UCI World Championships 2023 Location – Where Will the Races Be Held?

The 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships is the biggest cycling event ever and in the space of just 11 days 13 different major cycling world championships will find their new kings and queens as hundreds of medals get decided. Who has earned the honours to host this mega-cycling event?

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Great Britain’s Women’s Team Pursuit team (from left to right) Katie Archibald, Eleanor Dickinson, Neah Evans and Elinor Barker competing in the final of the Women’s Pursuit event during day one of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Glasgow.
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The 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships Host City

The Scottish city of Glasgow has the honours to be officially named the host  of the mega-cycling event known as the Union Cyclist Internationale, or UCI, Cycling World Championships. With 13 different cycling championships taking place in various picturesque locations across Scotland from August 03rd to August 13th Glasgow puts its name in history as the host of the biggest-ever cycling event.

Of course, to accommodate such a vast array of cycling championships, from BMX, through mountain biking and track, to the hugely popular road races, Glasgow had to call for help and other locations all across Scotland will have the honours to host some of the events too.

Key Locations for the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships

With over 8,000 professional athletes from over 120 countries contesting 13 different Cycling World Championship over just 11 days roughly in the same location an abundance of sweat, mud, blood, tears and joy are guaranteed. If you want to keep up with all the action and plan your visit here is a detailed list of the locations for all 13 different Cycling World Championships:

  • BMX Freestyle Park (Glasgow Green, Glasgow)
  • BMX Freestyle Flatland (Glasgow Green, Glasgow)
  • BMX Racing (Glasgow BMX Centre, Glasgow)
  • Gran Fondo (Dundee & Angus and Perth & Kinross)
  • Indoor (Emirates Arena, Glasgow)
  • Mountain Bike Cross Country (Glentress Forest, Tweed Valley)
  • Mountain Bike Cross Country Marathon (Glentress Forest, Tweed Valley)
  • Mountain Bike Downhill (Nevis Range Mountain Resort, Fort William)
  • Para-cycling Road (Dumfries & Galloway)
  • Para-cycling Track (Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Glasgow)
  • Road (Road Race Start: Edinburgh / Loch Lomond Road Race Finish: George Square, Glasgow, Time Trial: Stirling)
  • Track (Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Glasgow)
  • Trials (Glasgow Green, Glasgow)

Location, Location, Location: Where the hottest action will be?

The vast array of events means that on different days the focus will be on different locations. For you to choose the best location for you simply follow our UCI World Championships Today article that will give you every morning the main events of that day and the main medals that will be decided.

In terms of British interest, the most likely place to see Team GB winning medals will be the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow where 22 sets of medals over 11 events for men and women will be contested between the 03rd and 09th August.

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However, the most popular and best-attended events will be the Road World Championships. To stay tuned in to all the important action all you have to do is hang around the city centre of Glasgow as the decisive finishes for the 7 main road events will happen there.

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GLASGOW – Mathieu van der Poel during an exploratory training in the streets of Glasgow, in preparation for the road race during the cycling world championships. The Scottish city will be the scene of a world championship with multiple cycling disciplines from 3 to 13 August. ANP ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN – Photo by Icon sport

If you seek mountain biking thrills and spills the first weekend is a good time to head towards Britain’s highest peak Ben Nevis and the picturesque town of Fort William. There at neck-break speed, riders will tumble down from the slopes as they try to be crowned Mountain Bike Downhill world champion.

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