MOUNTAIN BIKE WORLD CUP CELEBRATES PAST AND PRESENT CHAMPIONS

Mountain Bike World Cup unveils honorary Chieftains board ahead of anticipated tournament

The biggest names in world downhill mountain biking of past and present were honoured at the renowned Nevis Range venue of the Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup and BUFF® 4X Pro Tour as the countdown continues to this year’s event.

With just four weeks to go until the latest instalment of one of the greatest Mountain Bike events in the world , organisers were joined by current Downhill men’s champion, Gee Atherton, to unveil the ‘Chieftains’ honours board. Gee and World Cup officials were also joined by 2012 Fort William women’s Downhill Champion Emmeline Ragot, 2013 4X Champion Katy Curd and 2007 Junior World Champion Ruaridh Cunningham as their achievements in Mountain Biking were celebrated.

The Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup, now entering its 13th year, is a key fixture in Scotland’s sporting calendar. This year’s event will take place on 7 – 8 June and is set to attract around 300 world class riders and 20,000 spectators to the scenic Scottish Highlands.

Director of Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup organisers Rare Management, Mike Jardine, said: “It’s fitting that athletes who have competed in the Fort William World Cup for over a decade are celebrated here today ahead of what will be another adrenaline filled tournament starting next month.

“The Fort William World Cup Chieftains Board celebrates the outstanding achievements of the world’s best mountain bike riders and is a significant mark of how far the tournament in Fort William has progressed itself.”