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Wollongong City Council

Our Role as Host City

Being chosen to host the 2022 UCI Road World Championships is an amazing opportunity for our city. In the 101 years the event has been running, this will be only the second time the Championships have been held in the southern hemisphere.

With a global audience of more than 2 million people, the Championships will showcase our city to the world. It will also give more than 300,000 spectators and 1000 athletes the chance to experience everything Wollongong has to offer for themselves.

This will bring new energy and excitement to our city, and is expected to have immediate and long term economic benefits for local businesses and tourism.

For those who'd like to be part of event, there'll be more than 1000 volunteering opportunities available across a wide range of roles.

We're also hoping these Championships inspire more people who live in Wollongong to get on their bikes for exercise, commuting and just plain fun!

As the host city, we'll be doing lots of work to get ready for the Championships.

Wollongong City Council is working closely with the local organising committee, Wollongong 2022, to make sure we bring you a safe and successful event. We'll also be partnering with other organisations and government bodies including Destination NSW, Destination Wollongong, NSW Office of Sport and Cycling Australia.

Cycling for life

This landmark event is one part of our long-term plans to get Wollongong cycling.

In February 2021, Wollongong was given the UCI Bike City Label in recognition of our long-term commitment to providing an improved cycling experience for everyone. We're now one of 18 Bike Cities around the world, and the only one in the southern hemisphere.

To find out more, explore our cycling pages and check out our Wollongong Cycling Strategy PDF, 2706.16 KB.

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