ELITE cyclists will speed through West Fife later this year as the UCI World Cycling Championships arrive in the Kingdom.

The route for the UCI Men's Elite Road Race has been announced and will enter Fife via the Queensferry Crossing as competitors make their way to Glasgow.

Roads in Rosyth, Crombie, Cairneyhill, Torryburn, Low Valleyfield, Culross, and Kincardine will all be affected.

The full route is as follows: Ferrytoll Road, Rosyth; Castle Road, Rosyth; Hilton Road, Rosyth; A985 to Craigwell Path, Crombie; Cairneyhill Roundabout; B9037 through Main Street Torryburn to Main Street Newmills; Main Street and Low Causeway, Low Valleyfield; Low Causeway to Sandhaven to Balgonie West, Culross; C5 Culross to Longannet Roundabout to Toll Road, Kincardine; Feregait, Kincardine to Kilbagie Roundabout.

Credit: Fife Council. 

Upon leaving Kincardine, the race will take the first exit at Kilbagie Roundabout and cross the Clackmannanshire Bridge.

The race will take place at the same time as ongoing works to replace an 80-metre section of the Kincardine Bridge.

The event will take place on August 6 and the race will enter Fife at approximately 10am.

Rolling road closures will be used to cause as little disruption as possible.

Police motorcycles will be ahead of the riders to stop any traffic from entering the route and allow the race to pass.

Once through, roads will reopen.

On the day of the event, there will be no access to the affected areas between 9.45am and 11am.

Spectators are welcome to attend but must be in place before 10am and stand on recognised footways.

There are no designated viewing points, and no vehicles are to be parked on the route as this will be a tow-away zone.

Visitors are encouraged to use recognised car parks including Fife Council car parks at Ferrytoll Park and Ride, Torryburn, Low Valleyfield, Culross East, and Balgonie West.

Residents will also be asked to park away from the route for the duration of the event.