The Championships Organisation is looking forward to the 2023 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships. You will recall that we were scheduled to organise the 2020 event but had to pull the plug just after entries opened due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. With the 2021 and 2022 allocated to Los Angeles the UCI carried the organisation of the 2020 event forward to 2023 with agreed dates of Saturday, September 30th to Saturday, October 7th.
We are looking forward to being back in the Manchester Velodrome, Britain’s National Cycling Centre, which has been undergoing a major refurbishment this year with lots of upgrades taking place involving lighting, electronics, scoreboard, seating and ancillary facilities. Arrangements are currently in progress to bring back our wonderful team of officials and volunteers and for hotels and transport to support competitors from far and wide.
The 2019 championships in Manchester produced a record entry of 560 from 36 nations and we hope to see another good entry with many of our friends from previous years returning plus lots of newcomers whose ages now come in to the 35 and over category.
These plans should all come to fruition in the new year and both entries and spectator tickets will go live online on March 1st 2023. The championships web site www.cyclingmasters.com has been updated as far as possible and we will keep you updated with further messages as arrangements are completed. In the meantime, please put the dates in your diaries and we look forward to another amazing championship.
Ian Emmerson OBE