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Gough & Kelly geared up to keep UCI World Cycling Championships on track

14/08/2023 Company News Commercial
Gough & Kelly geared up to keep UCI World Cycling Championships on track

Gough & Kelly was appointed to provide comprehensive safety measures at Scotland’s first UCI World Cycling Championships.

The contract worth £250,000 saw the firm responsible for keeping both cyclists and spectators safe with various onsite security managers, supervisors, and more than 200 stewards across two locations, Stirling and Dumfries.

Starting on the 3rd August, the UCI World Cycling Championships saw the greatest riders come together to compete in 13 championships on some of Scotland’s toughest terrain. The championships include BMX, para-cycling, gran fondo, and cross-country mountain biking which takes place at the scenic, yet challenging Glentress Forest. 

Gough & Kelly has a long-standing history with large-scale events and provided security measures for the 2019 UCI championships which took place in Harrogate. The company also provided a security, response and stewarding team for a Tour de France stage start in York in 2014 and the Tour de Yorkshire in 2015, as well as the London Sky Ride in 2022.

Ian Crawford, Group Operations Manager at Gough & Kelly says: “We are thrilled to be involved in the UCI Championships again. This is the first time it’s been held in Scotland, so spectators will have the chance to see cyclists endure some of Scotland’s toughest landscapes.

“Our job was to man the roads and crossings along the route to help keep both cyclists and spectators safe. We have been involved in a number of cycling events over the years, having been involved in the 2019 UCI World Championships, Tour de France, and Tour de Yorkshire.”

The UCI World Cycling Championships took place between 3-13th August in various locations around Scotland, including Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Ben Nevis.