for the terrain of this event should you have an accessible need:

  • General surface throughout the spectator area is Gridforce plastic tiling filled with hard-packed sand, which is generally wheelchair accessible.
  • Be mindful however this is a public park and can be uneven in pieces and the ground won’t necessarily be level.

If you’d like to talk to us about your specific mobility needs, please read on to our Reasonable Adjustments section.

What are the key distances to be aware of?

Please find below some helpful distances to support you getting around Glasgow BMX Centre:

  • Blue Badge Parking ➡ Spectator entrance (300m)
  • Shuttle drop-off ➡ Spectator entrance (20m)
  • Accessible toilets ➡ Grandstand (10m) 

Rest areas / quiet spaces

Should you require a rest, there are seats available within the spectator area to help break up your journey to your seat.

The Quiet space is located near the ramp to access the West grandstand.

There will be accessible needs volunteer staff to support you.

Reasonable adjustments

If you have any questions on any of the accessibility information included within this guide, or need to discuss your particular needs, please contact us at accessibility@cyclingworldchamps.com.

Fun facts!

There are only two UCI standard BMX venues in the UK, and this is one of them.

This track is no stranger to world class events: the Centre hosted the 2018 European Championships and the 2022 UCI BMX Racing World Cup.

There’s a smaller pump track on site where anyone can practice their manuals.

The centre is home to many local BMX clubs, school and community groups, proving that cycling is for everyone.

Experience the Glasgow BMX Centre on race day!

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