Elite bike race to make tracks through the Borders!

The Cycling World Championships are being held in Scotland from 3 to 13 August. With over 8,000 cyclists and more than 1 million spectators expected, the Championships will shine a spotlight on Scotland. Events at venues will be held in Glasgow, Glentress Forest and Nevis Range. Events on the road network will be held in Glasgow, Perthshire, Dundee, Stirling, Dumfries, between Balloch and Glasgow and between Edinburgh and Glasgow. 

Hosting an event of this scale will have an impact on the day to day running of the transport network. Our road and public transport network will be much busier than normal and there will also be some road closures associated with the event which might affect your business.

Get Prepared

As the region gets ready for the Championships, now is the perfect time to start planning so that your business, your staff, your customers and your visitors are ready too. Different locations will be affected on different days, at different times and with different impacts. 

Whats happening in Glentress Forest?

Within the Scottish Borders, Glentress Forest is hosting the Cross Country Mountain Biking on Sunday 6th August and between Tuesday 8th and Saturday 12th August. Peebles, Innerleithen and surrounding areas will be affected as a result.

How will the transport network be impacted?

Road: Significant increased traffic on A72 between Peebles and Innerleithen and on connecting roads such as A703 and A707 and around Park and Ride sites at Chapel Hill Farm, Hay Lodge Park and Innerleithen. Parking restrictions will also be in place.Road (Sunday 6th August): The Cross Country Marathon being held on Sunday 6th August includes a small number of on road segments which will see short road closures. Routes affected include the B7062 and B709 around Traquair House, B709 Granites Road (North of Innerleithen), Caberston Road, Walkerburn and D83/1 and D83/2 back roads from Walkerburn to Ashiestiel Bus: Potential increased journey time on services using the A72

Travel Advice
If travelling in the Peebles, Innerleithen and surrounding area, plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey. If travelling locally, walking or cycling may be your best options. Park and rides sites will be in place for spectators at Chapel Hill Farm, Hay Lodge Park and Innerleithen. Roads around these sites will be busier than usual. Avoid driving in the local area if you can.The A72 between Peebles and Innerleithen will be extremely busy particularly at the start and end of events. Consider rethinking your travel if you can. 

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