Presentation on theme: "National Road Race and Time Trial Championships Glasgow Business Update 24 th May 2013."— Presentation transcript:
National Road Race and Time Trial Championships Glasgow Business Update 24 th May 2013
The British Cycling National Road Race Championships is the highlight of the national elite road racing calendar in the UK and is fiercely contested by the countrys top professional riders and teams. In recent years winners of the titles have included riders who between them have won numerous Olympic and World Championship medals and now a Tour de France as well. National Road Race Championships Weekend
The 2013 National Road Race Championships will take place in Glasgow just one week before the start of the Tour de France. Based on elements of the 2014 Commonwealth Games course the road racing will take place in the heart of the city, utilising much of the proposed course for the Games and providing a spectacular setting for the racing. For the first time in the events history, the National Time Trial Championships will be contested as part of the same weekend of racing and that the main route is on closed routes in a city centre. Thursday 20 th June - Time Trial Championships Elite & U23 Men Elite & U23 Women Sunday 23 rd June - Road Race Championships Elite Men (inc. U23 Men) Elite Women (inc. U23 Women) Race Schedule 2013 Championships
Visitors to the city Athletes – Over 200 of the top UK road cyclists cycling as a peloton 21 times round the route through the day. Spectators, Staff & Volunteers – New format, exponential growth in cycling interest and support. – Viewing opportunities across entire route. – National interest in the race and the route. – Visitors in town for the championship weekend. Media – Race day filming for news broadcast that night and programmes on ITV4 24/48hours later plus the day of the Tour de France start. – National and International press also in town for the event.
Transport – Impact to road transport in the centre of town. – Working with SPT to extend Subway hours and capacity on the day. – Working with the bus and taxi operators on diversion route. – Ensuring rail operators have full info on event. Race message for residents/spectators/shoppers – Business as usual – come in to town to see the event. – Finalising partnership with local radio for city-wide comms. – Lead car comms & Glasgow Green activities. City Operations
Race Ready for the weekend race day opportunity/offering showcasing the city, its facilities and business suppliers/deliveries to your business whether vehicular access to premises is required refuse collection staff journeys to and from work Business Considerations