All of the UCI Cycling World Championship host venues have now been announced ©Getty Images

Central Scotland's Perth and Kinross region has been confirmed as host of the 2023 International Cycling Union (UCI) Cycling World Championships Gran Fondo road races before Dundee and Angus welcome the event's time trials.

The unveiling means that all venues for the Championships are now confirmed, with the event scheduled to take place from August 3 to 13.

The road races are due to take place on August 4, with the time trials scheduled for August 7.

Athletes from more than 50 nations are expected to take part across the disciplines.

The whole event will combine 13 World Championships into one with BMX freestyle flatland, BMX freestyle park, BMX racing, indoor cycling, mountain bike cross-country, mountain bike downhill, mountain bike cross-country marathon, Para-cycling road, Para-cycling track and Para time trials also to be contested.

Glasgow is due to serve as the centre of the Championships, with seven venues located in the city.

Glasgow's George Square is also set to mark the finishing point of the road races.

Tweed Valley, Fort William, and Dumfries and Galloway are also staging events.

"Glasgow and the whole of Scotland are creating sporting history by hosting this multi-discipline cycling event for the first time," said UCI President David Lappartient.

"The UCI Cycling World Championships were one of my visions when I was first elected President of the UCI in 2017.

"That vision is now becoming a reality and the inaugural edition is really taking shape.

"The unveiling of the schedule enables us to visualise what awaits during these 11 days of non-stop cycling action.

"The entire cycling community can definitely expect great things."

In February, the Organising Committee marked six months to go until the event by lighting up iconic landmarks across Scotland in UCI colours.