View from the Cham­ber

The Oban Times - - News -

THE Out­door Cap­i­tal of the UK is gear­ing up for UCI Moun­tain Bike World Cup 2017 which takes place over the week­end of June 3 and 4.

Lochaber is host to one of the world’s most pres­ti­gious moun­tain bike races, at­tract­ing the world’s best down­hill rid­ers, moun­tain bike en­thu­si­asts and the in­dus­try’s lead­ing spon­sors.

The multi-award-win­ning UCI Moun­tain Bike World Cup in Fort Wil­liam at­tracts around 18,000 fans and has be­come the high­light of the Out­door Cap­i­tal calendar. The UCI World Cup has come to Fort Wil­liam ev­ery year since 2002 (in­clud­ing the World Cham­pi­onships in 2007) and the event has been awarded the UCI Best Down­hill Round on sev­eral oc­ca­sions.

The award, which is voted for by teams, jour­nal­ists, rid­ers, UCI of­fi­cials and spon­sors, takes into ac­count the over­all event – in­clud­ing in­fra­struc­ture, course qual­ity and lo­cal fa­cil­i­ties.

We hope that all of Fort Wil­liam’s in­cred­i­ble tourist busi­nesses will join us in wel­com­ing the thou­sands of en­thu­si­as­tic spec­ta­tors and com­peti­tors and help keep Fort Bill as the num­ber one choice in the moun­tain bik­ing com­mu­nity.

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