The 4X format aims to bring the key features of downhill mountain biking into a short head to head race that is gladiatorial in character and incredibly exciting to watch. Four riders start together and battle down a custom built course of berms, jumps, step-ups and other testing features. The two fastest proceed to the next round, knock-out style, until the ultimate winner is crowned.
In 2002 Fort William held the very first UCI 4X World Cup. Eleven years later and the course has been doubled in length to create one of the most amazing and atmospheric sporting arenas on the planet. Fans will be picking their spot during the day, ready for the evening finals.
A major realignment of the middle section of the course in 2011 improved overtaking opportunities leading into the spectacular natural rock section – the “Rock Garden”.
Have a look at the 4X Spectator Map.