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Falkirk will play a significant part in the UCI Men’s Elite Road race as it passes through the area on Sunday 6 August 2023.

The race, part of the UCI World Cycling Championships, will bring top cyclists from around the world to Falkirk, showcasing the area’s iconic landmarks along the way!

The 227km Men Elite Road Race sets off from Edinburgh before heading north across the Firth of Forth via the Queensferry Crossing then heading west through Fife towards Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling passing near world renowned landmarks including the Kelpies, the Falkirk Wheel, Carron Valley and the Crow Road, before turning towards Glasgow for a finish alongside George Square.

Map of the UCI cycle race route through Falkirk

Pictured: The UCI event route through the Falkirk area

In Falkirk, cyclists will travel a 52km route through towns and villages and Falkirk Town Centre entering the area at approx 10.30am and lasting around 36 minutes.

Councillor Paul Garner, spokesperson for Economic Development said: “The UCI Cycling World Championships is the biggest cycling event ever to be organised with the world’s greatest riders descending on Scotland during August.

“We are excited to play our part in this significant, international sporting event when the Men’s Elite Road Race travels through our towns and villages in August.

“The event will be televised worldwide and we have an almost unique opportunity to promote our area and our landmarks to a global audience, showcasing Falkirk – and our visitor attractions to millions of viewers across the world.

“Not only will there be visitors on the day, but we’re looking to create a legacy, both in terms of cycling and green transport as well as promoting the area as a tourist destination putting Falkirk on the tourist map of places to visit and stay.”

The elite cycling race through Falkirk promises to be an unforgettable event, attracting cycling and sport enthusiasts and tourists.

The cycle peloton, with support vehicles will be moved through the route with a series of rolling road closures, facilitated by Police Scotland motorcyclists and a private transport management company.