At the centre of cycling in Lochaber is the Downhill at Nevis Range. As the venue for the annual Fort William World Cup, which has been voted best event in the World for the past three consecutive years, the Downhill has a unique position in the UK: the only World Cup venue and the only course with gondola access. The downhill is also very long and testing, with a vertical drop of 525m and a length of 2.66km, fast riders take four to five minutes.

Fast and Rocky is the best description of the course as it descends down off Aonach Mor. Big Rocky straights, Bus stops, tight bermed corners, rock gardens, exposed hillside, slab rock, forest single track, tight gullies and big jumps all feature before riders drop down the wall and into the finish.

Although an expert level track, best tackled on a downhill bike, the Downhill can provide a challenge to any rider with moderate skills on just about any mountain bike. Why not give it a go?


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