Scotland is gearing up to host its biggest and best mountain biking event yet and today (Wednesday 4 April) one of the leading names in the sport showcased skills spectators can expect to see on 9 - 10 June.

Danny Hart, who stormed to the title of World Downhill Champion last year, took to the Scottish stage to show off the tricks of his trade for the official launch of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, which attracts over 20,000 spectators to the ski area at Nevis Range near Fort William each year.

Hart said: “For me Fort William is one of the best events of the season. All the riders look forward to heading to Scotland because the track is so good and the atmosphere is just incredible.

“One of my main ambitions for 2012 is to register a win on the World Cup tour, so it’d be amazing to do it in front of a home crowd in Fort William.”

In addition to the adrenaline-packed Downhill and Four-Cross action, fans will be able to enjoy an enhanced spectator experience to celebrate the Year of Creative Scotland. The new digital hub will house interactive online activities whilst the World Cup Village will play host to some of Scotland’s top live music acts.

Tickets are on sale now, priced from just £8 for children (aged 6-17) and £14 for adults, and can be purchased by logging onto

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