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Official fan and amateur participant travel and experiences provider of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow and across Scotland

Why Book This Trip?

The UCI World Championships are coming to Scotland in August 2023. Sportive Breaks are the official fan and amateur participant travel and experiences provider of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow and Scotland.

The 2023 UCI BMX Race World Championships will take place at the Glasgow BMX Centre in Knightswood, Glasgow as part of the first ever multi-discipline Cycling World Championships, taking place throughout Scotland between 3 – 13 August. The Elite BMX Race World Championships will take place on Saturday 12th August, with the Men’s and Women’s qualifying, followed by the Finals on Sunday 13th August.

These Championships, featuring 13 World Championships across 7 disciplines including BMX Racing will be the biggest showcase of two-wheeled action that the world has seen. It will be the first time that the BMX Race World Championships have come to Scotland, following on from the huge success of the 2018 European Championships and 2022 World Cup at the same venue.

The World Championships are the one-off, single chance to win World Champion medals and coveted rainbow jerseys, with all riders representing their countries.

Choice of packages: You can chose either VIP Hospitality tickets, or standard tickets – both options include a hotel in Glasgow.

Book with the official travel partner: Official tickets and the best access with Sportive Breaks.

Choose your trip to the 2023 BMX Racing World Championships on 12-13 August

The Glasgow BMX Centre is a hugely technical track with massive jumps and berms, specifically built for the 2018 European Championships. The track is 400m long and only 5m wide – riders will line up 8 abreast on the 8m high start gate before it drops and they are off at crazy speeds! The first two straights feature huge jumps, massive doubles and triples that will see the riders soaring through the air shoulder to shoulder. Rounding out the berms, the first rider into the first corner – also known as a berm – will take the holeshot and go into pole position for the second straight. By the third and fourth straights the jumps become smaller and riders will be using their exhausted bodies to ‘pump’ through the rollers and carry as much speed as they can as they lunge to the finish line. On the first day of competition, all riders will take part in three qualifying heats called ‘motos’. From these, the fastest riders will progress into Semi-Finals and eventually the main Finals – the fastest 8 riders all battling for the highly prized rainbow jersey. You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to watch this thrilling event - Expect thrills, and spills, in these hugely fast and competitive races!

Available packages for the 2023 UCI BMX Racing World Championships at the Glasgow BMX Centre

Book this package to stay in Glasgow city centre to watch the Elite BMX Racing finals on Sunday 13th August, a standard ticket is included in the price or you can upgrade to VIP Hospitality. 


Included with this package:

  • Hotel in Glasgow city centre for 2 nights
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Standard seated ticket for the Elite BMX Race World Championship Finals on Sunday 13th August, with option to upgrade to VIP Hospitality
    • Please refer to the itinerary to read more about what’s included with standard tickets and hospitality.
  • ABTA protected.

Also available at a supplement

  • Single occupancy supplement

Itinerary – Package 1 – 2 nights in Glasgow with ticket for the BMX Race Finals on Sunday 13th August

Day To Day

Please make your own arrangements to arrive in Glasgow city centre and check into the hotel. Today the Men’s U23 Road Race will arrive into Glasgow City Centre for their spectacular finish – it’s free to view on the streets of the city so you can get out and enjoy the road cycling action. Alternatively, you could head down to Glasgow Green to spectate at the riveting UCI Trials World Championships which are free to view.

You will have the evening free to eat out in one of Glasgow’s many restaurants or soak up the atmosphere of the city in a lively bar.

Our hotel

You will have a choice of two hotels for your stay in Glasgow.


Ibis Styles Glasgow Central

Ibis Styles Glasgow Central is a modern and vibrant hotel in the heart of Glasgow City Centre, just a short walk from the train and bus stations. Located close to all the shops, restaurants and bars you will be spoiled for choice of places to go, and with an on-site Tinderbox coffee shop you can enjoy excellent hot drinks without leaving the comfort of the hotel. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and car parking.

There is a restaurant which serves breakfast and evening meals, and a bar in the hotel.


Ibis Styles Glasgow George Square

Ibis Styles Glasgow Centre George Square is centrally located in Glasgow, just off George Square – a few minutes walk from Central and Queen Street train stations and Buchanan St bus station. This is a modern hotel, with nods to Glasgow’s history featuring Rennie Mackintosh’s famous Glasgow Rose. There is Wi-Fi throughout and parking close to the property.

There is a bright and colourful onsite restaurant and lounge offering a relaxing space to enjoy a meal or a drink. The hotel offers a wide variety of breakfast options.


Please refer to the hotel details page of the hotel to find out more about what’s included with your stay.

This morning after breakfast you should make your way from the hotel in the city centre to the event venue at the Glasgow BMX Centre, Knightswood. You can either take the train from Glasgow Central a couple of stops west to Scotstounhill, or from Glasgow Queen Street to Anniesland. From these stations it’s just a 15 minute walk to the BMX Centre. Alternatively you can use a local bus or taxi service.


The exciting day of racing is the Men & Women’s Finals with the best riders in the world all vying for the World Championship title showcasing their top speeds around the track. You will have a prime viewing location to watch the riders racing around the track and taking on the jumps and berms.

You will have the evening free to eat out in one of Glasgow’s many restaurants or soak up the atmosphere of the city in a lively bar.


Included with Standard ticket at the Glasgow BMX Centre

  • Dedicated seat in the grandstand
  • Access to catering units to purchase food and beverages
  • Access to toilet facilities


Included with Hospitality at the Glasgow BMX Centre

  • Lounge Space – Dedicated space with TV feed and easy access to event. Casual lounge seating and standing arrangement.
  • Dedicated spectator area for hospitality guests
  • Food – Cold food served at agreed times.
  • Beverages – Non-alcoholic beverages at agreed times. Tea, coffee, and water available throughout
  • Toilets for exclusive use of Hospitality Clients

After breakfast, please check out of the hotel and make your own arrangements for onwards travel. 

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More About the 2023 UCI BMX Race World Championships at Glasgow BMX Centre


Glasgow is easily accessible by rail or road links – with Glasgow Central the main train station for arrivals from the south and Glasgow Queen Street from the north. There are excellent motorway connections to the city. You can also arrive into Glasgow International Airport and make use of the regular airport shuttle bus service which will take you right into the city centre.

The Glasgow BMX Centre is located to the west of the city centre, in Knightswood, close to train stations and bus links. It’s a dedicated BMX racing facility,  with a large purpose built start ramp, jumps and berms.

If you are planning on driving and parking in Glasgow, please be aware of the Low Emission Zone within the city centre, which will be in place from 1st June.


About the Event

The 2023 UCI BMX Race World Championships will take place in Scotland for the first time. In 2018 the European Championships took place at the newly-built Glasgow BMX Centre where it was a British 1-2 in the Men’s race with Kyle Evans and Kye Whyte making the most of a partisan home crowd. In 2022 the UCI BMX Racing World Cup took place at the same venue, which is now world-renowned for it’s huge and technical jumps and features. BMX Race has grown in popularity amongst sports fans since being added to the Olympic programme in Beijing in 2008.

Riders will firstly take part in three heats – called motos – which will act as a knock out from which the fastest riders will progress into a series of finals. 8 riders take on the track each race, lining up shoulder to shoulder on the start gate. With four straights and three berms, and plenty of massive jumps to negotiate before they reach the finish line, BMX Racing is a true test of skills, experience and physicality.

British interests in BMX Race are high – reigning Olympic Champion Bethany Shriever will be representing Great Britain, joined by Olympic silver medallist Kye Whyte. There is huge British depth of talent and the Brits can always be sure to raise their game at major events so expect the crowd to go crazy in support.

Taking place in Nantes in 2022, the current female World Champion is Felicia Stancil from the USA, a Nation who alongside the Netherlands have a stacked depth of talent in BMX Freestyle Park, while the men’s Champion is the Swiss rider Simon Marquart, both of whom will be fired up to defend their rainbow jerseys in Glasgow. Britain’s Kye Whyte was runner up in Nantes last year – can he go one better in Glasgow in 2023?


Important information

This event takes place outdoors, so you should be prepared for all weather seasons that Scotland is so famous for. It is worth packing a small rainproof jacket, as well as sunscreen and sunglasses. Hospitality tickets will include access to a covered area, however standard tickets will be in the main stands and you should make sure you have everything you need for a day outdoors.


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2023 UCI Cycling World Championships
3 - 13 August

In the first event of its kind - never seen nor cycled before - the world’s greatest riders will come together in Glasgow and across Scotland in August 2023 to compete at the highest level over thirteen world championships. Across various venues in Scotland we will celebrate cycling and cycling culture for the first time with this many cycling disciplines on show in the same location. Don't miss out and be part of this once in a lifetime event with Sportive Breaks