Local MSP Welcomes UCI World Cycling Championships

Local MSP for the Linlithgow Constituency, Fiona Hyslop, encourages Constituents to visit the UCI Cycling World Championships which will be held in Scotland this summer.

The UCI Championships will be held in Scotland in August and will see more than 2,000 elite cyclists and para-cyclists arrive from over 100 countries to take part in the 2023 Championships.

This event will be hosted in Glasgow with events taking place across the country and will bring together 13 World Championships being held in one place for the first time.

Fiona commented:

“In my previous position as Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary with responsibility for Major Events I was instrumental in bringing the first ever UCI World Cycling Championships with all competitions taking place in one country at the one time here to Scotland and I am pleased to see Scotland host this event for the first time this summer.

“As the first ever host of this event, Scotland will cement its position as a leader and innovator in the planning and delivery of major sporting events.

“This event will take place across the country from 3 to 13 August, with cyclists competing for more than 190 coveted UCI World Championship rainbow jerseys. The events include Track Sprints, Mountain Races, BMX Freestyle and Indoor Cycling Acrobatics.

“With something for everyone to enjoy I would encourage all those who can to support this event which will also be broadcast on BBC Sport.

“The Championships being held in Scotland also provide an excellent opportunity to get involved in cycling in our own towns. In my Constituency a new 1km Cycle Circuit was opened at Kettlestoun which received Scottish Government Funding as part of the upcoming UCI World Cycling Championships.

“I would encourage all of my Constituents to make use of this fantastic facility during the Championships and beyond.”



For a full schedule and event information visit https://www.cyclingworldchamps.com

For more information about travelling to events visit  https://www.traffic.gov.scot/uci