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Fort William
03 - 05 May 2024
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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.

 

 

Please note: there will be limited availability of walk-in tickets on the day, so we would encourage anyone looking to buy tickets to purchase in advance, to guarantee entry to the event. 

 

 

If you've already got your tickets, why not take a look at places to go to make the most of your visit to the Highlands. 

 

 

Things are looking a little different at the Nevis Range this year, with a fantastic new grandstand uniquely positioned for the best views as riders descend towards the finish, aswell as a new Red Bull fan zone for fans to enjoy trackside. Check out the venue map before you arrive, so you don't miss out on the best of the action. 

 

New for this year we’ve partnered with Citylink buses to give you fuss-free return travel from either Glasgow or Edinburgh, taking you in and out in one day with a Ride & Entry ticket package for just £45

 

Details:

  • Departure points: Choose from either Edinburgh bus station or Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station
  • Direct service: skip the park & ride shuttle service! Citylink buses will take you directly to the event
  • All inclusive: Your ticket includes event entry (no gondola), and discounted return travel, all for just £45.
  • Timings: see ticket details for bus departure and return travel times

 

 

Get your Ride & Entry ticket package now.

 

PARK AND RIDE


We're anticipating the roads around Fort William will be buzzing during the UCI Downhill World Cup, so be sure to plan your journey ahead of time.

If you can, why not car share with your friends and family to ease traffic, plus it's better for the planet! 🌍
 

Looking for a hassle-free parking option?

Check out our dedicated Park & Ride spots at Blar Mhor and Glen Spean Brewery, shown on the travel map.

 

 

From here, you'll be able to hop on our free park & ride bus service and head straight to the venue.

 

Services from Blar Mhor will operate from 0730 Friday 3, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May, with park & ride services from Glen Spean Brewery operating from 0800 Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May only. Both locations will have services running approximately every 50 minutes. 

 

A shuttle bus service will also be in operation for those in Fort William. This shuttle bus service will run on Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May. The shuttle bus service will start from the Middle Car Park in Fort William.  Please note - this is not a park & ride service. 

 

 

There is no parking available for the public at Nevis Range or the nearby Auction Mart. Any cars found to be parked illegally will be removed. 

We don't want you to miss out on all of the action, so make sure to give yourself plenty of time to get here!


ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Please be aware, that only services from Blar Mhor Park & Ride and the shuttle service from Middle Car Park offer a limited accessible bus service. 

  • If you have accessibility requirements, we’d recommend booking a dedicated Blue Badge parking space in advance.  

If you’d like to talk to us about your specific needs, please email worldcup@nevisrange.co.uk 

 

 

Cycling is a great way to get to the venue.

From Fort William, the cycle route is approximately 6km and uses a path alongside the A82 that is fully signposted. Free cycle parking is available in the Bike Park to the west of the venue, with space for around 800 bikes. This will be controlled by event staff and will operate a rider identification system but please bring a suitable bike lock.

WHAT IS THE WHOOP UCI MOUNTAIN BIKE WORLD SERIES?

Taking place from the 3 - 5 May 2024, the WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series Fort William is the official season opener for the UCI Downhill World Cup and is supported by EventScotland, Highlands & Islands Enterprise and Highland Council. 

 

WHERE IS THE RACE BEING HELD? 

Held at the Nevis Range Mountain Experience, Fort William, the event is the only opportunity to see athletes from all over the world go head to head on British soil as part of the WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series.  

 

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO ATTEND? 

If you are under 16 years of age, a parent or guardian must purchase tickets on your behalf. 

If you are purchasing tickets on behalf of someone under 16 years of age, you are responsible for ensuring that they comply with these terms.  

 

WHEN IS IT TAKING PLACE? 

The event takes place from the 3 – 5 May 2024 at Nevis Range Mountain Experience, Fort William, Scotland 

 

WHAT RACING CAN I WATCH? 

A full programme of racing is available to watch from 3-5 May, with training runs available to watch on Friday 3rd May with free venue access.

UCI Downhill World Cup qualification and semi finals are available to watch on Saturday 4th May for Juniors, Womens Elite, and Mens Elite racing.

Sunday 5th May sees the WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series Fort William culminate in Junior, Women and Men’s Elite finals.

Event tickets are required for access to the event on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May.  

 

WHERE ARE THE PARK & RIDE LOCATIONS? 

Check out our dedicated Park & Ride spots at Blar Mhor and Glen Spean Brewery.

From here, you'll be able to hop on our free shuttle buses and head straight to the venue.

Services from Blar Mor will operate on Friday 3, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May, with park & ride services from Glen Spean Brewery operating on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May only.  

A shuttle bus service will also be in operation for those in Fort William. This shuttle bus service will run on Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May. The shuttle bus service will start from the Middle Car Park in Fort William.  Please note - this is not a park & ride service. 

There is no parking available for the public at Nevis Range or the nearby Auction Mart. Any cars found to be parked illegally will be removed. 

We don't want you to miss out on all of the action, so make sure to give yourself plenty of time to get here!


ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Please be aware, that only services from Blar Mhor Park & Ride and the shuttle service from Middle Car Park offer a limited accessible bus service. 

  • If you have accessibility requirements, we’d recommend booking a dedicated Blue Badge parking space in advance.  

If you’d like to talk to us about your specific needs, please email worldcup@nevisrange.co.uk 

 

WHEN CAN I ACCESS THE PARK & RIDE SERVICE? 

Services from Blar Mhor will operate on from Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th May, with shuttle services from Glen Spean operating Saturday 4th to Sunday 5th May only.  

 

IS THERE PARKING AVAILABLE? 

Spectator parking is only available at dedicated Park & Ride sites at Blar Mhor and Glen Spean Brewery with free shuttle bus services to take you to the venue. Please do not attempt to park at Nevis Range or the nearby Auction Mart. 

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT THE EVENT VILLAGE? 

A hub for all event activity, including the elite team corridor with world class downhill mountain bike teams and athletes, an array of delicious food and drink options, and expo village featuring some of the biggest name cycle and adventure brands worldwide.  

 

CAN I BUY FOOD & DRINK AT THE EVENT? 

There’s something for everyone and we’ve curated a selection of food and drink vendors including delicious vegan options for spectators to enjoy on site. Everything from bubble waffles, to Sicilian street food, Scottish loaded fries, quality mac n’ cheese, traditional French crepes, contemporary Neapolitan pizza and many more.  

 

CAN I USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT? 

Fort William is served by Citylink bus services from Glasgow and Inverness and ScotRail run Highland Explorer bike carriage services from Glasgow to Fort William. There is very limited capacity for bicycles on trains.

Please leave your bike at the station or check with your operator before travelling if you want to take your bike on the train.  

If you’re travelling by car, why not car share? It’s better for the planet and your wallet.  

The A82 roads within Fort William and the surrounding area will be busy so please allow plenty of time for your journey.  

If you’re looking to travel via public transport, why not take advantage of our new singe day return travel ticket package in partnership with Citylink buses, offering return same day bus travel form either Glasgow or Edinburgh, directly to the Nevis Range Mountain Resort, for just £45. 

 

IS THE EVENT ACCESSIBLE? 

To support your experience, there are a few things that may be helpful to know about the terrain at Nevis Range, should you have mobility needs:  

- General surface throughout the Event Village is compacted limestone, which can be loose and rough.  

- Should you wish to view from the course, please be aware that this is on a mountainside and is rough and uneven with varying gradients. It requires a certain level of mobility to reach much of the course.  

- For those with appropriate tickets, the Gondola travels above most of the course and is accessible.  

- Please note the surface and terrain around the top Gondola station is uneven in places.  

If you’d like to talk to us about your specific mobility needs, please email worldcup@nevisrange.co.uk 

 

ARE DOGS ALLOWED? 

We don’t recommend bringing dogs as it’s extremely noisy and crowded, but if you choose to, they must be always kept on a lead and under control.  

Assistance dogs are permitted on venue. 

FORT WILLIAM TICKETS NOW ON SALE! 

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.  

 

Get your WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series Tickets 

(More information on ticket types and prices below) 

 

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This is the ultimate weekend of racing - you don't want to miss this! 

 

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

Ticket Type Price
Weekend Tickets - Two Days (Gondola) £85.00
Family Weekend Ticket - Two Days (Gondola) £200
   
Adult Single Day (no gondola) £25.00
Child Single Day (no gondola) £15.00
Adult Single Day (gondola) £45.00
Child Single Day (gondola) £20.00
   
VIP Day Package - Saturday £260
VIP Day Package - Sunday £260
VIP Weekend Package - Saturday & Sunday £480

VIP tickets are now available to purchase with more information available on single day and weekend VIP packages. 

 

If you're a Young Scot member, make sure to head over to the Young Scot website and click 'Get Now' to access a discount code for 10% off ticket pricing. 

For any ticketing queries, please contact  

worldcup@nevisrange.co.uk

 
Full ticketing terms and conditions can be found here. 

 

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.

Volunteer applications for the WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series Fort William are now closed. 

If you have any questions about volunteering at the WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series Fort William you can reach us at mtb.volunteers@wbd.com 

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Event Schedule

Time Name
03/05/2024
08:30 - 16:30 Training
09:00 - 16:00 Schools Day
17:00 - 19:00 DMBinS Bike Park Spring Jam
04/05/2024
Training
12:00 - UCI Downhill World Cup - Qualification Women Elite
12:30 - UCI Downhill World Cup - Qualification Men Elite
14:00 - UCI Downhill World Cup - Qualification Women Junior
14:15 - UCI Downhill World Cup - Qualification Men Junior
15:00 - UCI Downhill World Cup - Semi Finals Women Elite
15:30 - UCI Downhill World Cup - Semi Finals Men Elite
05/05/2024
09:00 - Training
11:30 - UCI Downhill World Cup - Finals Women Junior
12:00 - UCI Downhill World Cup - Finals Men Junior
13:15 - UCI Downhill World Cup - Finals Women Elite
14:00 - UCI Downhill World Cup - Finals Men Elite

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