Get Involved

For people and brands looking for a deeper involvement with the World Cup, there are various options to consider.

Volunteer for crew

The World Cup only happens thanks to the dedication and enthusiasm of the World Cup Crew – the volunteers who congregate in Fort William every year to deliver the best mountain bike event on the planet. There are a range of roles – from keeping the site tidy to marshalling, from checking VIP access to being a Doping chaperone. Every single crew member plays a vital part in the overall success of the event.

Applications for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup: Fort William will open soon.

Follow us on Facebook for updates regarding volunteering.

Any questions, drop an email to Amanda: amanda@raremanagement.co.uk

Back in 2014 Andy and Jonny Ashworth made a great behind-the-scenes movie of the World Cup Crew in action. It’s still relevant, so take a look at Behind the Bill here.

 

Apply Now!


Here’s what joining the crew requires:

  • You must be at least 16 years old (sorry we can’t recruit anybody under the age of 16, no exceptions)
  • You must be at least 18 years old to be a course marshal
  • You should be hardworking, enthusiastic and prepared to take on all roles as directed by team leader
  • You must be prepared to work long hours whatever the weather conditions
  • You don’t need experience but if you have specific skills, other languages or have volunteered at the World Cup before please tell us!
  • You must volunteer for a minimum of 2 days including Saturday and Sunday

In return you will receive:

  •  Volunteer ‘goody bag’ including several items of branded clothing – your uniform
  • Packed lunches/food vouchers
  • Daily expenses allowance OR accommodation
  • Our eternal gratitude!
Exhibit in Village

Booking Space in the World Cup Village

The World Cup Village features two areas where companies can have a presence – the Tech area and Expo area. The Tech area is for companies providing team and rider support.

The Expo area is for companies who want to make an impact in UK mountain biking or are looking for a great selling opportunity to thousands of committed mountain bikers.

Bookings for the 2020 World Cup Expo and Team Pit Space for the 2020 World Cup are open. Booking forms are available for download here. Any enquiries  regarding bookings should be to lesley@raremanagement.co.uk.

Please note, space in the Expo area is at a premium and sells out within several days of going on sale.

Become a Sponsor

If you are looking for an association with a dynamic, extremely successful international event in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, with great personalities, images and global TV coverage, get in touch.

There will be around 250 riders from 25 nations plus thousands of spectators from all over the UK and a global TV audience of millions. The World Cup is an ideal vehicle for activation and branding.

A document outlining key Sponsorship Information opportunities can be obtained from Rare Management, the World Cup organiser since 2002. It is intended as the starting point for discussions to create the right package of activities and benefits appropriate to each sponsor’s needs. To discuss all sponsorship opportunities or arrange a presentation, please contact Mike Jardine or Lesley Beck on 0131 555 3820.

Expo Area

Companies can also book space in the Expo area (link to Expo page) to retail or promote to event visitors. Download the Village Booking Form and Village Booking Information.

Links we like

Title Sponsor

Mercedes Benz
4X


Main Sponsors

Shimano
HSBC British Cycling


Official Sponsors

GoPro
Oakley
Mitas


Supporting Partners

EventScotland
Highland Council
VisitScotland


Venue and Facilities

Nevis Range
Forestry Commission Scotland


Official Suppliers

Endura
Silverline
Shand
Nevis Range


Governing Bodies

UCI (International Cycling Union)
British Cycling
Scottish Cycling 


Fort William Links

The Outdoor Capital of the UK
Visit Fort William
About Lochaber
School of Adventure Studies – West Highland College


Website Images

Images on the World Cup website were supplied by the following photographers:

Phunkt
Charné Hawkes


Other links we like

If you want to catch up on the latest mountain bike news, gossip and the progress of the stars try some of these sites:

4X Pro Tour
Pink Bike
Vital MTB
Singletrack
Dirt Magazine
Mountain Bike Northern Ireland
Gravity Slaves
MBUK
Ride.io
Bicyclemania.co.uk
onrock.co.uk
BikeRadar
Cut Media
Freecaster
Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland
Scotland Mountain Bike
Red Bull – Lots of videos to download
Trail Scotland