The first round of the Mini DH series got off to a great start at Nevis Range in Fort William at the weekend. The action packed day of racing took place on Sunday 22 April, where 9am saw the arrival of eager riders and parents queuing out of the door to register! There was fresh coffee and bacon rolls to keep them fed and watered, and with 30 riders signed up it was set to be a competitive days racing.
A few of the Mini DH competitors eager to get going on the course at Nevis Range.
Photograph: William MacDonald Black Isle MTB
The course was the same Mini DH course that was used at the Fort William World Cup last year, but the trail fairies were busy with the spades on Saturday afternoon to add two new natural sections to the course, making some fresh challenges for the riders.
There was time for each rider to have 3 timed race runs on the course and with places being decided by tenths of a second this extra timed run made for some exciting racing.