“Where the rubber meets the road”: Dumfries and Galloway Host 2023 Para-cycling Championship

2023 Cycling World Championship is one of the biggest in history – not only by count of competitors but in financial sense, too.

National bodies such as Scottish Government, UK Sport and Glasgow City Council have sponsored the event, estimating economic boost of £67 million.

This event takes place from 3-13 August and will feature across 7 disciplines in Glasgow and across Scotland.

What makes this championship remarkable is that Para-cycling has been fully integrated for the first time, according to BBC.

Daily broadcast of the championship is available on BBC TV and iPlayer. Full list of programmes and coverage times can be found on the official website via the link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/66316000

This year, Dumfries and Galloway will host the world’s best Para-cyclists. Their competition starts on 9 August and ends on 12 August, with teams then travelling to Glasgow for the Team Relay.

Para-cycling road routes in Dumfries is published on Traffic Scotland website along with a warning of heavier traffic during this time. They also provide travelling tips such as allowing extra time for journeys and scheduling your trip around the busiest times.

Dumfries and Galloway Council Website also warns citizens about temporary road closures as well as different operation of street access. While traffic services work together to minimise the impact, the website anticipates that “This won’t be normal week in Dumfries.”

The council lists walking, wheeling and riding a bike around the town as a good option. Buses will be operating but road closures at start, finish and stopping locations will affect the schedule.

Accessible Facilities in Dumfries provide a big choice of attractions, tourism, changing places and wheelchair accessible taxis.

In the light of increased activity in Dumfries, the authorities advise citizens to be aware this area from Friday 4 August.