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.
As part of our preparations for the event, we've provided the list of roads that form the route through Falkirk and further information below to help residents and businesses know how to prepare and what to expect on the day.
Community Engagement Sessions
Come along to one of the drop-in sessions to find out more about what's happening in the area.
- Thursday 6 July, 9am -11.30am, Dawson Community Centre
- Thursday 6 July, 12 - 2.30pm, Broompark Community Hall, Denny
- Monday 10 July, 12 - 2.30pm, The Dorrator Room, Camelon Education Centre
The UCI Men’s Elite Road Race will begin in Edinburgh and enter Falkirk at approximately 10:30am at the A905 and travel the following route through Falkirk:
- Start – A905
- A88 Bellsdyke Road
- Kincardine Road, Carronshore
- B902 Carron Road
- Grahams Road, Falkirk
- A803 Falkirk Town Centre
- A803 Camelon Road, Falkirk
- A803 Main Street, Camelon
- A803 Glasgow Road, Camelon
- A803 Falkirk Road (Road to Bonnybridge)
- High Street, Bonnybridge
- By-pass onto A872
- A872 Denny Road, Dennyloanhead
- A872 Glasgow Road, Denny
- A883 Denny X, Stirling Street, Denny
- A872 Nethermains Road, Denny
- B818 through Stoneywood, Fankerton and Carronbridge
- End – B818 Council Boundary
The race will travel through Falkirk for an estimated 36 minutes and leave the area at approximately 11:20am
An interactive map of the route is available here.
Rolling road closures
Rolling road closures are short-term, moveable road closures designed to cause as little disruption as possible during major events.
For the UCI Men’s Elite Road Race, police motorcycles will be ahead of the riders stopping any traffic from entering the route to allow the race to pass.
Once through, the road will reopen.
Information for residents
I live on the route so where should I park my car?
Residents will be asked to park away from the route for the short duration of the event. Please use a recognised car park or a safe location in compliance with the Highway Code.
The route is marked with yellow advanced warning signs in the run-up to the race. Please don’t park on the route on the day: if necessary, vehicles may have to be removed.
Information for visitors
Can I come to Falkirk to watch the race?
Spectators are welcome to attend the event, but please arrive early.
There are no designated viewing points, and no vehicles can be parked on the route as this will be a tow-away zone.
How can I travel to Falkirk to watch the race?
Spectators should use public transport where possible or use the network of pedestrian footways and cycleways in the area.
Where can I park if I come to watch the race?
Spectators attending the event will be unable to park along the route of the race.
Visitors are encouraged to use recognised car parks. There are Falkirk Council car parks you can use as well.
Information for Business
How can local businesses benefit from the race?
The event is expected to draw large crowds of spectators to multiple areas along the route.
As the event will take place on a Sunday, local businesses may wish to adjust their usual opening hours to ensure they can accommodate spectators and attract trade from visitors on the day.
Businesses may also wish to promote the event to engage spectators. Digital toolkits have been developed to help businesses maximise the opportunity through a range of ready-to-use content.
More information can be found on UCI’s Business Marketing Toolkit, as well as VisitScotland’s Tourism Industry Guide for more on cycling tourism opportunities.
Share on social media - do you have a special offer, event or just want to share how cycling-friendly your business is? Make sure to use the following hashtags in your social media posts: #PowerOfTheBike #CycleFalkirk #VisitFalkirk
For more information on the event and competition schedule, please visit the Cycling World Championships website.