CSSC Scotland supports the UCI Cycling World Championships
The inaugural UCI Cycling World Championships was hosted by the UK this summer, bringing together the world’s greatest riders in what was the largest cycling event in history.
Over 8,000 athletes took part – more than the impressive Commonwealth Games – and over 1 million spectators turned out to cheer on their favourite competitors.
Some ups and downs were expected – during the road races and more broadly across public life – with significant road closures mobilised and protest activity being a constant threat.
However, thanks to robust pre-competition planning and multi-agency collaboration throughout the competition days, the event was a huge success with many now campaigning for the Tour de France to make a grand return to the UK.
The engagement between Cross-Sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC) and Police Scotland in particular stands out as a fine example of effective partnership and coordination.
The CSSC disseminates critical information to organisations about upcoming events or significant unplanned incidents that could affect their operations. As a network, the CSSC keeps UK companies informed of direct and indirect issues which may cause business interruption, enabling them to activate their resilience plans effectively.
Over the two weeks of competition days, CSSC collaborated with Police Scotland to facilitate breakfast briefings, with daily intelligence bulletins shared to over 350 business leaders, including officials from transport, government, retail, hospitality, and real estate sectors.
Through such effective coordination, intelligence sharing, and planning, the UCI Cycling World Championships was delivered safely and memorably on the international stage.
Find out more about CSSC
Initiated in January 2013, CSSC Scotland exemplifies a collaborative endeavour between Scotland’s public and private sectors. Its establishment coincided with the lead-up to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2014 Ryder Cup, events for which it demonstrated effectiveness.
CSSC Scotland serves as a platform for the mutual sharing of safety, security, and resilience insights between public and private sectors. In times of events and incidents affecting businesses, CSSC provides an authoritative and clear voice to deliver essential messages.
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