08 Feb 2018
Glasgow 2018 has announced the routes for the 2018 European Cycling Road Championships, where Europe’s elite road cyclists will race through the streets of Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire and Stirling this August.
The European Cycling Road Championships, which features men and women’s elite road and time trial events, will see more than 300 of Europe’s best cyclists compete in Scotland, giving sports fans a historic opportunity to see the best riders on the continent race past their doorsteps this summer - for free.
An exciting time trial route will set off from Glasgow’s iconic Riverside Museum before heading up through north Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire and – in the men’s race – Stirling, before an exciting finishing straight on Glasgow Green in front of roaring city crowds.
Men’s and women’s road race routes will see athletes complete a series of laps through the heart of Glasgow and past some of the city’s most famous landmarks. Residents, businesses and communities with these historic road events on their doorsteps will have a number of ways to get information they need in order to be aware of the temporary local arrangements through the staging of these prestigious events, including information drop-in sessions and through www.getreadyglasgow.com.
Glasgow 2018 is working in partnership with all three local authorities to minimise disruption so residents and local communities can enjoy the celebrations and excitement.
Councillor David McDonald, Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “The cycling events at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships will be a real highlight of the summer with stars from across the continent competing. The great road races of France, Spain and Italy all showcase their cities and countryside to massive audiences, and I am sure these events will do the same for Glasgow and our neighbours. Scotland has a great cycling tradition, and I look forward to these races and time trials being hugely popular.”
The European Cycling Road Championships is one of four cycling disciplines taking place as part of the multi-sport Glasgow 2018 European Championships, alongside the European Championships for BMX, MTB and Track
Other sports taking place across Glasgow and Scotland during the Championships include the existing European Championships for Aquatics, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon along with a brand new European Golf Team Championships at Gleneagles. Athletics will take place in Berlin, completing the 2018 European Championships sport roster.
The Championships will run from 2-12 August 2018 with road race events on Sunday 5 August (Women’s Road Race), Wednesday 8 August (Men and Women’s Time Trial) and Sunday 12 August (Men’s Road Race).