World Champs In Scotland – You Can Ride Them At Home!

Scotland hosts the first Super Worlds - almost all the disciplines crowning champs the same weekend, in the same place. You can be there, too!

By Molly Hurford |

Are you ready for Super Worlds in Scotland next week? The team at Zwift certainly is. With many of the major cycling disciplines—track, road and MTB, including downhill, marathon and eMTB in addition to XCO—coming together in Scotland for eight days of all-out competition, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype. If you weren’t fast enough to qualify for Worlds yourself or baller enough to buy plane tickets to Scotland to watch in real time, you can still get a sense of the course on Zwift.

From July 31, through August 27, you can test out four virtual versions of Scottish rides similar to the courses the athletes at World Championships will be competing on starting Saturday, August 5. Each week, a new format will be featured on Zwift, so plan for at least one of your training rides to be done inside in the next month.

Here’s the schedule, featuring mountain bike and hand cycle adventures as well as a TT stage and classic road loop:

Stage 1: The Loch Loop

The Loch Loop includes a descent through a castle, navigating the mystical roundabout, and conquer the Breakaway Brae Climb on your speedy TT bike.

  • Stats: 16km, 156m of climbing
  • Dates: July 31 to August 7
  • Schedule: Hourly rides

Stage 2: Rolling Highlands

A scenic route from the country paddocks, along the Cliffs, through the mystical roundabout, and up Breakaway Brae.

  • Stats: 23km, 168m of climbing
  • Dates: August 7 -13
  • Schedule: Hourly rides

Stage 3: Glasgow Crit Circuit

Grab your hand cycle and take on this punchy circuit that showcases the street of Glasgow, host city of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships’ finishing circuit.

  • Stats: 16km, 187m of climbing
  • Dates: August 14 – 20
  • Schedule: Hourly rides

Stage 4: City and the Sgurr

Description: Grab your MTB out of your garage and conquer the The Sgurr on the City and the Sgurr route. Named after its Gaelic meaning of “high, sharp-pointed hill,” this climb is the highest point on the Scotland map.

  • Stats: 15km, 225m of climbing
  • Dates: August 21 – 27
  • Schedule: Hourly rides


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