A SECOND round of drop-in sessions are being organised for Stirling residents and businesses impacted by the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships Individual Time Trials.

The area will stage the event from Wednesday, August 9, to Friday, August 11, for all categories, covering up to 49km of roads.

Riders will set off from the King and Queen's Knot in the shadow of Stirling Castle before heading out west into the countryside and looping back into the historic city centre.

Certain roads will be closed for extended periods with details available at the upcoming drop-in sessions with letters also being issues.

Council leader Chris Kane said: “We are less than a month away from the biggest sporting event in Stirling’s history and we are asking residents and businesses to start planning ahead for the time trials.

“We have been working closely with the event organisers and key partners to minimise disruption to communities along the race routes.

“However, with an event of this size and scope there will inevitably be some impact on our road network and communities and businesses.

“This second round of drop-in information sessions will be an opportunity to find out more about road closures arrangements for community access, diversions and council services during the event, and for people to ask about any specific requirements.

“There will also be an opportunity for residents and business to learn how to get involved in this major event which will be watched by a huge global audience.

“I would also urge residents to read the letters carefully they will be receiving shortly and to get in touch with us if they have any questions via the online web form or the contact number within the letter.”

There will be a drop-in session at Gargunnock Community Centre from 4pm to 9pm today, Tuesday July 18.

On Wednesday, July 19, residents can find out more at Kippen Reading Rooms from 2pm to 7pm.

Cowane Centre in Stirling will host a session on Thursday, July 20, from 2pm to 7pm.

Next week there will be a session at Thornhill Community Hall from 2pm to 7pm on Tuesday, July 25.

Wednesday, July 26, will see a session at the Albert Halls while Cambusbarron Community Centre will host one on Thursday, July 27, all from 2pm to 7pm.