The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup takes place in Fort William on 5/6 June and will see the world’s best riders take on one of the toughest Downhill and 4x challenges in the world.

The Fort William courses are consistently voted the best in the world for their tough rock gardens and drop-offs, not to mention the spectacular scenery of mountains, sea lochs and islands in the upper reaches of the Aonach Mor, the UK’s 9th highest peak. This year, the organisers are upgrading the massive 555m Downhill course with new features and jumps to ensure that this is the most challenging and exciting event in the 2010 calendar.

Spectators are not only attracted by the exciting, high class cycling action, the World Cup Village is a hive of activity with special offers such as free bike checks, competitions, demonstrations, entertainment and the chance to try out the latest bikes in the World Cup Bike Test Area.

The event is always extremely busy with cyclists, support teams and spectators, and demand for the best viewing spots, accommodation is always high, as hotels, guest houses, and campsites are regularly full well in advance.