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How to get close to the action at world’s biggest cycling event

How to get close to the action at world's biggest cycling event

THE inaugural UCI Cycling World Championships will be hosted in Glasgow and across Scotland, including Glentress in the Scottish Borders, from August 3-13 2023, It…

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THE inaugural UCI Cycling World Championships will be hosted in Glasgow and across Scotland, including Glentress in the Scottish Borders, from August 3-13 2023,

It will be the single biggest cycling event in history, bringing together 13 existing UCI World Championships into one mega event.

Organisers are looking for more than 4000 volunteers to support the event and are encouraging people across the region to sign-up and play a part. Charlie Aldridge (who competed at the 2022 Commonwealth Games for Scotland) and Elena McGorum (who is from Peebles and an up and coming Cross-Country rider The volunteers will make a critical contribution, helping to create similarly treasured experiences of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

One of the first to sign up was Peebles woman Fiona Reddick (55) and she is encouraging others to do likewise.

Fiona is likely to be a well known face to spectators and competitor alike having marshalled at many cycling events in the region in the past.

She said: “I understand that they are looking for many volunteers in a variety of rolls and I would encourage others to sign up and take part. It’s very rewarding and you get to meet people from all over the world. Border Telegraph: “I’ve been a marshal at a lot of local and international events including the Enduro World Series which involves crowd control and it’s all about the safety of riders and spectators. You have to engage with the crowd but also be firm on occasions.

“It can be a long day and […]

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