How to watch Road Cycling World Championships: Live stream the action from Glasgow and Stirling

Watch a Road Cycling World Championships 2023 live stream wherever you are in the world

Remco Evenepoel rides to gold at the 2023 Glasgow World Championship men's elite time trial
(Image credit: Dario Belingheri / Getty Images)

The 2023 Road Cycling World Championships are part of the biggest cycling event ever as one of 13 World Championship events rolled into one festival of cycling in Glasgow and around Scotland. You can follow the action on GCN+ and Eurosport (via Discovery Plus) in the UK, FloBikes in the US, and 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 road events headline both weekends of the championships through the men's and women's elite road races. Road racing continued in Stirling on August 11 in the men's junior and elite time trials. We're into the penultimate day of road action today before the road events finish with the women's elite road race on 13 August. Glasgow and Stirling host the finishes for all the road events and will be the arena for some of cycling's biggest names. Belgium's Remco Evenpoel was the star of the day, adding the men's elite ITT world title to his road race world title from 2022. He became the first Belgian and youngest-ever winner of the ITT rainbow jersey at just 23 years of age. Filippo Ganna finished second with Great Britain's Josh Tarling rounding out the podium in what was an incredible performance at just 19 years old. In the junior race, Oscar Chamberlain took the win for Australia ahead of GB's Ben Wiggins. With the huge women's road race still to come, look out for big names in Demi Vollering, Lotte Kopecky and Lorena Wiebes to take the spotlight.

Racing on the road continues today and returns to Glasgow in the u23 men's road race the championships come to a close at the weekend. The women's road race is the most prominent remaining race and will take place on the final Sunday of the World Championships. Scroll down to the end of the article for a summary of the timings for each of the medal events. 

Road cycling is only one part of the Cycling World Championships 2023, and it will bring the best the sport has to offer to the roads across seven days of exciting racing. Luckily, with free-to-air options available in the UK and Australia, it is easy to watch. Below we explain everything you need to know to watch a Road Cycling World Championships live stream this year.

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

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

Road 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 to watch your streaming service wherever you are – more on that below.

Watch Road Cycling World Championships live stream from anywhere on the planet

If you’re away from home for the 2023 Road 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 Road Cycling World Championships, 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.

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Watch Road Cycling World Championships live stream in the US and Canada

In the US you can watch a Road 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 Road Cycling World Championshps live stream on FloBikes. An annual subscription costs $150 (CAD).

Watch Road Cycling World Championships live stream in Australia – for free

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

SBS will be showing the road cycling between 5-13 August.

Medal events timetable

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DateMen's racesWomen's races
12 AugustU23 road racen/a
13 Augustn/aElite road race (Includes u23)


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