Advance publicity for the first ever UCI Mtb World Championships to be staged in the UK next month in Scotland (September 3-9) begin this weekend when the ?Worlds on Tour Trailer? parks up near Peebles and Selkirk.

On Saturday (August 4) the ?Worlds on Tour Trailer? towed by a Nissan Navaro (sponsor) and a publicity team will descend on the Osprey car park, opposite the Hub in the Forest, at Glentress Mountain Bike Centre. This is just outside Peebles on the Scottish Borders.

The trailer moves on to the Merido Marathon Event Village, at Selkirk Rugby Club, that same evening, and for the morning of August 5.

Visitors will be able to find out about travel and accommodation, how to ride the World courses, grab a few freebies, or just lounge around chatting over a coffee or a can of Red Bull.

There?s also a holiday competition to enter.

The UCI Mtb World?s at Fort William in September have attracted 700 riders from 50 nations. They will compete for 19 world titles, in four disciplines, cross-country, downhill, 4-cross and trials.

For ticket information and all the latest news about the 2007 UCI Mountain Bike

World Championships visitwww.fortwilliamworldchamps.co.uk/

Accommodation Booking - Tel: 0845 2255121 (+44 1506 832121 outside

UK), www.visithighlands.com, www.visitscotland.com, www.visit-


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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.