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Article published 22/06/2023

Scotland is hosting the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships from 3 -13 August 2023, with 13 world championships taking place across the country.

Perthshire has been chosen to host the Gran Fondo event which forms part of the championships on 4 August 2023. 

The Gran Fondo is a closed road event which means that there will be a series of road closures along the route during the day in order to facilitate the event safely.

The event organisers have been contacting residents, communities and businesses across the area and will be holding a series of community engagement surgeries as part of the process.

In addition, the event organisers are holding two online webinars for businesses to provide an overview and information on the Gran Fondo and details of who to contact with specific questions and any concerns.

Three people cycling over a bridge during the day

Bridge of Ross, Perthshire. Image credit: VisitScotland / Luigi Di Pasquale

Industry webinars | 26 and 27 June

The first industry webinar about the Gran Fondo takes place from 6pm - 7pm on 26 June 2023 with another one taking place from 11am - 12 noon on 27 June 2023.

These webinars, open to businesses across Perthshire will be hosted on Microsoft Teams.

Details of both both these webinars can be found on the Perthshire business Facebook group. This group brings together tourism businesses and partners from across Perthshire to connect, inspire and make the most of relevant opportunities both, for your business and your area. 

Join the Facebook group

Are you ready to welcome cyclists?

We've created a cycling tourism industry guide to help tourism businesses make the most of the cycling tourism market, and ahead of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships in August this year.

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