For four days this summer, the eyes of the World will be focused on the town of Innerleithen in the Heart of the Tweed Valley, Scotland.
The iXS European Downhill Cup rolls into town for the only UK round of Europe’s premier downhill mountain bike series. Running over four days from 14th—17th June, the World’s best male and female downhill racers will pit their skills against each other at the spiritual home of the UK downhill scene. A number of fringe events will keep spectators and riders entertained and there will even be an appearance by the Olympic Torch!
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 the event takes place a week after the Fort William World Cup. Red Bull TV will be covering the action on the track for broadcast after the event.