Fort William Highland Mountain Bike World Cup
The famous event had been voted the greatest Downhill World Cup occasion by cycling’s intercontinental governing body, the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale), following a record-breaking 12 months for downhill hill cycle racing in Scotland.
Almost 22, 000 fans witnessed Great Britain’s Rachel Atherton and South Africa’s Greg Minnaar win the women’s and men’s activities last Summer in what was described by many among the most notable downhill globe cups when you look at the sport’s history.
Organisers Rare Management are actually gearing up for next year’s occasion and now have verified Early Bird tickets are now actually on sale, utilizing the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and BUFF® 4X professional Tour going back on 3 – 4 Summer, 2017.
Including drawing record crowds, which practiced spectacular gravity activity in marvelous sunlight, the fifteenth Fort William hill bicycle World Cup won over UCI voters for its uncompromising downhill training course on the slopes of Aonach Mor, its occasion organisation and unique atmosphere including emotional farewells to legendary cyclists of the sport.
To add to the awards, there was clearly a Hall of Fame honor within present Mountain Biking Scotland seminar, recognising the inspiration plus the profile it offers generated when it comes to recreation.
Occasion organiser, Mike Jardine from Rare Management, said: “We’re positively thrilled having claimed intercontinental recognition since the UCI’s ideal World Cup occasion for 2016. This accolade is an enormous boost towards event’s profile even as we launch Early Bird admission sales for 2017 World Cup, and cements Scotland as well as the Highland’s world-class reputation and standing as a bike-friendly location for visitors from around the world.
“This year’s occasion was extremely special and surpassed all our expectations. The award is testament toward time and effort of most of our partners, sponsors, cyclists, volunteers and fans whom continue steadily to get this occasion a really renowned and special knowledge for all your family.”
Supported by EventScotland and the Highland Council, it's the tenth time the big event has obtained a Downhill World Cup prize. As a whole it has claimed 29 UK and International prizes since 2002.
Occurring in the Nevis Range skiing area, 9km from Fort William, it's regarded a must-see event on the Scottish sporting calendar and consistently deliver a massive economic boost to Highland tourism delivering around £33m into the economic climate since 2002.
Stuart Turner, Head of EventScotland, stated: “It’s great to see that the accolades only keep coming for UCI hill bicycle World Cup in Fort William, with unquestionably already been one of several leading events to happen in Scotland for a number of years.
“Its choice as Downhill World Cup of the season, along with its induction to your Scottish Mountain Biking Hall of Fame, is indicative of the popularity among the mountain cycling fraternity plus the average man or woman, and then we are delighted to offer our continued assistance through EventScotland’s Overseas Programme.”
Commander of the Lochaber Committee, Councillor Thomas MacLennan included their congratulations. He stated: “The Highland Council features supported the function from Year 1. It has been an inspiration to local kids with since gone on to become a number of the top riders in similar events around the world.
“The group do a good job in not merely maximising the commercial advantages to local businesses additionally increasing the profile for the sport. Whilst the crowds of people grow bigger every year, therefore too does the reputation of the complete Lochaber area. Hill bicycle enthusiasts of all of the capabilities see our forest tracks all year round and relish the chance to compare how the world's best tackle the point built courses they drive. The Highland Council is delighted because of the continued success of the UCI World Cup occasions and Lochaber people look forward to inviting spectators and competitors back."
Followers looking to secure tickets early can book today at a reduced rate through the Early Bird pass provide which will be readily available until December 31. Purchasing today guarantees access to the Nevis Range gondola which travels above the downhill training course involving the start and finish.