What events will be held as part of the 2022 UCI Road World Cycling Championships?
Cycling Events include Individual Time Trial and the Road Race for:
- Junior Women & Men
- U23 Men
- Elite Women and Men
A Mixed Team Time Trial will also be conducted.
In addition to the racing action, the UCI will hold an Opening Ceremony, the UCI Annual Conference and a Gala Dinner all of which will take place in Wollongong.
Community and Participation events that will be determined closer to the event.
Who will be responsible for the organisation of the UCI Road World Cycling Championships?
A Local Organising Committee (‘LOC’) – Wollongong 2022 has been established to deliver the event.
How long will the event go for?
The event will go for eight (8) days.
What is the is planned route for the Event
Now that Wollongong has won the rights to host the 2022 UCI Road World Cycling Championships, the first step was to set up the Local Organising Committee. The next step is to ensure the LOC is staffed with people of the appropriate cycling expertise and local knowledge to undertake the detailed event planning and implementation.
The LOC in conjunction with the UCI will develop a world class course for the Championships over the coming years.
There will be significant community consultation undertaken throughout the planning period.
How can local people get involved?
The local organising committee work with Wollongong City Council to identify opportunities for residents to be involved with the event over the next four years.
It is expected that approximately 1,500 volunteers will be required to assist in the operations of the event and it is anticipated that the local community will embrace the opportunity to be involved as volunteers.
There will be a small number of long term volunteer positions and internships available from late 2020.
Why was Wollongong chosen as the host city?
Wollongong is an excellent choice of location for the 2022 UCI Road World Cycling Championships – as the Gateway to the South Coast of NSW, the Wollongong area will offer spectacular views for the riders and spectators and showcase the beauty of the NSW Coastline and escarpment to the world.
Wollongong has a long and proud history of supporting cycling, each year it welcomes the 10,000 riders in MS Gong ride and has completed more that 42 kilometres of shared pathways from Sandon Point in the North to the beautiful Lake Illawarra in the South. Wollongong has also hosted the NSW Grand Prix and a round of the 2018 National Criterium Series.
Wollongong offered all the amenities required host the World Championships including an appropriate number of accommodation options and it will also provide excellent opportunities for spectators from Sydney to view the event and watch their cycling heroes compete.
What are the benefits from hosting the UCI Road World Championships?
The event is expected to deliver $94 million to the NSW visitor economy, attracting approximately 300,000 spectators.
Through hosting the World Championships, the NSW Government will work with Wollongong City Council, the Local Organising Committee and Cycling NSW to plan and deliver legacy initiatives that will result in positive social and cultural benefits to the people of NSW. More details about the initiatives can be found on the Legacy page.