22-23 May 2021

In 2020 the world changed and so much of what we used to do hit the buffers.

For the first time in 19 years, the global mountain bike community couldn’t assemble in the Scottish Highlands as public health and safety became the absolute priority.

But racing has finally taken place at the World Championships in Leogang (AUT) – and what a race! Reece Wilson (from the Scottish Borders) is Downhill World Champion after an amazingly dominant run in incredibly testing conditions. Other notable top 10 Brit results were Bernard Kerr (5th), Greg Williamson (7th) and in the women’s race, Fort William’s Mikayla Parton’s 5th.

Looking ahead to 2021 in a positive move, the UCI and organisers have agreed an 8 event World Cup calendar which heralds a return to Fort William on 22-23 May. The Fort William excitement will be even higher with a home World Champion to cheer on – can Reece take a Fort William win as the reigning World Champion?

We will work with the UCI, Scottish Government and local agencies to put in place appropriate measures which will be in line with the guidance in place at the time.

Further details of the event will be confirmed later in the year.

If you hold tickets for the 2020 event, these will be valid for 2021. You will be contacted with more details in November.