Course Preview: Fort William World Cup 2018

by Amanda Wishart 0

Blue skies and dusty trails at Fort William (for now…). We welcome you to take a walk down the world cup track with Ross and James as they consider line choices, calculate what percentage of the track they could actually ride, and meet some familiar (and furry) faces along the way.

Brollies at the ready. Never trust the weather in Scotland. All image credits to James Love.
Connor Fearon begins his descent.
Likely discussing the chances of rain.
Mr Ross Demain, spotted in his natural habitat.
Will they be grippy or slippy on race day?
SRAM Young Guns rider Paula Zibasa is excited for her first Fort William World Cup.
Loose berms, now with directional arrows thanks to that umberella.
Rock paper scissors to see who goes first?
This happy chap was full of energy, and noise.
The pink rocks are the ones you want to watch out for.
Joe Barnes seeing how much has changed since he last rode the track.
Most of the course is visible from the gondolas, with a total descent of 555 meters.
Mariana Salazar powering down to the woods to see what’s new.
The woods section is a lot different to last year. Mud has become rock, mush has become dust.
Joe Smith checking out the new woods section. He was one of the few who didn’t mind the mudfest of 2017.
Things are much bigger than they seem on camera. Human man used for scale.
And here your tour ends, with Ross asking Elliot for a pie. Shout out to Bowen’s Pies!

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