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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


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 Indoor Cycling World Championships will take place at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow as part of the first ever multi-discipline Cycling World Championships, taking place throughout Scotland between 3 – 13 August. The Indoor Cycling World Championships will take place from Friday 11th August until Sunday 13th August, with three days of competition including both Artistic Cycling and Cycle-Ball. The Emirates Arena is joined to the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome and will be a hive of cycling activity over the duration of the World Championships.

These Championships, featuring 13 World Championships across 7 disciplines including Indoor will be the biggest showcase of two-wheeled action that the world has seen. It will be the first time that the Indoor Cycling World Championships have come to Scotland, with the Emirates Arena also being the venue for the Track & Para Track Cycling in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

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: Book hotels to stay in Glasgow city centre for any day of the Indoor Cycling World Championships in the Emirates Arena.

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

Choose your trip to the 2023 Indoor Cycling World Championships
6 - 12 August

Indoor Cycling is one of the most hotly anticipated cycling disciplines coming to Scotland this summer – featuring both Cycle-Ball and Artistic Cycling – it’s a side of the sport that will be new and enthralling for cycling fans. Cycle-Ball matches will be contested by teams of two riders, playing two halves of 7 minutes, with the aim to score more goals that the opposing team. The catch – you can only use your bike to ‘kick’ and control the ball. It’s mind-blowingly skilful and will wow the crowds with fast-faced drama and goals aplenty. Artistic Cycling is contested by Single, Pair or teams of 4, and is scored by the commissaire judges with the highest score the ultimate winner. Riding in perfect synchronicity, the fixed wheel bikes will be balanced on one wheel as riders hop from saddle to handlebars – wile performing seriously acrobatic manoeuvres and handstands. You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to watch this captivating event, never been seen before in this country, with multiple opportunities for riders to take home a rainbow jersey!

Available hotel packages for the 2023 UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships at the Emirates Arena

Book this package to get one, two or three hotel nights in Glasgow city centre.

Included with this package:

  • Hotel in Glasgow city centre from 10th August for 1 night
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • ABTA protected.

Also available at a supplement

  • Single occupancy supplement
  • Additional nights in Glasgow

Itinerary –1, 2 or 3 night hotel stay

Day To Day

Please make your own arrangements to arrive in Glasgow city centre and check into the hotel. Today in Glasgow Green the Trials Cycling World Championship Semi Finals will be taking place and are free to view for spectators.

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

DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central is located in the heart of Glasgow city centre – within walking distance of all the major attractions and transport links. You can catch a subway to the West end of Glasgow, or explore the city centre. It’s convenient location is ideal for the many cafes, restaurants and bars of Glasgow.

This modern hotel has free Wi-Fi throughout and there is a fitness centre and indoor pool which guests can access. Guests can enjoy dining in the restaurant, Brisket, serving breakfast and meals and classic Scottish dishes with a twist. There is also a Costa coffee located on site.

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 check out from the hotel and make your way from the hotel in the city centre to the event venue at the Emirates Arena. The Emirates Arena is in the east end of Glasgow, opposite Celtic Park. It is easy to access – with regular trains to Dalmarnock or Bridgeton, local taxis or walking and cycling from the city centre.

Today in the Arena, prepared to be amazed with the first round of Cycle-Ball matches in Group A & B. Teams of two will take to the pitch on fixed gear bikes, using their bikes to move the ball as they aim to progress out of the group stages. It’s an exciting day for the Artistic Cycling with qualifying for the Single Women and the Pair Open qualifying and finals, so there will be guaranteed medals on offer.

The competition starts at 9:30am and will go on until almost 10pm – you will be able to enjoy a full day of indoor cycling!

If you wish to add an additional night at your hotel, please contact us to discuss this.

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More About the 2023 Indoor Cycling World Championships at the Emirates Arena


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 Emirates Arena is located in the East end of Glasgow, linked to the Emirates Arena and opposite Celtic Park. A purpose-built facility for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, it provides a spectacle for a whole range of different sports, including athletics, basketball and netball. It is easy to access – with regular trains to Dalmarnock or Bridgeton, local taxis or walking and cycling from the city centre.


About the Event

The 2023 UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships will take place in Scotland for the first time, at the Emirates Arena – a multi-sport facility in the east end of Glasgow. This event will be a spectacle of Cycle-Ball and Artistic Cycling with three days of competition including qualifying and medal ceremonies each day.



Cycle-Ball is also know as ‘RadBall’ and is exactly as described – it’s football, on bikes! Matches of 7 minutes per half are played by teams of two and the aim is to score more goals than your opponents. Front and rear wheels of the cycles are used to strike the ball and the skill to hit the ball and volley it into the small goals using the bike is incredible. There is a referee who will be on hand to award free kicks and penalties.

Austria are the reigning World Champions in this event, having beaten Germany in the final in 2022 in Ghent.


Artistic Cycling

Artistic Cycling is a scored event – where competitors set a score based on the moves they will incorporate into their 5-minute performance and the commissaire judges then deduct marks from. In the team events it’s all about the quality of the moves, alongside the synchronisation between the riders. It’s hugely popular in Germany who dominate all categories and will be favourites to take the titles here in Glasgow. There are categories for Single, Pair and Quad.

The skills on show in Artistic Cycling are like no others seen across these Championships. The performers will balance on their fixed-wheel bicycles for the duration of the routine – spinning in circles, balancing on one wheel and performing aerial acrobatics including handstands and leaps from saddle to handlebars.

Six-time World Champion Lukas Kohl from Germany will be vying for his seventh title, while his country woman Jana Pfann is coming into this event as the reigning world champion. The German Pair of Caro Wurth & Sophie Wohrle matched the German ACT 4 team to also take Gold in Ghent at the 2022 World Championships.


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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