UCI BMX World Championships 2023 live streams: How to watch today's finals for free from anywhere

Justin Posey of USA, Sergio Ignacio Salazar Lopez of Colombia, Nicholas Long of USA, Romain Riccardi of Italy, Tre Whyte of Great Britain and Arminas Kazlauskis of Lithuania compete in the the UCI BMX World Championships.
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The 2023 UCI BMX World Championships continue today following the conclusion of the BMX freestyle flatland which saw Aude Cassagne retain her title, while in the men's competition it was Japan's Yu Shoji who emerged victorious. 

Today it's the turn of the racers, with the finals of the men’s and women’s junior, under-23 and elite categories. Olympic champion Beth Shriever is the firm favorite in the women's final, while on the men's side French duo Romain Mahieu and Jauris Daudet are expected to battle it out for gold. 

Read on and we'll show you how to watch the 2023 UCI BMX World Championships from anywhere with a VPN, and potentially for FREE.

UCI BMX World Championships live streams: TV schedule, dates

UCI BMX World Championship is underway and finishes on Sunday (Aug. 13). Full schedule below.
► U.K. — BBC iPlayer (FREE)
► Australia —
SBS on Demand (FREE)
► U.S. — FloBikes
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There are three separate BMX events being held in Scotland this year: racing, freestyle park and freestyle flatland. Each requires a unique set of skills but all are performed on the same lightweight and low-to-the-ground bikes that became popular around the world in the 1970s. 

For those who like the action to come thick and fast, BMX Racing is a must-watch. Taking place at Glasgow BMX Centre, riders will have to navigate a complex 400m course that is full of bumps, jumps and high-speed curves. In the men’s event, Swiss star Simon Marquart is the man to beat after claiming gold last year, while American Felicia Stancil is the reigning world champion in the women’s elite category. 

Having made its debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, BMX Freestyle has experienced a boom in popularity and it’s easy to see why. In the flatland event, riders will be given 2-3 minute rounds that allow them to showcase their athletic and artistic ability. A truly unique event that sees competitors attempt mesmerizing and often dizzying tricks, French cyclist Aude Cassagne is the defending women’s champion, while Japan’s Moto Sasaki took the men’s crown. 

In the freestyle park event, Japan’s Rim Nakamura and American Hannah Roberts will be out to defend their titles when they show off their skills at Glasgow Green. With each competitor getting just 60 seconds to showcase as many tricks as possible, expect plenty of excitement as riders fly over ramps and ride on walls. 

Read on as we explain how to watch a FREE 2023 BMX World Championships live stream from anywhere with a VPN. Full schedule and details of how to watch this UCI Cycling World Championships event below.

FREE UCI BMX World Championships live streams

If you live in the U.K., Australia, France, Italy, Spain or Belgium, then you can look forward to a FREE UCI BMX World Championships live stream in 2023.

That's because the free-to-air BBC and its BBC iPlayer streaming service in the U.K., SBS and SBS on Demand streaming service in Australia, France TV Sport in France, Rai Sport in Italy, RTVE in Spain, and Sporza in Belgium all have rights to the action. 

But what if you're based in one of those countries but aren't at home to catch that free UCI BMX World Championships coverage? Maybe you're on holiday and don't want to spend money on pay TV in another country, when you'd usually be able to watch for free at home?

Don't worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead. We'll show you how to do that below.

UCI BMX Championships live streams around the world

It's only natural that you might want to watch a UCI BMX World Championships live stream from your home country, but what if you're not there when the event is on?

Look no further than a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN makes it look as if you're surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you're in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.

For instance, a Brit who's currently in the U.S. could watch UCI BMX World Championships live streams on BBC iPlayer even though they're not in the U.K.

They're totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We've tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN. It's fast, works on loads of devices and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. 


Safety, speed and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. It's also compatible with loads of devices and there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you want to try it out.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view a British service, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to BBC iPlayer or another website and watch the UCI BMX World Championships. 

How to watch UCI BMX World Championships live streams in the U.S.

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The 2023 UCI BMX World Championships is being shown live on FloBikes in the U.S.

A FloBikes subscription costs $150 per year, which works out to $12.50 per month.

If you're currently out of the U.S. but still want to watch the UCI BMX World Championships, don't forget to explore the VPN route set out above.

How to watch UCI BMX World Championships live streams in the U.K.

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The majority of the UCI Cycling World Championships action is being shown across BBC Two, BBC Three and via the BBC Red Button. 

That means you can watch a UCI BMX World Championships live stream for free on BBC iPlayer, which is free to use and works across a wide range of devices including smart TVs, laptops, games consoles, mobile phones, tablets and streaming sticks. 

If you're currently traveling overseas, don't worry, as you can use ExpressVPN to watch BBC iPlayer from abroad.

Should you want to watch every event and don't mind splashing out a bit of money for more comprehensive coverage, then you may want to try Discovery Plus or GCN Plus

A Discovery Plus subscription costs £6.99 per month or £59.99 for the year, and lets you tune in on a wide range of devices, as well as the Eurosport TV channels. 

GCN Plus costs £6.99 per month or £39.99 per year, and offers ad-free live coverage of loads of cycling events throughout the year.

How to watch UCI BMX World Championships live streams in Canada

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Cycling fans in Canada can watch the UCI BMX World Championships on FloBikes, which costs US$150 per year (roughly CA$200). 

Not at home right now? Use ExpressVPN or another VPN service to trick your device into thinking you're still in Canada.

How to watch UCI BMX World Championships live streams in Australia

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As you may already be aware, Aussies can watch the UCI BMX World Championships for free on SBS and SBS on Demand.

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN, such as ExpressVPN, to watch the UCI BMX World Championships on your SBS account, as if you were back home.

UCI BMX World Championships 2023 schedule and events


Tuesday, August 8

Wednesday, August 9

Thursday, August 10


Saturday, August 5

Sunday, August 6

Monday, August 7


Sunday, August 6 - Wednesday, August 9
BMX Racing Challenge

Saturday, August 12
BMX Racing Championships Qualifying

Sunday, August 13
BMX Racing Championships Finals

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