Archie is top Scot at Scottish Downhill Championship

Archie Ferguson topped the podium in the Juvenile section of the Scottish Downhill Championships.

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Inverlochy mountain biker Archie Ferguson was crowned Scottish Champion at Fort William’s World Cup Downhill track at the weekend.

Archie flying high in Fort William.

As well as coming top Scot in the Juvenile section the 14-year-old took third place overall in his category in the Scottish Downhill Association (SDA) third round race, one of several podium finishes for his West Highland Wheelers club.

Speaking after his amazing achievement Archie said he was ‘over the moon’ with the result.

‘What an awesome weekend of racing and riding,’ he added.

‘What a privilege it was getting to race again on my home turf and seeing everyone at their best.

‘I am super stoked to have finished up where I did and congratulations to all my friends who made the podiums also.

‘A massive thank you to everyone who made this race possible, SDA, and everyone who brought along good vibes by cheering us on.’

Archie posted a winning time of 5:24.968 in the SDA’s longest, most gruelling and best supported event.

The track is physical and demanding and mentally draining. From the top riders are launched into the battle zone with unstrategically placed boulders, loose rocks and tight berms.

Also from West Highland Wheelers, Alan Cameron was third in the Juvenile section for the Scottish Championship and his sister Nina Cameron was second for the the same in the Youth category and third in the SDA Junior Women’s section.

Cory Muir took the third podium spot for Youth (Scottish Championship ) while Kai Frost also raced.

Archie with WHW clubmate Sean Petig and baby Alfie.

Sean Petig, who hasn’t raced for seven years, came third in the SDA Senior Men’s catergory while Alistair MacLennan took second overall Veteran in the SDA.

The fourth and final round of the SDA takes place at Glenshee on October 2-3.