The UCI Paracycling World Road Championships are coming to Dumfries next month and the town will be hosting a number of exciting races between the 9th and the 12th of August. The Crichton will be the location of the Paracycling Road Race, which means there will be significant access restrictions on site. Anyone is welcome to come and watch the races, and the site will be easily accessible by foot, but there will be vehicular and parking restrictions, as well as areas of the site that will be for staff only.
Please note: There will be no vehicle access between 6am and 6pm on Friday 11th & Saturday 12th August 2023 and there will be significant vehicular access restrictions.
We have put together some information below to give you an idea of where and when things might be happening, and how they might affect your visit to The Crichton. You can also find a spectator guide on the UCI website.
Competition Days: 11th and 12th August
Event set-up: 7th – 10th August
Event de-rig: 13th – 14th August
It’s worth noting that traffic across the town will be impacted and bus services will be impacted, with diversions in place and changes to timetables. Check with your operator before you travel.
For wider queries about the event in Dumfries, please contact the Engagement Team at Dumfries and Galloway Council on email@example.com
Crossing points – you can view the pedestrian crossing points on site here.
Drones – there will be drones flying around the site on the 11th and 12th of August. There will be a dedicated, cordoned off take-off and landing zone towards the wildflower meadow.
Set up – there will be people onsite from the 3rd of August for event prep and set up. This may entail temporary partial road closures on certain routes.
Car parking – For ease of access, we suggest parking at Mountainhall car park on Bankend Road and walking onto site via the marked crossings. While you might be able to access the site in the early morning, your access will be restricted throughout the day.
The car park in front of Easterbrook Hall will be closed from Sunday the 6th of August whilst set up and race days take place.
The Pool and Spa will be open as usual, however the Bistro will be operating a reduced menu of cakes, scones, a small selection of sandwiches, salads and soup, as well as hot and cold drinks between the 7th and 13th of August. For opening times, please see the Bistro’s website.
Crichton Central café and co-working space will be open as usual with a limited menu, but parking will be restricted. The flexi space at Crichton Central will be the media hub for the event, so it may be busier than usual.
We will keep you updated with any additional details as we receive them, but if you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 01387 247544.