Race The Worlds finals ready for lift off

Race The Worlds finals ready for lift off


After months of anticipation, Scotland’s best young riders will embark on the chance of a lifetime, racing at World Championship venues during the elite event.

Having partnered with the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships as Official Legacy and Activation Partner, Scottish Cycling have worked with the organisers to run a number of youth races as part of the World Championships in Glasgow and across Scotland.

After a series of regional qualifiers all over Scotland, the top U12, U14 and U16 riders, male and female, booked their spots at the finals where they’ll compete for a special Ride The Worlds jersey. Check out this cool behind the scenes video Santini shared with us of it being made!

The Race The Worlds finals will be contested in four disciplines:

Mini Downhill

The first of four finals, Mini-Downhill will take place at the sport’s spiritual home in Scotland, the Nevis Range, long time home of the Fort William World Cup. Taking place on the morning of Friday 4th August, the Race the Worlds route will run adjacent to the World Championship course, with a finish line right in the heart of the event village! What’s more, podium finishers will climb onto the World Champs podium to receive their silverware before any of the elite’s have set foot on it!

See the full list of qualifiers here
Racing starts at 10.20 @ Nevis Range

Mini-DH Results

Dirt Crit

Next up is the Dirt Crit final, taking place at iconic XC Racing venue, Glentress, on the morning of Sunday 6th August. On a purpose-built course in Glentress Forest, the youth action will take place during the Marathon event, with podium finishers once again getting to stand on the elite World Championship podium. This is a non-ticketed event, so bring the biggest cheer squad you can!

Event Manual

Dirt Crit Results

See the full list of qualifiers here
Racing starts at 09.15 @ Glentress

Road Crit

Next up is the road crit, taking place in Glasgow City Centre during the day on Monday 7th August.

The racing is set to be fast and furious with a 1.2km lap starting and finishing in George Square. Podium finishers will have their moment in George Square, on the very same podium the elite men will have stood on just the day before! Again, this event is non-ticketed so bring your family and friends.

Event Manual

Road Crit Results

See the full list of qualifiers here

Racing starts at 10.00 @ George Square

Pump Track

Last, but by no means least is the Pump Track Finals on Saturday 12th August. Taking place at Cathkin Braes, which has hosted MTB racing at both the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2018 European Championships, the racing will take place on the Pump Track, as part of Glasgow Life’s Festival that celebrates the World Championships. There is sure to be a brilliant atmosphere, and once again this is a non-ticketed event, so everyone is welcome.

See the full list of qualifiers here
Racing starts at 10.00 at Cathkin Braes

Pumptrack Results

All four finals will give young racers the chance to experience what it’s like to race at a World Championships, with Race The Worlds medals and jerseys up for grabs.

Check out the series so far and get a flavour of what to expect from the finals here: