Photo’s from Friday’s first practice day.
Fort William WC provides one of the best start gate views on the calendar
Friday is open day for the local schools and it was great to see the pro’s stopping to sign autographs
Just a couple of your standard issue Singletrack team
The Fort Bill course is one of the very few World Cup courses that is open to the public..
Read this before you ride though. Spot the spulling mastic?
Looks like someone could really use a sub editor.
Moody mountain shot with gratuitous B/W filter. There’s still snow up there!
There’s a lot going on in this shot. That chicken is explaining something that the gorilla thinks is hilarious.
It may only be practice day but some riders were putting in just that bit too much
Many things were indeed fantastic. The weather, the company, the riders…. What was not fantastic was midge-mageddon.
Spare a thought for the marshals, sentenced to be midge food for three days.
The final drop-in to the arena is a last chance for riders to throw some shapes for the crowds
Catching the gondola sometimes gets you the best views on the course, if you are lucky
More exclusive Premier images coming shortly, when we find some decent wifi.