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Brits take podium positions at Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup

Brits take podium positions at Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup

Five Brits took podium positions at the Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup, including World Downhill Champions, Danny Hart, Gee Atherton and Tracy Moseley.

The adrenaline packed weekend saw over 18,000 spectators take to the Nevis Range to watch the world’s best riders battle it out for podium position in the 4X and Downhill, resulting in a nail biting finale. This year the action carried on past the finish line as the Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup hosted its first ever festival, Downhill Downtown, featuring Scottish talent, Bwani Junction and The Little Kicks.

With on-site entertainment, sunshine and the Olympic Torch making an appearance, the three day showcase of mountain biking made for a memorable weekend in the Scottish Highlands.

Rock and Roll Success at Mountain Bike World Cup

Around 18,000 fans and families attended the event on 5th and 6th June, where the mix of adrenaline-packed mountain biking, entertainment, sunshine and live ‘rock & roll’ made for a memorable weekend in the Scottish Highlands.

While the 2010 event provided an estimated £2.4 million boost for the Highlands region, the World Cup has generated a total economic impact of £16.5 million since its inception in 2002.

Planning is now already underway for the 2011 event on 4th and 5th June, when hundreds of world-class riders are set to return to the scenic slopes of Aonach Mor and the Nevis Range, just outside Fort William.