[VIDEO] UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Fort William 2011

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Fort William 2011

Well that’s the thrills and spills of the MTB World Cup in Fort William over for another year! 300 riders from over 25 countries took to the track cheered on by around 20,000 fans who flocked to Lochaber  to soak up the action and the occasional ray of sunshine! The great news is the event, which generates around £2.5 million for the local economy, will return to Fort William until at least 2013 thanks to a new agreement UCI has confirmed with the fantastic Nevis Range.  For more information on this story read this. We were there having a great time and felt sorry for all you who couldn’t make it, so we quickly threw together a wee video of a … Read more

Results of the MTB World Cup in Fort William [PICS]


Another great mountain bike world cup stage in Fort William over for another year, and it didn’t fail to disappoint. We’ve got a selection of snaps below for you to feast your eyes on, including both the 4-cross and downhill events. Overall Highlight: New found affection for Tracy Moseley, winner of the women’s downhill. Overall Lowlight: Instant realisation I’ve nae chance with Tracy Moseley, winner of the women’s downhill. Coming soon a lovely video so keep your eyes glued to the blog for that. South African rider Greg Minnaar took top podium place in the Men’s Downhill following a tremendous show of power and skill down the course, beating runner up Danny Hart who firmly made his mark on familiar British … Read more

Lochaber Mountain Rescue 1920′s Fundraiser [PICS]

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To raise funds for the fantastic guys at The Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team, on the 27th of May Skipinnish Fort Wiliam was transformed into a 1920′s speakeasy, although with the prohibition era long since behind us the only thing illegal were some of the dance manoeuvres! ! The night was a great success with locals and tourists alike shimmying the night away in full costume to a cracking live swing band.  A great night had by all! If you would like to make a donation to The Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team in acknowledgment of the fine work they do then just click here. Take a look at some photos from the night! Follow The Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team on Facebook! All … Read more

Fort William, Glencoe & Lochaber: In The Movies! (Part 1)


Well it’s no secret how beautiful the Highlands of Scotland are, in particular Glencoe and Glen Nevis near Fort William and Ben Nevis offers some truly stunning scenery which picks you up by the scruff of the neck and says “Look!  Just look how beautiful I am!” before dropping you down in The Grog & Gruel for a pint and a dram.  Of course this fact has been long recognised by the international film industry who have chosen Lochaber and surrounding areas time and time again for some memorable moments on the silver screen.  So we thought over the coming weeks we’d give you a wee rundown of some of the most famous and some not so famous (which even … Read more