UCI World Cycling Championships Glasgow road closures 2023: 46 major Glasgow city centre, west end and east end roads to shut across ten days

Roads will be closed in Glasgow for seven days across the 10 day UCI Cycling World Championship period from August 3 to August 13

The UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow are beginning tomorrow (August 3) - so don’t get caught out with all the road closures and disruption over the next 10 days, plan ahead and enjoy the festival!

While there will be plenty for the general public to spectate surrounding these events, the presence of the UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow will greatly affect locals and tourists alike if they don’t plan their journey beforhand.

Onlookers will be able to watch all the high-octane action unfold for free, but traffic restrictions will be in place meaning a host of key roads and transport routes will be closed across Glasgow on the days the races are scheduled to be held and while the course is being set up.

When will roads in Glasgow shut for UCI Cycling World Championships 2023?

Roads will close on Friday, August 4 - but Glaswegians will begin to see barricades and other installations begin to appear before the festival officially begins on Thursday August 3.

When will roads reopen during UCI in Glasgow this week?

The UCI Cycling World Championships will shut the roads for a total of seven days across a ten day period (August 3 -August 13)- meaning the roads closed by UCI will reopen to traffic on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday next week - before returning to usual on Monday, August 14.

How long will roads be shut in Glasgow for the UCI Cycling World Championships 2023?

Road closures on the Road Race City Centre Circuit will be in place from 00.01am on Friday, August 4 - until 23.59pm on Tuesday, August 8.

The roads will reopen from Wednesday through to Friday, but will close again from 00.01am on Saturday, August 12 - until 23.59pm on Sunday, August 13.

Road closures in the Mixed Team Time Trial Race Route will be in place from 00.01am on Friday, August 4 until 23.59pm on Tuesday, August 8.

What days are the roads in Glasgow shut during UCI?

  • Friday August 4
  • Saturday August 5
  • Sunday August 6
  • Monday August 7
  • Tuesday August 8
  • Saturday August 12
  • Sunday August 13

Will buses still be running in Glasgow this week during the UCI Cycling World Championships 2023?

First Bus will be running with diverted routes throughout Glasgow - but expect longer journeys. Passengers are encouraged to check the app or website to check route changes, allow extra time, and plan ahead.

The event’s road race events will have an impact on travel and transport around Glasgow’s city centre and the west end, in particular, on the days before and during competition.

Closures and restrictions are needed to build the cycling road race courses and facilitate the safe delivery of the event for participants, spectators and businesses.

Glasgow CIty Council have encouraged the use of rail and subway networks for businesses, residents, and visitors to the city.

How long will parking restrictions be in place in Glasgow during the UCI Cycling World Championships 2023?

Parking restrictions begin along all routes on Monday, July 31, and are lifted two weeks later on Monday, August 14.

How busy will Glasgow be and how many people will be in attendence at the UCI Cycling World Championships 2023 in Glasgow?

On road race days, the city is planning for attendances of up to 45,000 along the routes and up to 5,000 people visiting the official fan zone in George Square. Venues will also be buzzing with activity as competition takes place across the city every day of the championships.

As a result, Glasgow will be busier than usual in the lead up to and during the event, with business, residents and commuters being reminded to plan ahead and familiarise themselves with the ways in which their usual journeys around the city may be impacted.

Which roads in Glasgow will shut during the UCI Cycling World Championships 2023?

46 major city centre, west end, and east end routes are set to close across seven days during the UCI Cycling World Championships 2023 in Glasgow.

Key routes to close include:

  • Great Western Road
  • University Avenue
  • Bath Street
  • Buchanan Street
  • Ingram Street
  • Sauchiehall Street
  • Cathedral Street
  • Argyle Street
  • St Vincent Street

Check all the major routes in Glasgow to be closed across the city centre, east, and west end of the city below.

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