How to watch Track Cycling World Championships: Live stream the racing from the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome

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

Lotte Kopecky in the points race at the World Championships
(Image credit: Getty)

The 2023 Track Cycling World Championships kicked off 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 track cycling events continued on August 8 at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow, with the men's madison, men's 1km time trial and women's points race taking the spotlight on another incredible evening of racing. In the tension-building endurance events and the explosive sprints, the best track racers have begun their pursuit of gold medals and rainbow jerseys. Huge international names in Harrie Lavreysen, Emma Hinze and Filippo Ganna have featured on the track already alongside British stars such as Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker. 

The highlight of the evening on day 6 was the men's madison which closed proceedings at the velodrome and wasn't decided until the final of 20 sprint laps. The Dutch duo of Jan-Willem van Schip and Yoeri Havik came out on top of a stacked field, with their four-point haul in that final sprint giving them enough of a buffer to hold off the British duo that gained six points and the New Zealand team that gained ten. The Dutch finished on 37 points, two ahead of GB and three of NZ. This was the second gold medal win of the evening for the Netherlands after Jeffrey Hoogland retained his 1km time trial world title for the third time in a row with a powerful performance. In the women's points race we saw Lotte Kopecky once again highlight her incredible form at the end of this 2023 season. She won by eight points ahead of Georgia Baker and will turn her focus to tonight's Omnium and Sunday's elite road race, both of which she will be the favourite for. Day 7's evening session promises the last four rainbow jerseys, with the men's keirin and points race set to be decided alongside the women's omnium and individual sprint, so it won't be one to miss out on. Scroll down to the end of the article for a summary of the timings for each of the medal events. 

Track cycling is only one part of the Cycling World Championships 2023, and it has already brought the best the sport has to offer to the Velodrome with one day remaining. 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 Track Cycling World Championships live stream this year.

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

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

Track 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 Track Cycling World Championships live stream from anywhere on the planet

If you’re away from home for the 2023 Track 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 Track 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.

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. 

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

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

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

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

SBS will be showing the track cycling between 4-10 August.

Medal events timetable

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DateMen's racesWomen's races
9 AugustPoints race, KeirinSprint, Omnium


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