Castles and climbs: 2023 Glasgow Worlds unveils road events course details

It looks like it's going to be a suitably tough day out for all comers

Matteo Trentin
Matteo Trentin wins Glasgow's European road title race in 2018
(Image credit: Glasgow World Championship)

For those eagerly anticipating this August's Glasgow World Championships, things just got a bit more real on Tuesday with the unveiling of the road race and time trial routes.

The courses look set to explore the best of Scotland's heritage, with lochs, castles and monuments all forming part of what promises to be an impressive backdrop.

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After cutting his teeth on local and national newspapers, James began at Cycling Weekly as a sub-editor in 2000 when the current office was literally all fields. 

Eventually becoming chief sub-editor, in 2016 he switched to the job of full-time writer, and covers news, racing and features.

A lifelong cyclist and cycling fan, James's racing days (and most of his fitness) are now behind him. But he still rides regularly, both on the road and on the gravelly stuff.