Double Birmingham 2022 and Tokyo 2020 sprint medallist Jack Carlin was part of the team that today launched the drive to encourage Scotland’s army of volunteers to support the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow and Scotland.
Carlin was joined in Glasgow’s city centre by tennis coach, Judy Murray and STV weather presenter, Sean Batty, who teamed up to encourage the nation to sign up to volunteer at next August’s event, which is set to be the biggest cycling event ever.
Sean is an avid cyclist, who has experienced first-hand many of the breath-taking routes across the country that will feature within the competition programme, whilst Judy attributes rekindling her love of cycling, after years on the tennis circuit, to improving her mental and physical health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sean and Judy, who were joined at the event by Carlin, our former CEO and now 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships Director of Strategy and Policy Impacts, Craig Burn, and Bailie Christie, Chair of Glasgow Life. Speaking to media all of them called on volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to come forward, share the experience of the event and play their part in creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere, when another world-class sporting event comes to Scotland.
On this unique opportunity, Jack said:
“I was fortunate enough to see first-hand just how important volunteers are to making global events a success at Birmingham 2022 recently. These events are made so much more special by the support of volunteers and I’d encourage everyone to apply and help power the bike and make the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships an event to remember.”
The 2023 UCI Cycling Worlds, is looking for more than 4000 volunteers to support the event, taking place in Glasgow and across Scotland in just under a year’s time.
With its extensive experience in this area over recent years, Glasgow Life is taking on the role of delivery partner for the volunteer programme.
This new event is unmatched in size and scale, and with an anticipated global TV audience of 1 billion, will place the UCI Cycling World Championships in the top-10 most watched sporting events in the world, rivalling the Olympic and Commonwealth Games and placing Scotland on the world stage as a destination for elite cycling and cycle tourism, and we want your support to make it happen.
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The 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships will bring together 13 existing UCI World Championships together for the first time to create a mega event while delivering key policy ambitions and acting as a catalyst for transformational change. Athletes from all over the world will gather to compete for over 190 rainbow jerseys from 3-13 August 2023.