UCI Mountain Bike World Cup returns to Fort William in 2016

The multi-award winning Fort William leg of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and BUFF® 4X Pro Tour will return to the Scottish Highlands this year on 4-5 June.

 More than 200 of the sport’s biggest stars, including 2015 World Champions, British rider Rachel Atherton, and France’s Loic Bruni, will be competing as they race against the clock down the slopes of Aonach Mor. Work is underway to add new technical features and jumps to the infamous 2.8km downhill course, while a host of attractions will be on offer to keep fans of all ages entertained.

Recently named by Red Bull as the number one cycling event spectators should attend in 2016, the event is the third stage on the UCI World Cup Downhill calendar. Since the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup first came to the Highlands 14 years ago, more than a quarter of a million fans have descended on Fort William, delivering a £30m boost to the Highland economy since 2002.

Alongside the downhill action, famous trials rider and YouTube record breaker Danny MacAskill will also be in attendance over the weekend with his Drop and Roll Street Trials team. The Red Bull athlete will be wowing the crowds with an array of tricks, which has seen the Scotsman build a huge fan base across the world.

The World Cup Village will be packed with an array of bike manufacturers, bike-wear brands and team sponsors, whilst a fine selection of food and drink stands will keep the crowds fuelled, showcasing the best of Scottish produce.

Prices remain unchanged from last year’s event, with tickets costing from £14 for adults and £8 for children aged 6 – 17 years old. Family packages are also available starting from £36. For more details on the event and to buy tickets, visit www.fortwilliamworldcup.co.uk.

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