2023 UCI Cycling World Championships

Across ten days in August 2023, history will be made by men and women on bikes. Champions will be crowned. Spectators will be wowed. Scotland will be inspired.

2023 UCI Cycling World Championships

About 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships

3rd Aug 2023 to 13th Aug 2023
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Various Locations Glasgow
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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 thirteen disciplines.

There will be track, road, mountain, para-cycling, buttery BMX combos, bunny hops, crashes, climbs, insane chases, snapped chains, blood, sweat and gears, legs out of breath, lactic acid and dangerous levels of extremely tight lycra, mud, mayhem, and the toughest miles known to two wheels.

Records will be broken, minds blown, medals won, national anthems belted out, and dreams will become reality.

Many will fall. Heroes will rise. Fewer still will wear the rainbow jersey.

But together we all celebrate the power of the bike.

Among the disciplines coming to venues across Glasgow are:

Kelvingrove Park will be packed with action as it welcomes recent Tokyo Olympic debutant event BMX Freestyle as well as BMX Flatland and Trials. BMX Freestyle sees riders perform a sequence of tricks as they travel between obstacles and ramps while BMX Flatland has cyclists competing to out-trick each other on flat smooth surfaces. Trials is one of the most thrilling cycling disciplines, requiring cyclists to maintain control, stability, and speed as they accumulate points for passing over course sections without their feet or any part of the bike, excluding the tyres, touching the ground.

BMX Racing heads to the Glasgow BMX Centre in Knightswood, where fans will see the world’s bravest and best compete in high-speed sprint races across a purpose-built off-road single lap racetrack. The event will also include BMX Challenge, the amateur version of elite BMX racing.

The Emirates Arena will come alive with cycling’s most awe-inspiring events, Artistic Cycling and Cycle Ball. Artistic Cycling is performed indoors with riders completing tricks on specialised fixed-gear bikes. Mixing cycling and gymnastics, the discipline is demonstrated in the 2023 Cycling Worlds ‘Two Years To Go’ video by world-renowned artistic cyclists, Viola Brand, who has captured the world’s attention with her unique ability. Cycle Ball is a non-contact team sport in which opposing sides consisting of two riders aim to outscore each other within the game. Participants shoot at the goal using the front and back wheel of their bike as well as their heads. Riders’ feet are not allowed to touch the floor and they are unable to use their hands apart from when goalkeepers are defending within the penalty area.

A favourite amongst spectators, Track Cycling and Track Para-Cycling will be on display at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in 2023. This sees cyclists compete in variety of exciting events which require speed, stamina, and mental skill. Track events will include the individual pursuit, the time trial and the keirin.

The city’s famous George Square will play host to the finish line of the Road Cycling events. The roads and landmarks around the city will showcase this exciting event which traditionally attracts huge crowds of spectators.

Five remaining venues across Scotland will be announced over the coming months.

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