A free events programme is to be launched alongside the UCI World Cycling Championships in Glasgow later this year.  

Go Live!, is said to be an 'accessible, inclusive and fun' programme of activity that will promote cycling and well-being throughout the city.

The programme will showcase ways to get involved in cycling in the community and provide tangible links for Scotland’s communities, which has been described as the 'first of its kind in history'.

It also aims to promote healthy and active lifestyles and seeks to encourage local groups to deliver projects in their areas.

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The programme, which will coincide with the UCI Cycling World Championships between August 6 and August 12, will take place across multiple locations in the city over an 11-day period from August 3 until August 13.

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The programme will include, street arts entertainment and road racing in the West End and Glasgow city centre, family fun days at Tollcross International Swimming Centre and Cathkin Braes, as well as an area in Glasgow Green which will include family-orientated activities and a selection of sports for attendees to try out. 

The Glasgow Science Centre will also host a celebration of cycling, science, and music with a Free Wheelin' Fiesta event, and an appearance from Scottish music legends The Bluebells and BMX Bandits. 

For the full schedule, click HERE

David Lappartient, UCI president said: "The 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships will not only be a competitive event, but a celebration of our sport both in Glasgow and throughout Scotland. Everyone is invited to be part of this celebration, which will be enhanced by The Go Live! programme.

"This wonderful initiative combining sport, culture and entertainment, will create fantastic opportunities for all members of the population to enjoy the biggest cycling event in history."

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Paul Bush, OBE, chair of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships added: "Go Live! is an excellent way for communities to get involved and experience the power of the bike up and down the length and breadth of Scotland.

"These inclusive and innovative programmes are looking to have something for everyone, and people can have a great day or evening out. During the event, showcase Scotland’s talent and strengthen connections – both at home and internationally.

"With this combined offer of elite sport and a vibrant cultural programme the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships will help further promote Scotland as the perfect stage for major events, enhancing its reputation for inclusiveness, cultural vibrancy, and creative thinking."

For more on where to find the UCI Cycling World Championships Go Live! Fan Areas, click HERE