4X Course

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. Fifteen 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.

Re-modelling of various sections of the course have improved overtaking opportunities and created the spectacular natural rock section – the “Rock Garden”. This encourages exciting overtaking moves before the final turn into the finish straight.

Have a look at the 2017 4X Spectator Map – to be updated.