Sunday 13 August ( 0:00 - 23:55 )

Loch Lomond , Balloch

Time to be confirmed

West Dunbartonshire Council is proud to host two race starts as part of the inaugural 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.

Between 3-13 August 2023, the single biggest cycling event in history is coming to Scotland, bringing together 13 existing UCI World Championship disciplines into one mega event.

Competitors will gather in Balloch for the starting line:

  • 12 August - Men’s Under 23 Road Race
  • 13 August - Women’s Elite (incl. U23 women) Road Race

The event will put West Dunbartonshire on a world stage, with an expected 1 million people tuning in worldwide to watch the competition.

Some of the event – including races beginning in Balloch – is free to attend for spectators, giving locals the opportunity to be involved and enjoy watching world class athletes compete in the first-of-its-kind championships.

For more information on the event and competition schedule, please visit the Cycling World Championships website. You may also want to sign to their mailing list to get the inside track on what’s going on.

Tickets are now on sale for selected events, whilst others are free to attend. Secure your ticket to the biggest cycling event in history now at

More details are available on our UCI World Cycling Championships pages