Fort William World Cup takes home ‘Best Sporting Event’ – Thistle Awards

Last night at the 25th annual Scottish Thistle Awards the Fort William UCI Mountain Bike World Cup received the award for ‘Best Sporting Event’.

The Thistle Awards, often referred to as the “Scottish Tourism Oscars” are organised by Visit Scotland and are considered the a fantastic occasion to celebrate the best events within Scotland over the past year.

After winning the Highland and Island Tourism Awards for the best sporting event category last year, the Fort William UCI Mountain Bike World Cup was nominated for the Thistle Award under the best sporting event category.  Also nominated for the award were:

Scottish National Age Group Swimming Championships, Aberdeen
Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair 2016, Fort William
Fort William UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
Edinburgh Marathon Festival
The 145th Open, Royal Troon

The award was presented by professional downhill and 4x mountain bike champion Scott Beaumont pictured below (left) with the event organisers from Rare Management Ltd, and the Nevis Range Centre.