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2023 UCI Cycling World Championships

The 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships will be the biggest cycling event ever held in world.

Taking place in Glasgow and across Scotland in August 2023, it will combine 13 existing UCI World Championships for the very first time, creating one mega event.

The Championships will take place across 11 days from 3 to 13 August, with more than one million spectators anticipated across the country, as well as a global television audience of around one billion. This will make it one of the world’s top 10 sporting events this year.

Over 8,000 elite and amateur cyclists from more than 120 countries will take part, with more than 190 UCI World Champions crowned and awarded the coveted rainbow jersey as the best in the world.

What is taking place in the South of Scotland?

The South of Scotland is aiming to establish itself as Scotland’s leading cycling destination, and both Dumfries & Galloway and the Scottish Borders will play an integral role in the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.

Scottish Borders

In the Scottish Borders, Glentress Forest in the Tweed Valley is the location for the Mountain Bike Cross-country and Mountain Bike Cross-country marathon events from 6 to 12 August.

Although one of Scotland’s most renowned mountain bike locations, and a breeding ground for some of the country’s best riders, this will be the first time that Glentress has staged an event of such international magnitude.

Further information for businesses wishing to get involved and local residents and spectators seeking more details are available from a dedicated Glentress 2023 website.

Glentress Forest tickets available

Tickets are available now via the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships website.

The Championships at Glentress are supported by Scottish Borders CouncilForestry and Land Scotland and South of Scotland Enterprise. The events are being delivered by Tweed Valley-based ESO Sports.

Dumfries & Galloway 

In Dumfries and Galloway the 2023 UCI Paracycling World Road Championships take place from 9 to 12 August. This is where the rubber meets the road for the world's fastest and most fearless paracyclists.

More information on the route, community information, event engagement activities and FAQs are available via Dumfries & Galloway Council.

The Championships in Dumfries & Galloway are being supported by Dumfries & Galloway Council and South of Scotland Enterprise

No tickets are required for the 2023 UCI World Paracycling Road Championships and we encourage you to come and see the world's best cyclists racing throughout the Championships.

The South – home of cycling in Scotland

In September 2022, a new South of Scotland Cycling Partnership Strategy was launched.

This hugely important piece of work aims to make the South the leading cycling destination in Scotland by 2023.

It also aims to ensure that cycling becomes the most popular choice for shorter, everyday journeys in the South by 2032.

The strategy positions our region as the first in Scotland and the UK to take the humble bike and use it to deliver real actions.

It aims to capitalise on the immediate opportunities presented by the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.

Alongside hosting of the UCI Worlds, a key action of the strategy is the launch of the new Kirkpatrick C2C, South of Scotland’s Coast to Coast cycle route which is due to take place this summer.

There are a host of other significant projects which are part of the strategy, including: