The Stirling area will stage the Individual Time Trials from Wednesday 9 August to Friday 11 August for all categories - Men Elite, Women Elite, U23 Men and Men and Women Juniors.
Covering up to 48km of roads, the Individual Time Trials will see riders set off from the King and Queen’s Knot in the shadow of Stirling Castle, before heading out west into the countryside and looping back into Stirling’s historic city centre, with a sprint finish through the city to the finish on the Castle esplanade.
To ensure the Individual Time Trials can take place safely, certain roads will be closed for extended periods. Further details on road closures and diversions will be available at the drop-in information sessions and within letters being issued to impacted residents and businesses. Relevant community councils and community groups have also been contacted.
Stirling Council Leader, Cllr Chris Kane said: “We are less than a month away from the biggest sporting event in Stirling’s history and we are asking residents and businesses to start planning ahead for the Time Trials.
“We have been working closely with the event organisers and key partners to minimise disruption to communities along the race routes. However, with an event of this size and scope there will inevitably be some impact on our road network and communities and businesses.
“This second round of drop-in information sessions will be an opportunity to find out more about road closures arrangements for community access, diversions and Council services during the event, and for people to ask about any specific requirements.
“There will also be an opportunity for residents and business to learn how to get involved in this major event which will be watched by a huge global audience.
“I would also urge residents to read the letters carefully they will be receiving shortly and to get in touch with us if they have any questions via the online web form or contact number within the letter.”
- Tuesday 18 July – Gargunnock Community Centre (4pm – 9pm)
- Wednesday 19 July – Kippen Reading Rooms (2pm – 7pm)
- Thursday 20 July – Cowane Centre Stirling (2pm – 7pm)
- Tuesday 25 July – Thornhill Community Hall (2pm – 7pm)
- Wednesday 26 July – Stirling’s Albert Halls (2pm – 7pm)
- Thursday 27 July – Cambusbarron Community Centre (2pm – 7pm).
Background and key links:
The 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships will be the single biggest cycling event in history, involving more than 8000 athletes from 120 countries, with the 13 existing UCI Cycling World Championships brought together into one mega event for the first time.
The anticipated one billion global TV audience will place the event in the top-10 most watched sporting events in the world, rivalling the Olympics and Commonwealth Games and placing Scotland and Stirling on the world stage as a destination for elite cycling and cycle tourism.
Three of the Road Races at the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships will also pass through the Stirling area – Men Elite (Sunday 6 August), U23 Men (Saturday 12 August) and Elite Women (Sunday 13 August). These races will require short-term rolling road closures and affected residents and businesses have been receiving direct communications from event partners.
Free summer holiday workshops have also been arranged for Stirling’s pupils to create banners and flags for the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships’ events in the area. Details can be found here.
The 'Get Ready' section of www.cyclingworldchamps.com will act as a practical hub for local residents and businesses, while a new Business Guide has also been added for organisations across Scotland prepare for and welcome the Champs.