The second round of the World Cup is rapidly approach, well it's ten days away, but that's not far off. More importantly Peaty and the rainbow stripes are heading home, so now we get to cheer on our own World Champion in his own backyard.

Here's a little reminder of what went on last year. For details on the new track mods, cheap merchandise and the like, check out the full press release below... More Mountain Biking Videos >>

The world of Downhill Rock and roll is getting closer! Riders are training hard, course work is being frantically progressed, bands are tuning guitars. Have you booked your tickets, accommodation and sorted your travel plans?

Advance tickets still available

If you book tickets online (saving on walk-up prices) before Thursday this week they will still be sent out by post. Online bookings will still be taken after Thursday but will have to be collected on arrival <Fort Bill info/>


Lots of changes have been made to the notorious Nevis Range Downhill this year, with some major new sections in the top half of the course. The changes have been designed by UCI Technical Delegate Chris Ball and constructed by leading trail builder Mark Hedderwick and the Nevis Range track team.

The changes are part of a two year phased programme of upgrades and new features to keep the Fort William course at the forefront of course design as well as providing a more sustainable track in a tough mountain environment.

20% discount offer with Dare 2b

Fort William World Cup sponsor Dare 2b have not only kitted out all the event crew with some very desirable kit, they’re offering all subscribers a chance for a 20% discount on online purchases. Just go to, take a look at their range of clothing that’s perfect for the mountain sports enthusiast, make your order and then just enter promo code MBWC20 at the checkout.

Alpine Bikes

There’s loads of good reasons to visit the Alpine Bikes stand in the World Cup Village, including:

FREE Dirt School Trail Skills taster sessions Saturday & Sunday 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm*

* Limited spaces available please email: to book your place.

FREE bike maintenance classes Saturday & Sunday 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm*

* Limited spaces available please email: to book your place.

WIN a Saracen Myst 2011 downhill mountain bike worth £2000 at the Alpine Bikes tent at the World Cup (Sign up at the Alpine Bikes tent in the sponsors area for your chance to win - bike available August 2010).

If you're taking your bike along to the World Cup you can leave your bike for FREE in the Alpine Bikes bike park - just remember to bring your lock.

MESSLESS at the World Cup

As well as being a commendable objective for the World Cup itself, MESSLESS is also an event that takes place close to the World Cup, providing a Festival vibe in idyllic surroundings.

The MESSLESS weekend will celebrate all aspects of the local culture providing food made from locally sourced products; seafood from the lochs, organic beef from the glens all with a focus on environmental awareness..hence the name.

Located at Torlundy to the World Cup Messless is offering:

Camping – just turn up or email

There are three separate sections...the family area.....very quiet and secluded for the ideal family break...the young ones......for groups....the back field..... for the evening’s silent disco and other festival entertainments. No complaining about noise at this one.

Provisonal programme

Friday blasts off with OPTIMO live at the BA club

Saturday there’s comedy night at the BA Club with MARK Nelson, Gary Little, Mikey Adams and compare Rev Obidia

Saturday – at the campsite there’s the RED BARN with top international DJs spinning the best in house music through to the small hours of the morning.