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The Nevis Range Mountain Experience has announced its partnership with Trek Bikes will be extended for another year.
In the past 12 months, Nevis Range and Trek have worked together on a number of initiatives to encourage and develop mountain biking at all levels, while transforming the reach of the home of the Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup into a globally recognised Trek mountain bike destination.
In the past year, Trek has supplied Nevis Range with a fleet of mountain bikes including a number of e-bikes. The e-bikes in particular have been vital to track maintenance and development on all 60km of tracks and trails at the venue.
With Trek’s backing, Nevis Range has supported the development of a number of talented young local riders in their quest to become pro downhill racers.
The support has enabled local athlete Mikayla Parton to step up from the Elite women’s category into Elite downhill racing for the 2019 race season.
As an ambassador for both Nevis Range and Trek, Mikayla is taking on her first UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup races, some National Downhill races and and of select Enduro races across the country.
With Trek’s continued support Nevis Range will now be able to expand the opportunities it can offer to its local development team.
Nevis Range commercial manager Nikki Stafford said: ‘It has been incredible working with Trek these past 12 months and we are excited to be continuing the partnership and looking forward to seeing it build.
‘2018 saw a record number of mountain bikers visit Nevis Range and we played host to some fantastic Trek-led experiences. It’s incredible to see the place grow as a true bike destination and our partnership with Trek definitely allows us to do that.
‘Nevis Range will continue to bring more world class sporting events to Fort William and the Trek partnership significantly enhances our ability to achieve our goals.’