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How to catch all of the road, track and mountain bike action at the 2023 cycling World Championships

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The UCI World Championships will take place in and around Glasgow, Scotland, starting on Wednesday 2 August and running until Sunday 13 August 2023.

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Rather than holding events for different cycling disciplines at different times and in different locations, the Glasgow events cover most cycling disciplines including BMX, mountain biking, track cycling and road cycling.

The gravel world championships won’t be held until 7 October though and, as last year, will take place in Italy’s Veneto region.

The UCI plans to hold comprehensive cross-discipline world championships every four years, with Glasgow being the first time it has organised its events this way.

FORT WILLIAM, SCOTLAND - JUNE 04: Jack Moir of Australia in action in the Men's Downhill Final during the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup on June 4, 2017 in Fort William, Scotland. (Photo by Craig Mercer - CameraSport/CameraSport via Getty Images)
The downhill events will take place in Fort William.
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Although billed as Glasgow, Scotland would be a more accurate description of the location, because events are spread as far afield as Fort William and the Tweed Valley for the MTB world championships.

The bulk of the action is on roads and in locations around Glasgow though, with a finishing circuit of the city centre for most road events, while track events will take place in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

We’ve split this guide up by cycling discipline to make it easier to zero in on the events that are of interest to you.

How to watch the 2023 Road World Championships – event schedule

Wales' Geraint Thomas (L) takes a corner during the men's cycling road race during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on August 3, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
All of the road events finish in Glasgow, which played host to the Commonwealth Games cycling events in 2014.
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The road World Championships, including time trial and paracycling events, start on Saturday 5 August and continue until the end of the World Championships on Sunday 13 August.

The road races all finish with a circuit in Glasgow city centre.

The junior men’s and women’s road races are on the circuit in Glasgow itself. The starts for the longer races are further afield, with the women’s elite and men’s under-23 races starting by Loch Lomond and the men’s elite race starting in Edinburgh.

All the time trial events will be held on a circuit in Stirling, with the exception of the mixed relay, which is on the Glasgow city centre circuit.

Here’s the full schedule:

DateTime (BST)Event
Road races
Saturday5August10:00-12:00Women's junior
13:00-16:00Men's junior
Sunday6August09:30-16:00Men's elite
Team time trial
Tuesday8August13:00-16:00Mixed relay
Individual time trial
Wednesday9August14:30-17:00Men's U23
Thursday10August11:15-13:00Women's junior
14:00-16:30Women's elite
Friday11August10:00-12:30Men's junior
14:35-17:00Men's elite
Road races
Saturday12August11:30-15:30Men's U23
Sunday13August12:00-16:00Women's elite

How to watch the 2023 UCI Track World Championships – event schedule

Track events will take place in the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome.
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The track World Championships, including paracycling events, start on Wednesday 2 August and continue until Wednesday 9 August. The full schedule can be found on the UCI website, but here are the dates and times that events, training and qualifiers are taking place:

DateTime (BST)

How to watch the 2023 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships – event schedule

Fort William will host the downhill events, with XC taking place in Glentress.
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The 2023 UCI MTB World Championships take place in three discrete sections at different locations and over different time periods.

They start with the downhill events in Fort William from Thursday 3 August through to Saturday 5 August.

That’s followed by the XC Marathon event at Glentress Forest in the Tweed Valley on Sunday 6 August.

Finally, the shorter XC events, also at Glentress Forest, are spread over the period from Tuesday 8 to Saturday 12 August.

Here’s the full schedule:

DATETime (BST)Event
Friday4August14:30-15:15Women's junior final
15:30-16:45Men's junior final
Saturday5August12:30-13:45Women's elite final
14:00-16:30Men's elite final
XC marathon
Sunday6August09:00-14:00Men's elite XC marathon
09:30-14:30Women's elite XC marathon
Wednesday9August12:30-14:00Mixed team relay
15:00-16:00Women's elite eMTB XC
16:30-17:30Men's elite eMTB XC
Thursday10August12:00-13:00Women's junior XC Olympic
14:00-15:00Men's junior XC Olympic
17:45-18:15Men's Elite XC short track final
18:30-19:00Women's elite XC short track final
Friday11August11:30-12:45Men's U23 XC Olympic
15:30-16:45Women's U23 XC Olympic
Saturday12August11:30-13:00Women's elite XC Olympic
15:30-17:00Men's elite XC Olympic

2023 UCI World Championships – viewing options for the UK

In the UK, the BBC will be showing highlights of the UCI World Championships on BBC Two and BBC Three, and also streaming live and offering on-demand viewing on iPlayer and the BBC Sport website, as well as via the Red Button for some events.

You can also watch live or on-demand on GCN+, Eurosport and Discovery+. The events are being covered by free-to-air broadcasters across Europe too.

2023 UCI World Championships – viewing options for the USA

In the US, you can watch the World Championships live and on-demand with a subscription to Flobikes, which will cover the road, MTB and BMX/trials events, but not the track cycling.

2023 UCI World Championships – viewing options for Australia

In Australia, the World Championships will be covered free-to-air on SBS Viceland and SBS On Demand. SBS will screen the para, road, track, BMX and MTB world championship events. There is also coverage on Fox Sports.

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Other channels

You will also find global coverage and highlights on the UCI channel on YouTube and Facebook.