How to watch BMX World Championships 2023: live stream for free from anywhere – BMX Race finals

Zoe Claessens in mid-air at the UCI BMX World Championships
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Watch a BMX World Championships live stream

You can watch the 2023 BMX World Championships for free on BBC iPlayer in the UK, and SBS On Demand in Australia. Sporza in Belgium, France TV Sport in France, Rai Play in Italy, and Teledeporte in Spain are also offering free live coverage of the event. Full details on how to watch the BMX World Championships just below. And don't forget: you can use a VPN watch a FREE BMX World Championships live stream from anywhere.

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Dates: Saturday, August 5 – Sunday, August 13
FREE live streams: BBC iPlayer (UK) | SBS On Demand (AUS)
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BMX World Championships 2023: preview

Between the artistry, dexterity and ingenuity of the freestyle events and the all-guns-blazing nature of the race, the BMX World Championships scratch every itch a sports fanatic could possibly want tending to, and what makes things even better from an armchair perspective is that everything happens in short, sharp bursts.

There are six rainbow jerseys up for grabs today, with the Glasgow BMX Centre set to host the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals of the men’s and women’s junior, under-23 and elite BMX races.

The riders have to fight on all fronts on a 400m minefield of a course, featuring high-speed bends and gravity-defying jumps, in as fast a time as possible, all while desperately trying not to collide in mid-air with a competitor.

The adjudicated Freestyle Park and Freestyle Flatland turned Glasgow Green into the cool capital of the UCI Cycling World Championships. In the Park event, the riders got two 60-second rounds to land as many backflips, 360s, tailwhips, no-handers and as-yet-unnamed tricks as possible, with combinations, wall rides and sky-high launches off ramps thrown in for good measure. 

Flatland requires even more outrageous imagination, with riders having to wow the crowd on an empty platform. More like a rap battle or breakdance contest than a sports event, each performance lasts between two and three minutes, more than enough to inspire you to have a go in the backyard and pick up a few bruises for your troubles. If you missed it, we strongly recommend catching the highlights!

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

2023 BMX World Championships schedule

(All times BST)


Sunday, August 13
BMX Racing Championships Finals

How to watch a FREE BMX World Championships live stream

One of the best things about the UCI Cycling World Championships is that they're completely free to watch in lots of countries around the world. For example:

UKBBC iPlayer

Australia SBS

Belgium Sporza

FranceFrance TV Sport

Italy Rai Sport

Spain RTVE

If you're from any of the countries listed above but you're abroad right now, don't worry about missing out on that free coverage. All you need to do is subscribe to a VPN to watch a free BMX World Championships live stream and re-connect to your home streaming coverage.

How to watch BMX World Championships from outside your country

If you're abroad right now and struggling to tap into your usual coverage, you'll want a VPN. This'll help you circumvent the geo-blocking that will try to stop you watching a BMX World Championships live stream in particular parts of the world.

They're a useful means of getting around this issue, are cheap, and easy to set-up as well. Here's how it's done.

Use a VPN to watch BMX World Championships 2023 from anywhere


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How to use a VPN to watch BMX World Championships 2023

Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three...

1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN.

2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location, eg: 'UK' for BBC iPlayer.

3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home - BBC iPlayer for Brits abroad.

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How to watch BMX World Championships for FREE in the UK


In the UK, the majority of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships action is being shown across BBC Two, BBC Three and the BBC Red Button, and that of course includes coverage of the BMX World Championships. 

That means you can watch a 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. Currently travelling overseas?

Use ExpressVPN to watch BBC iPlayer from abroad.

Hardcore cycling fans who don't mind spending a bit of money for comprehensive coverage may want to turn to Discovery+ or GCN+ instead.

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

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Live stream BMX World Championships for FREE in Australia


Every event of the BMX World Championships is being live streamed for free in Australia via SBS on Demand.

It's the streaming offshoot of SBS Viceland, which is televising select UCI Cycling World Championships events. 

Outside Australia but want your usual coverage? Use ExpressVPN to watch your favourite streaming services from anywhere on the planet. 

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How to watch BMX World Championships: live stream in the US


Cycling fans in the US can watch the BMX World Championships live on FloBikes

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

If you're currently out of the US but still want to watch coverage of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, don't forget to explore the VPN route set out above.

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How to live stream BMX World Championships in Canada


FloBikes is the place to watch the BMX World Championships in Canada.

A subscription costs US$150 per year (roughly CA$200), which works out at US$12.50 per month (roughly CA$17).

Not in Canada to catch that FloBikes stream? Use a VPN to make sure you don't miss a moment. 

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.