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Article published 03/02/2023

Scotland lights up in rainbow colours

Organisers of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships marked six months to go until the event by lighting up landmarks across the country. The 13 world championships are set to take place in Glasgow and across Scotland this August.

Illuminating the landmarks in the colours of the UCI rainbow stripes reflects both the range of venues and locations where the events will take place and how Scotland will welcome the world, with the five colours signifying the five continents.

The team chose landmarks in the regions that are venues for the Championships. The landmarks lit up for the six month to go celebration include:

  • Riverside Museum, Glasgow

  • Edinburgh Castle

  • Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Stirling Castle

  • Glenfinnan Viaduct, Fort William

  • Balloch, Loch Lomond

  • Traquair House, Tweed Valley

These regions will see thousands of amateur and elite cycling athletes from over 120 countries competing across the 13 UCI World Championships. It's the first time these events are taking place as one mega-event, making it the largest event in cycling history. 

To register for tickets or find out more information about the event, visit the UCI Cycling World Championships website.

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