UCI Championships - Para-cycling

Dumfries & Galloway will welcome the world’s best Para-cyclists to the region for four days as they host the Para-cycling Roads at the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships. 

The region, which lays claim to introducing the first pedal-driven bicycle to the world in 1839, will see athletes competing on single bikes, tandems, tricycles and hand-cycles for the World Championship titles across the varied Para-cycling disciplines and the right to wear the coveted rainbow jersey. 

Competition will start in the region with the Individual Time Trial on Wednesday 9 August and will finish with the Para-road race on Saturday 12 August, and will take advantage of Dumfries & Galloway’s stunning cycling terrain with the course routes for the multitude of races across the variety of classifications being designed in conjunction with local partners to showcase the region and present a fitting challenge to the competitors.

Teams will then travel to Glasgow for the Team Relay, which will take place on Sunday 13 August.

Full information on roads affected in Dumfries and Galloway can be found on the Dumfries and Galloway Council website.

Dumfries and Galloway UCI map

We’re expecting heavier traffic than normal in the area during this time.

If you’re heading to Scotland from England and beyond, you might want to take another route to head north. You can find the best way by using the route checker on our homepage.

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