The UCI Cycling World Championships 2023 are coming to Glasgow in August! We’re incredibly excited to welcome the sporting event to our city and are delighted to offer a range of self-catering accommodation. Red Deer Village Holiday Park is situated in Stepps, just 5 miles from Glasgow city centre. Take a look below to find out more about the event, and the accommodation we have on offer.
UCI Cycling World Championships 2023
Glasgow in Scotland is due to host one of the biggest cycling events in the world. 13 UCI World Championships take place over the course of 11 days: 3-13 August 2023. The world’s most elite cyclists will be taking part, with over 120 countries participating. The events include BMX (Racing, Freestyle Park and Flatland), Gran Fondo, Indoor, Mountain Bike (Downhill, Cross Country and Marathon), Para-cycling (Road and Track), Road, Track and Trials. Scotland’s own Sir Chris Hoy has been named as the official ambassador of the championships!
The UCI (Union Cyclist Internationale) is the world governing body of cycling, recognised by the International Olympic Committee. They have held many events since their founding in 1900, but the UCI Cycling World Championships 2023 will be a first. The event is to be repeated every 4 years going forward, in the year before the Summer Olympic Games.
Most of the events are due to take place in Glasgow. These are in areas such as Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow BMX Centre, Emirates Arena and the the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. However, some of the road and cross country events how take place further afield, such as Glentress Forest in the Scottish Borders, Nevis Range Mountain Resort in Fort William or a road racing starting in Edinburg and finishing in Glasgow’s George Square.
Power of the Bike
The UCI Cycling World Championships 2023 have an aim to inspire individuals and local communities to ride bikes. By encouraging active transport and showing the importance of cycling, the event would like to achieve world-changing goals, such as improved air quality, less congestion and more kids cycling to schools or adults cycling to work. Red Deer Village Holiday Park already offer a discount to active travellers, who can show that they cycled to the park to conserve energy. So we fully endorse the programme!
Accommodation at Red Deer Village Holiday Park
With many of the events only 20 minutes from the park, Red Deer Village is ideally situated to enjoy the UCI Cycling World Championships 2023. Our range of self-catering accommodation includes chalets, holiday homes or static caravans. All of our homes are fully equipped with everything you could need, the only item we don’t supply is towels. Alternatively, we have touring caravan, motorhome and tent pitches available, if you’re wishing to bring your own accommodation with you! Our online booking is now open, so please don’t hesitate to contact us!
How to Get to the Events
Red Deer Village Holiday Park is on the outskirts of Glasgow with excellent public transport links. A local bus stop and train station are both within 15 minute walks, with regular trips into the city. The train takes approximately 20 minutes, whilst the bus take slightly longer. You can also use Stepps local taxi service, which costs around £10-£15 into Glasgow. Or, book an Uber directly from your mobile, where you can track how long your ride will be. If public transport is not your thing, we are situated only a 20 minute drive from most of the events. However, we would urge if you are taking this option to leave in plenty of time in case of traffic, and research parking before you arrive at your chosen event.
We hope to see many new faces at our park over the course of the UCI Cycling World Championships 2023. We’re very excited to see the event unfold! If you would like to know more or to book, please do not hesitate to contact us and we can help with any questions you may have.