Nine arrests made during 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships

According to the police, NINE arrests were made during the 2023 UCI World Cycling Championships.

More than 8,000 elite and amateur cyclists took part, and organizers estimated that over 300,000 spectators lined the route for the elite men’s road race alone.

Five people were arrested in connection with a protest during the men's street race


Five people were arrested in connection with a protest during the men’s street race
Glasgow city center was turned into a cycle lane for 11 days


Glasgow city center was turned into a cycle lane for 11 daysCredit: Alamy

Four women and one man were arrested and charged on Sunday, August 6, in a protest that police said compromised the safety of the Carron Valley event.

On Thursday, August 3, a male driver was fined after he was involved in a minor collision with a cyclist on Cambridge Street in Glasgow.

Two men were arrested on Saturday August 5 in Glasgow’s Cathedral Street and charged with culpable and reckless behaviour.

A man was also arrested on Saturday 12th August for threatening and abusive behavior outside the BMX Freestyle Park and finally a man was arrested for assault yesterday.

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The UCI road circuit in Glasgow was badly damaged on the eve of the World Championships

Police Scotland Deputy Chief Constable Mark Williams said: “The magnitude and scale of this unique event cannot be underestimated.

“It brought into focus a complex planning model that involved around 5,000 officers deployed over 11 days, aided by mutual aid, logistics and well-being support.

“The Edinburgh to Glasgow route for the elite men’s road race was a complex challenge and our officers acted quickly and professionally to remove the protesters safely and without further disruption – under unique pressure from a global broadcast audience of millions.”

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