Competitor Info

If you are a competitor or team manager, here is some essential information regarding your visit to Fort William

Schedule
The full competitor Fort William World Cup schedule can be found here. Please note the programme can be subject to change so check you have the latest before you come to Fort William.

Rider Information
The 2017 Rider and Team Manual will be available in April and can be downloaded here.

Village booking
Teams and individual riders can book a pitch in the World Cup Village, subject to space. Booking forms are available here.

Parking
There is limited on-site parking for competitors who do not have a reserved site in the World Cup Village. If your team does not have a pitch in the World Cup Village you can receive a car park pass (no cost), subject to the following conditions:

• No overnight parking
• No awnings or EZ-up type tents
• Only park where designated by event staff
• Drive at walking pace
Parking passes can be collected during rider confirmation.

Mechanic Passes
Solo riders not registered with a team can receive one pass for a mechanic/helper. This can only be collected during confirmation.

Entries
Elite riders with a minimum of 40 UCI downhill points (gained in other UCI registered races) can enter the DHI World Cup. Junior riders, unless signed to a trade team will enter through the national federation, regardless of the number of points that have.
All entries have to go through the national federation (eg British Cycling), except in the case of competitors with UCI registered Trade Teams.
For British riders, opportunities exist for those who have fallen short of the 40 point threshold by applying for a place on the national team. There are 3 elite men/women places and 6 junior men/women places available through a selection process. The qualification criteria and contact details for entries can be found here.
4X – All entries must be made direct to the coordinators of the 4X Pro Tour.

Silverline/Continental DH service
Silver line and Continental will be providing 3 emergency repair stations on the Downhill course during training and qualification. As well offering a basic tool kit they will be able to supply replacement inner tubes from Continental and a track pump, so that you can maximise your training time in case of a puncture. The location of assistance points is shown on the DH course map.

Confirmation
Confirmation for both DH and 4X will take place in the marked room, to the left of the main entrance of the gondola. Please follow signs. Entry fees can be paid using most credit cards (not American Express), UK £ or €.

Site rules
Please help us and all other users of the World Cup Village by obeying the following rules:

• Cycle slowly in the Village, especially during busy periods.
• No vehicle movement is allowed in the village during public opening times on Saturday and Sunday.
• At other times, vehicles should be driven at walking pace only.
• Show your rider wristband at all access points.
• Follow directions and requests from event crew.

Downhill course
2.82km long with a vertical drop of 553m. The start is near the top station of the gondola and the finish is in the World Cup Village.
To access the gondola riders must go to the rear of the gondola station, beside the bike wash. Please obey the directions of gondola staff at all times.
There will be modifications to the middle section of the course, below the deer fence, in 2017.

4X course
The course will be similar to 2016. The 4X shuttle service will start 15 minutes before the start of official training and will depart from the forest road next to the Podium tent. Event crew will attach bikes with cable ties and or straps and then remove them at the top.

Silverline Bike Wash
Located at the rear of the gondola hall.

Doping control
Located behind the Big Screen, next to the podium tent.