Whether you’re a volunteer at any level, a commissaire, club stalwart, coach or just simply interested in the development of cycle sport in Scotland, we believe the 2023 Scottish Cycling Conference should have something of interest to all areas of our community.
From facing up to the challenges of putting on events, to our heartwarming and impactful Rock Up & Ride programme, which puts kids who otherwise couldn’t afford it on bikes, to increasing women and girls participation, we have a wide-ranging programme, with workshop options to suit everyone. We also have a great two-part session on coach led racing, and a session aimed specifically at young people.
It would be remiss to finish the day without reflecting on a breathtaking 11 days in August where the inaugural UCI Cycling World Championships came to Scotland, and who better to help us do that than CEO of the Championships, Trudy Lindblade.
Should you wish to see more a more detailed programme, including what to expect from each of the sessions and workshops, you can download it here.
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For 2023 we have introduced a small £5 charge for delegates, which will go directly to the Scottish Cycling Foundation, a charity that supports individuals and organisations to help boost cycling in Scotland.
Crieff Hydro holds the gold Green Tourism award for their commitment to sustainability and environmentally friendly practices. Set in the beautiful Perth countryside, it is the perfect venue to host our conference and awards night and offers some fantastic opportunities for all types of riding the following day.
Traveling by public transport
The nearest train stations with connecting buses to Crieff are Perth and Dunblane. From the train stations, the easiest way to get to Crieff Hydro is via the following buses:
- Service 15 – Perth to Crieff Golf Course (approx. 40 mins)
• Service 15A – Dunblane to Crieff Main Square (approx. 40 mins)
It is a 5-minute walk from Crieff Golf Course to Crieff Hydro. It is approximately a 15-minute walk from the Main Square to Crieff Hydro.
Arriving by bike
There are several bike shelters around Crieff Hydro (please ensure you bring a bike lock). If you would like help planning your route to the venue, please contact [email protected]
Arriving by car
If travelling by car the postcode for Crieff Hydro is PH7 3LQ. Free parking is available at the rear of the main hotel. Car sharing where possible can help keep costs down and reduce the number of individual cars on the road, which can lower carbon emissions and traffic congestion.