Pennine Events said it has secured two multi-million pound contracts for the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships and will work with partners GEM Events to help deliver the event in August.

Having worked on cycling competitions such as The Tour de France, Tour of Britain and Tour de Yorkshire, Pennine Events will work on two major events at the Championships in Scotland; the 2023 UCI Para-Cycling and Time Trials.

The Championships will host more than 2,000 elite cyclists and para-cyclists from over 100 countries from 3-13 August.

Liverpool-based Pennine Events, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary, and Leeds-based GEM Events said they aim to work with partners who can contribute towards Scotland’s net-zero emissions goals.

Pennine Events CEO Alissa Koopal said, “As an SME based in the North-west of England, operating for 20 years amidst a constantly challenging and dynamic events industry, it is a true example of entrepreneurship, leadership, and creative business management.

“It is exemplar how our small business made it through the Covid-19 pandemic where events were on hold for over a year and decimated the industry. But, with sheer grit and dedication, we have come back with a bang and a world-class team; bringing together an unrivalled level of knowledge and experience in live events. We are ecstatic to play a part in uniting the cycling world and want to deliver a vibrant, inspiring and all-inclusive event for everyone through the power of the bike.”

GEM Events director Stuart Gladstone said, “Having delivered several UCI Cycling World Championships in the past we understand how integral the next few months will be and look forward to delivering excellence across the board once again.”