Traquair House lit with the UCI Cycling World Championships rainbow – blue, red, black, yellow, and green – to celebrate six months until event (Image: UCI Cycling World Championships)
ORGANISERS of a major cycling event which arrives in the Borders later this year have lit up a local tourist attraction to celebrate an exciting milestone.
The 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, which has a stage in Peeblesshire, is only six months away.
To celebrate the milestone, the first-of-its-kind event lit up landmarks across Scotland in the UCI rainbow – including Traquair House.
Councillor Euan Jardine, leader of Scottish Borders Council, said: “We are incredibly excited that the Scottish Borders will be hosting the Mountain Bike Marathon and Mountain Bike Cross Country disciplines of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships in August this year. Traquair House lit up in the UCI Cycling World Championship colours “This is an incredible opportunity for the whole region, not just the Tweed Valley, with many thousands of spectators expected to visit over multiple days to see the world’s best compete, with millions also watching on TV around the globe.
“We want our communities, our businesses and our residents to get behind the event, and get the most out of it as possible, and also help us to ensure that there is a real legacy of hosting the 2023 UCI Cycling Worlds, from cycling tourism to increased participation in cycling.”
The Borders leg of the championships will be held at Glentress from August 6-12.Thousands of amateur and elite cycling athletes […]
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