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Glasgow - Cycling World Championships

We were planning to take the bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow on August 13th to do some sightseeing on our last day before we fly home to Canada from EDI on the 14th. I'm reading more about the Cycling World Championships and how busy Glasgow will be. Do you think it will still be doable to ride a hop on hop off bus and see some sites that day? Or are we best to just skip it and spend some more time wandering Edinburgh. That would give us time to check our the Leith walk and/or Arthur's Seat.

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I don't think Glasgow will be noticeably more busy (in general) to affect things - but the route might impinge on the HoHo.

I think the only road element on the 13th is the women's race. It starts at 1200 and is over 154km/96 miles, with 94 km of those as six laps in the city.

Here is the map of the route that you can compare with the HoHo - the blown up part in the red box.

If they are doing 60km /38 miles before hitting Glasgow I guess they will be in the city by 1330 to 1400 - but it will be restricted before then and then need tidying up after.

And after writing all that I looked at the Hoho site - it says "Friday 4 to Tuesday 8 August and Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 August: there will be no service in Glasgow due to the UCI World Championships"

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Thanks Guided Travel. It sounds like we might be best to avoid with all the different closures in place. I see Stirling Castle will have a bunch of closure days too. We will adjust our plans.