Alpine Bikes Fort William Scotland
Off Overcome Downhill Track - Orange Extreme
- Place: Nevis Number and Leanachan Forest
- Kick Off Point: Nevis Range Gondola Top Facility
- Trail Length: 2.82km
- Time forced: 4 to thirty minutes
- Route Type:
- Grade: Orange Ext
- O.S. Map:
- Parking: At Nevis Range Carpark
The Off Beat Downhill is some sort of prominent location, hosting World Cups from 2002 - 2014, therefore the World Championships in 2007.
Fast, rough and rugged is the greatest description of program, at 2.82km lengthy with a straight fall of 525 metres, it's very lengthy and physical. Good riders simply take 4-5 minutes, though many skilled riders can ride the course in their own time, as it's perhaps not also technical. Speed together with real discipline associated with the course is the reason why it a fun, challenging run.
From the start, the program traverses over the side of the mountain over some boardwalk areas and is quickly with some berms, before losing down a series of stone falls and coach stops designed to slow cyclists down. From right here it gets steeper and rougher, coming quickly into several smooth berms, broken up with stone gardens and stone pieces.
Getting quicker and rougher again, this course falls down rollable rock actions that quickly bikers can clear. To the woods, this course gets more twisty and all-natural, with a few surprises thrown in - look out for the two wall trips and the 'Hazzard Hoofer' lake space. The program after that slowly flattens aside for a quick length. The last stretch, understand given that motorway is quite fast, with big step lows and gap jumps, before falling along the 'Off overcome Wall' to complete over the triple.
This course is most effective to higher level downhillers, though most able riders will nevertheless appreciate it! Also, the full downhill bicycle will get the most from the track, but any good hill bike will bring you down, simply take it easy!
The track is open every day between mid-may and mid September, 10.15am until 3.45pm, (except competition and some upkeep days).
Prices for gondola uplift when it comes to 2014 summer months are online now.
Just before ride the track you need to complete and sign a rider participation form - track users under 16 years must get the trademark of a parent or guardian.
Alpine bicycles have a hire shop in the bottom section from approx mid May right through to mid September employing various class downhill and cross country bikes, from basic hardtails to complete suspension system downhill designs. There are lots of free components for sale in the hire store or perhaps in Alpine Bikes in the high-street of Fort WIlliam.