Innerleithen MTB Racing is delighted to announce a return of the iXS European Downhill Cup to Innerleithen. This is the biggest downhill race in the UK outside the World Cup at Fort William and follows the huge success of the event held at Innerleithen in 2010 when over 300 competitors raced on a specially constructed one-off track through Traquair Forest, watched by several thousand spectators. Many of the World’s top riders are expected to compete as next year’s event takes place a week after the Fort William event.
Innerleithen is recognised as a World Class downhill venue and that recognition coupled with the success of 2010 has seen the series return for 2012. A purpose built track will again be constructed specifically for the event with a fantastic mix of natural lines and manmade features. The event arena will be the focus for competitors and spectators alike with lots to do, see, buy and try. The event weekend will include a Film Night, Dual Slalom and Pump Track competitions and a Mini-Downhill event for under 16’s. Free entry for spectators over the three days gives access to all the action as well as on-site catering, kids skills area, timber tester track and trade stands.
The main event is a traditional downhill event with uplift service over the three days. Practice on the Friday with further practice and qualifying on the Saturday will be followed by final practice and race runs on Sunday.