The greatest gravity-fuelled mountain biking event on the Planet.
The action takes place in the shadow of Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain, at the Nevis Range Ski Area located 10km from the highland town of Fort William, the Outdoor Capital of the UK.
One of the best things to do in between watching the race action is to saunter through the World Cup Village. As well as the obvious food and drink options (include local specialities), there are over 100 individual companies and organisations laid out over 6 square kilometres for you to peruse. The area nearest the finish is full of sponsors, activities, shops and demonstration activities - don't forget you to bring a little cash in case you see something special to buy, including World Cup Merchandise
Alpine Bikes, Basecamp Mountain Bikes, Big Bobble Hats, Biketart, Buffera Ltd, Burgtec, Cognation MTB Trails, Commencal Bicycles, Continental, Dare 2b, Dare 2b Pump Track Challenge, Developing Mtn Biking in Scotland, Dirt Mountainbike Magazine, Empire Cycles Ltd, Exempt Clothing, Fibrax, Formula, E13, DVO, Fox Head, Gamut, GoPro, Haven Distribution, Hedcamz, Highland Bikes, Ibis, POC, Clifbar,, Intrepid Apparel, Kenda, Onza,, Launch Components, Librance, Monsterbike, Monster Energy, Nevis Range MTB Trail Centre, One Industries, 661, Panaracer, Camelbak, Pro, Saint, Santa Cruz Bicycles, Saracen, SDA Races, Shimano, Singletrack, Superstar Components, Transition, BOS, Kali Protectives, Unior Tools, Urban Pirate, VisitScotland, World Cup Merchandise
Of course, much of the World Cup Village consists of the teams themselves and the technical support required to keep the riders and their bikes up and running over the weekend. There's lots to see and do in this pit area and many of the riders are more than happy to sign programmes or t-shirts, so don't be too shy to ask. Here's a taste of who's coming to town:
4X ProTour, adidas eyewear, Alpine Commencal Austria, Alpinestars, Australian DH Team, Blackthorn GT, CG Racing Brigade, Chain Reaction Cycles/ Nukeproof, Commencal Riding Addiction, Crankbrothers, Cycling Ireland, Danny Hart/Giant Racing, Devinci Global Racing, Dirt Norco Race Team, DT Swiss, Evil CK Racing Evian, Evil Team Germany, FMD Racing, Fox, Gareth Brewin, Gary Williamson, Gates Nicolai Team, German National Team/Benny Strasser, Ghost Factory Racing, Giant Factory Off-Road Team, Gstaad Scott, GT / 360 Degrees, GT Factory Racing, Harry Heath, Hope Technology, Hutchinson UR Team, Kona Bikes, Leatt, Madison Saracen DH Team, Mavic, MS Mondraker Team, Norwegian National DH Team, Orange Bikes, Pivot Cycles, Portugal, Roc VTT Oz en Oisans, Rose Vaujany, RRP Ghost, RSP 4X Team, Sam Dale, Santa Cruz Syndicate, SC Intense, Schwalbe, Sodicycle Project, Specialized Racing, SRAM, Team Bulls, Team Lac Blanc Scott, Team Lapierre Gravity Republic, Team Morzine Avoriaz/Haute Savoie, Team Norco International, Team Stuttard, Team W-Racing, Topcycle by Trek, Trek World Racing, Unior Tools Team, Yeti Fox Factory Race Team
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