The event organisers of the Fort William Downhill World Cup have posted a statement telling that the race is still on, at least for now.
As events around the world are put on hold, we’ve been speaking to people in the know about the possibility of more Downhill World Cup races being postponed.
So far it’s only the first round of the UCI Downhill in Lousã, Portugal, that has been confirmed as postponed, but there are concerns (as well as a few whispers) that this will extend to Maribor, Slovenia, and looking further down the calendar we’re worried about the Scottish round in Fort William.
Just yesterday, the Scottish Government announced a nationwide ban on events of more than 500 people and that this new ban would come into effect from next week. You can read about the ban here on the BBC News website, and after reading it you will probably wonder where that leaves Fort Bill?
Well, according to the organizers of Fort William, the race is still going to go ahead and fans of downhill racing can still look forward to watching their riding heroes race to the limit on the 6-7 June as scheduled.
But, and there is always a but, the Nevis Range will continue to monitor the spread of Covid-19 over the next 10 weeks. Obviously, this means there is still a chance our favourite round of the UCI Downhill World Cup might be postponed, but for now at least we don’t need to worry…. or do we?
You can read the full statement from the Nevis Range below: