How to watch Cycling World Championships: live stream the action from Scotland

Watch a Cycling World Championships live stream wherever you are in the world

Filippo Ganna, Remco Evenepoel, Josh Tarling on the podium of the 2023 World Championship time trial elite men
(Image credit: Dario Belingheri / Getty Images)

The 2023 Cycling World Championships is the biggest cycling event ever. It's 13 World Championship events rolled into one festival of cycling, across seven disciplines including road, track and mountain bike. You can follow the action on GCN+ and Eurosport (via Discovery Plus) in the UK, FloBikes in the US, or for free on BBC iPlayer in the UK and SBS On Demand in Australia, so make sure you know how to watch for free with a VPN from anywhere.

The action started on August 3 and runs until the 13th throughout Scotland, with Glasgow as the epicentre. Day nine saw the continuation of thrilling action on the road and in Glentress forest. Remco Evenepoel took the win in the men's elite individual time trial as the highlight of the day in front of packed crowds that lined the road up to Stirling Castle. Joining him on the podium was young British talent, Josh Tarling, who put in a wonderful bronze medal-winning performance at just 19. Charlie Aldridge was the home star at Glentress Forest, taking a huge win in the u23 men's XCO race for Great Britain, with New Zealand's Samara Maxwell winning the women's u23 XCO world title. The first rainbow jerseys were handed out in indoor cycling to the German duo of Helen Vordermeier and Selina Marquardt in the artistic cycling women's pair event. All disciplines have now begun at these 'super worlds' with the final weekend just getting started. All the biggest names from cycling's global scene will be present from Tadej Pogačar and Demi Vollering on the road to Tom Pidcock and Pauline Ferrand-Prevot in the mountain biking.  

Headline events remaining include the women's elite road race in Glasgow on the final day of the championships, the BMX races and the mountain bike cross-country Olympic races in Glentress Forest. Day ten includes more road action in the men's u23 road race, the elite XCO MTB races and more action in both the BMX racing, indoor cycling and trials. Scroll down to the end of the article for a summary of when each discipline is taking place.

Cycling's biggest-ever event is a must-see and has brought the best the sport has to offer to Scotland over eleven days, and with free-to-air options available in the UK and Australia, it will be easy to watch. Below we explain everything you need to know to watch a Cycling World Championships live stream in 2023.

Watch Cycling World Championships live stream in the UK – for free

You can watch a Cycling World Championships live stream for free on BBC iPlayer in the UK.

Cycling World Championships live streams will also be available in the UK courtesy of GCN+ and Eurosport (via Discovery+).

Access to GCN+ costs £39.99 a year, or £6.99 per month. Alternatively, for Discovery+ and Eurosport coverage, the Entertainment and Sports pass is available for £59.99 a year, or £6.99 per month. 

If you're abroad, meanwhile, you can download and install a VPN – more on that below.

Watch Cycling World Championships live stream from anywhere on the planet

If you’re away from home for the 2023 Cycling World Championships, you might have a problem accessing your regular streaming service because of geo-blocking restrictions. Thankfully, there’s an easy solution.

If you’re not in the country for the Cycling World Championship, live streaming the events is still an option – all you have to do is download and install a VPN and use a location inside the United Kingdom to watch the broadcast live as if you were back home. 

Setting up a VPN is simple – just download, install, open the app and select your location. 

Try out Express VPN for its speed, security and simplicity to use. It is also compatible with a range of devices and streaming services (e.g. Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox, PS4, etc.), giving you the option to watch wherever you want.

A VPN is a piece of software which offers both online privacy and ability to change your IP address, meaning that you can access on-demand content or live TV like you would back at home while in another country. There are other great options out there, of course, and plenty of free VPNs but our sister site TechRadar recommends the paid-for ExpressVPN, which it consistently rates as the best VPN provider. 

There are other great options out there, of course, but Express VPN gives you the added benefit of a 30-day money back guarantee and three months free with a yearly plan.

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Watch Cycling World Championships live stream in the US and Canada

In the US you can watch a Cycling World Championship live stream through FloBikes. A subscription to the service will cost you $149.99 per year. 

Canadian cycling fans also have the option of watching a Cycling World Championshps live stream on FloBikes. An annual subscription costs $150 (CAD).

Watch Cycling World Championships live stream in Australia – for free

Australian viewers can follow Cycling World Championship action for free, as SBS and SBS On Demand will show the events live . 

SBS will be showing the road cycling, track cycling, mountain biking and BMX races between 4-13 August.

Events timetable

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12 AugustRoad, BMC Racing, MTB, Trials, Indoor Cycling
13 AugustWomen's Road Race, BMX Racing, Trials, Indoor Cycling


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