Fort William World Cup set for 2018 return

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Organisers of the Fort William leg of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup have today announced the event will gear up for its return to Lochaber in 2018.

The Fort William event, which was recently named as the best downhill mountain bike event on the World Cup circuit in 2017, will see more than 20,000 spectators from around the world descend on the spiritual home of downhill mountain bike racing for a truly unique weekend of adrenaline pumping gravity action.

As the only UK leg of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, the event is set to take place on the slopes of Aonach Mor at Nevis Range on Saturday June 2 and Sunday 3.

Mike Jardine, from organisers Rare Management, said: ‘Over the past 16 years we’ve worked with our partners to establish the Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup’s reputation as a world-class spectacle and event experience for all the family. In that time, we’ve witnessed many memorable moments of phenomenal downhill action, especially when the final riders drop into the finish arena.

‘The event brings elite riders, teams and spectators from all over the world to the Scottish Highlands, where they can enjoy a great experience and the legendary Fort William atmosphere.’

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Greg Minaar was the fastest male at last year’s World Cup stage at Fort William. NO F49 MTB WC 01. Photo: Ian MacLellan.