Fort William
03 - 05 May 2024
Downhill

Join the thrill and excitement as the world’s best downhill mountain bikers gear up for the WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series Fort William. It’s all eyes on Fort William as mountain bike fans from all over the world anticipate the season opener of the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup.


Make sure you don’t miss out on the ultimate weekend of mountain bike racing from the 03-05 May, as we look ahead to the return of the legendary WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series event.

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There are few venues in mountain biking as storied as the inimitable Fort William in Scotland. Nestled at the foot of Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak, Fort William earned its place in the sport’s history after hosting no less than 20 UCI Downhill World Cups and two UCI Downhill World Championships. And it’s back for 2024. 


On May 3-5, the fastest riders in the world will once more converge on this iconic track, at the opening downhill round of the WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series 2024, and you can be there.  


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Ticket Information: WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series Fort William 03 - 05 May 2024 

For any ticketing queries, please contact  

worldcup@nevisrange.co.uk

 
Full ticketing terms and conditions can be found here. 


VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN! 


How to apply? 

Complete the online application form to volunteer at the WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series Fort William. We’ll review applications as we receive them, and may close early if we receive an exceptionally high volume – so make sure you apply in good time to avoid disappointment! 


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*Applications close on 15 March. 




This years’ running of the WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series in Fort William is set to be one of the biggest in its history. 
 
Join with up to 200 like-minded volunteers to help deliver the opening round of the UCI Downhill World Cup, as one of the must-see events on the Scottish sporting calendar returns to Fort William from May 3 - 5 this year.   
 
Volunteers can apply to help play their part in running this iconic event via the link below, from Friday 23rd February.   

Could you help deliver ultimate weekend of mountain bike racing in Fort William? 
 
Here are the key details, and you can find more information via the FAQs below. 
 
Location: Nevis Range, Fort William

Dates: May 3-5 (with a limited number of shifts and roles available to support from April 29 onwards). 

 

What’s included? 

- £30 per day expenses 

- Crew Tee 

- Free lunch 

- Very limited camping (tents only) 

 

What will volunteers do at the WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series Fort William? 


As a member of the volunteer team, you will be vital to the success of this iconic event. Responsible for providing vital support that helps run the event for the thousands of spectators and world’s best downhill riders. Volunteer roles include everything from race marshalling, venue transport, and broadcast support to spectator services, anti-doping chaperones and media volunteers. A full list of roles is available via the application form below. 


You won't be able to choose exactly what you do, but we do ask you to highlight which positions you are interested in and your relevant skills and experience on the application form, which will help us allocate the most suitable role to you. 


If you have any questions about volunteering at the WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series Fort William, please have a read through our full list of FAQs below, and if you can’t find what you’re looking for you can reach us at mtb.volunteers@wbd.com 

What can I expect from volunteering at the WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series Fort William? 
As well as gaining valuable skills, making new friends and playing an important role in delivering one of the must see events on the Scottish sporting events calendar, you’ll also receive: - £30 per day expenses  - Crew Tee  - Free lunch  - Camping (tents only and places are strictly limited) 

 
Is there a minimum age to volunteer at the WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series Fort William? 
Volunteers must be 18+ by the time they start working with us 

 
Do I need any experience to volunteer? 
No experience is needed. During the selection process we’ll review suitability for each volunteering position. Don’t be put off if you haven’t volunteered before. We’ll provide you with all the tools and training you need.    We'd also love to welcome back those who have volunteered at this and other events in the past too! 


Are there any minimum criteria that have to be met to apply? 
You’ll need to be 18 by the time you start working with us on site Fluent in English Have arranged local accommodation during the event, or live within the region (there are very limited camping pitches, available to book on a first come first serve basis only, so please ensure you have planned ahead) Be willing to participate in (virtual) training ahead of the event. We may also arrange a couple of in-person sessions ahead of the event for volunteers to attend. 

 
What do I need to apply and how long does it take? 
We’ll need some personal details, and a few minutes to answer some application form questions. You’re welcome to include a profile picture with your application too, but if you’d prefer not to this won't prevent you from applying. You’re welcome to add this to your profile later, after submission.   


Can I volunteer with a friend or family member? 
The registration process is for individuals, but we will attempt to have a flexible scheduling process so you can work near your friends and family. However, due to operational requirements, it’s not something we can guarantee. 

 
I have accessibility requirements (e.g. limited mobility, wheelchair user, neurodivergent, hard of hearing), can I volunteer?  
We want to make sure volunteering at the WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series Fort William is for everyone and that anyone can apply. Please make us aware of your requirements during your application and we will work with you to try to allocate a suitable role. 

 
What time commitment is required? 
Volunteers will need to participate in at least 1 full day shift Shift times vary but tend to be full days, starting between 7am and 9am, and finishing between 4.30pm and 6pm. If you can only do part of the day, make sure to let us know in your application.   


What roles are available? 
We’re looking for volunteers to support with event delivery across a range of different areas, including but not limited to: Accreditation Volunteers  Anti-Doping Chaperone - Broadcast Support Volunteers Campsite/ Rural Complex Volunteer  Hospitality Volunteers  Media Volunteers Race Marshals Rider Confirmation Volunteers Spectator Services Team Member Timing Volunteers  Venue Transport Volunteers Volunteer Drivers Workforce Volunteers   


If I am interested in a particular role or area, and/or have experience, how do I let you know?   
As part of your application, you’ll be able to select your top two areas of interest and highlight your relevant experiences. 

 
Is accommodation provided for Volunteers? 
Unfortunately, we’re unable to provide accommodation for all volunteers however we do have a very limited number of camping pitches (tents only) available. These pitches will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  Please indicate on your application if this is something you would be interested in, and we’ll be in touch once we have reviewed applications, to advise how to book. 

 
How can I get in touch?
You can reach us at mtb.volunteers@wbd.com if you have any concerns or require any additional information.

As recipient of public funds, we're committed to the Scottish Government Fair Work First approach this applies to all contractors that we work with to deliver the event.


Payment of at least the real Living Wage, provide appropriate channels for effective workers' voice, such as trade union recognition, investment in workforce development, no inappropriate use of zero hours contracts, action to tackle the gender pay gap and create a more diverse and inclusive workplace, offer flexible and family friendly working practices for all workers from day one of employment, and oppose the use of fire and rehire practice.

Local Event Partners

Event Schedule

Time Name
03/05/2024
Training
04/05/2024
Training
UCI Downhill World Cup - Qualification Women Elite
UCI Downhill World Cup - Qualification Men Elite
UCI Downhill World Cup - Qualification Women Junior
UCI Downhill World Cup - Qualification Men Junior
UCI Downhill World Cup - Semi Finals Women Elite
UCI Downhill World Cup - Semi Finals Men Elite
05/05/2024
Training
UCI Downhill World Cup - Finals Women Junior
UCI Downhill World Cup - Finals Men Junior
UCI Downhill World Cup - Finals Women Elite
UCI Downhill World Cup - Finals Men Elite

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