Scottish Cycling will again be hosting the final of its Mini Downhill (DH) Series at the UCI Fort William Downhill MTB World Cup in June.
The series comprises of five events throughout Scotland. These events have been chosen to cover Scotland as best as possible to provide a variety of different courses and experiences.
At the Fort William World Cup the world’s best riders come to Britain’s only international level competition track to race in front of huge crowds of cheering fans, and therefore it only seems fitting to host the final of the Mini Downhill Series at the event.
Downhill mountain bike is a fast and exciting sport pitting rider and machine against the clock. Each rider rides a set course comprising of jumps, drops, roots, rocks, twists and turns. They aim to complete the course in the fastest time possible.
Mini Downhill (Mini DH) is just like the real thing but smaller. Shorter courses, smaller bikes and younger riders but it has all of the passion, excitement and drama of racing!
The Mini Downhill Series provides a pathway for aspiring young downhill riders to get their first taste of downhill racing;
Mike Jardine, World Cup organiser said:
“We are delighted that Scottish Cycling is hosting the final of their Mini Downhill Series at the Fort William UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup again this year. It is great to have the next generation of Downhill Mountain Bikers race just metres from some of the best racers in the world.”
Craig Burn, Scottish Cycling Chief Executive said:
“Major events like the Fort William UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup are crucial to the development of cycle sport in Scotland. These events throw the sport in the limelight as thousands of people travel to watch the best riders in the world compete. It is great that we can host the final of our Mini Downhill Series alongside this fantastic event, inspiring the next generation.”
For more information on the Mini Downhill Series please click here.