The Routes

For the races to use public roads and meet safety standards, there will be temporary road closures throughout the event. This means there will be some changes to the way Dumfries operates around the event period in terms of street access, on-street parking and service delivery including public transport.

A full list of road closures can be found on our interactive map at UCI Cycling World Championships. Simply click/hover over an area to find out what restrictions are, and at what times.

Getting around

Active transport

Walking, wheeling and riding a bike around the town is a good option if possible. Pedestrian crossing points will be all around the course, so you may choose to park on one side of the course and walk to the other.


Buses will be operating however bus services will be affected by road closures with some start, finish and stopping locations and times adjusted. Signage will be displayed to advise of any changes.

Emergency Services

Emergency services are involved in event planning and will always have priority access to all areas of Dumfries.

In an emergency, please call 999 and emergency services representatives will work with all agencies to respond urgently.  For the safety of the community, participants, volunteers and spectators, please follow all traffic directions as signposted or indicated by event personnel.

Household Waste Collection

Unless informed otherwise, waste collection will remain on the same day as usual. Please put your bin out the evening prior to your collection day.

Home Care Provision

Home care services may need to be adjusted. Please check with your provider for your unique arrangements and reach out with any concerns.

Please be aware, access for other services including deliveries, mail and trades may also be affected by the road closures. Please adjust service times where possible and contact your supplier directly to plan together.

Parking Suspensions

No parking will be allowed along any part of the race routes on race days. Parking Suspensions will be in effect along all roads used for the race and surrounding roads at various times.

Parking suspensions can be viewed on the map.

Key Sites Impacted from 4 August - Whitesands

The main spectator and athlete related activities of the UCI Paracycling World Championships Time Trials will take place around Whitesands

This will mean some changes to parking conditions, reduced vehicle access (local traffic only in some cases), infrastructure builds, heavy vehicle movements and associated noise.

To ensure the safety of the community, please be aware of increased activity in this area from Friday 4 August.

Page last updated: 16/05/2023
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