The Nissan UCI Mountain Bike World Cup returns to Scotland in 2009, when Fort William hosts a round of the competition over the weekend of June 6-7.

Global stars on the mountain biking circuit will descend on Fort William for the eighth annual extreme free sports event.

The Nevis Range Ski Area, 9km from Fort William, will once again provide the backdrop to the event?s Downhill and 4 Cross contests, with reigning British World Champions Gee Atherton (Elite Men), Rachel Atherton (Elite Women) and Josh Bryceland (Junior Men) amongst those set to thrill the crowds.

Last year?s event attracted more than 400 riders from 35 different countries, and over 16,000 spectators.

As host to rounds of the World Cup series since 2002, Fort William has established itself as one of the best international mountain bike competition venues in the world regularly winning the Best UCI (International Cycling Union) World Cup Event and IMTTO (International Mountainbike Teams, Technical Support and Organisers) Best Mountain Bike Event in the World.

Tickets for the event will be available from March 23. Find out more or register for email updates at www.fortwilliamworldcup.co.uk.

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