Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup to feature on BBC

Adventure Show presenters, from left, Adventure Show new team Dougie Vipond, Lauren MacCallum and Patrick Winterton. NO F23 Adventure Show new team Dougie Vipond Lauren MacCallum Patrick Winterton.

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One of the most exhilarating mountain biking events on the world calendar took place in Fort William at the weekend and all the excitment and thrills of the event can be relived again on BBC Scotland this Friday night (June 7), at 7pm, as part of the channel’s new Adventure Show series.

This new series of the Adventure Show is presented by Dougie Vipond who has been part of the team since 2005, and new co-presenters are Patrick Winterton and Lauren MacCallum.

After serving in the Royal Marines and time as a physiotherapist, former Olympian Winterton, who lives in Oban,  now works as a sports broadcaster covering winter sports, kayaking and adventure.

He is a pioneer in the sea kayaking world with extensive expeditions around the islands and unprecedented crossings from Scotland to the Faroe islands, and Norway.

Executive Producer Richard Else commented: ‘The Adventure Show series has grown an audience interested in extreme sports here in Scotland.

‘We started out 16 years ago as a programme on late at night and now we are on prime time. We have brought extreme sports to everyone’s living room.

‘It’s created a great interest in watching ordinary people do extra ordinary things in extreme sports. We are very excited about our new series on the new BBC Scotland Channel. ‘