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Article published 24/03/2023

2023 UCI Cycling World Championships - Gran Fondo coming to Perthshire, Dundee and Angus

Organisers of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships today (24 March) have announced the Scottish regions which will host Gran Fondo road race and time trial, taking place from 3 to 13 August 2023. 

Perth and Kinross have been confirmed to host the Gran Fondo road race on Friday 4 August, while Dundee and Angus host the time trial on Sunday 7 August. This event is one of 13 UCI World Championships to take place in Glasgow, and across Scotland, this summer.

Gran Fondo (which translates as “Big Race”) is a long-distance, mass participation event that celebrates competitive cycling. The top 25 percent of riders from 27 qualifying events held around the world being invited to compete in Scotland as part of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.

This event alone is expected to attract thousands of participants from more than 50 nations, providing significant economic impact for the host regions with many participants, and their friends and families, expected to stay in the area for several days.

In both the road race and the time trial, riders of varying ages and abilities will take on beautiful but challenging courses and pass through some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery.

They will journey across Perthshire, Dundee and Angus, encompassing historic cities, towns and villages as well as unrivalled coastal and countryside.

From a sporting perspective, it's a fantastic opportunity for riders to compete with the best in their age group globally, with the very best eying up a spot on the podium.

Organisers have appointed the experienced sports events company Golazo Cycling as the event delivery partner for this event to manage the event detail and plans. 

Further information on the specific routes will be announced at a later date.

We're excited to welcome Gran Fondo participants and their families to experience the wonderful scenery, landscapes and of course, fantastic Scottish hospitality across Perthshire, Dundee and Angus. They'll be cycling through absolutely stunning spots which will showcase the region to the world. Events of this nature generate significant economic and social engagement impact and we’re delighted to be working with our partners at Golazo, Perth & Kinross, Dundee City and Angus Councils to deliver a unique and memorable event for participants, local businesses and residents.

Trudy Lindblade, CEO of the 2023 UCI Cycling Word Championships

To find out more about the Gran Fondo and read the full press release visit the UCI Cycling World Championships website.

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