NN1777 : Down the motorway

taken 6 years ago, 3 km from Torlundy, Highland, Great Britain

Down the motorway
Down the motorway
This is the Sunday afternoon of the world cup, during the downhill finals. It is a rather dreich day, with the top of the hill hidden in the mist. This section of the downhill course is known as the "Motorway", as it is relatively straight and fast, though still with a few jumps.

The leading rider is Sam Dale. He has just overtaken Steve Peat, who was injured from the previous day.
Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup
Since 2002 a round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup has been held annually at Nevis Range, near Fort William (except 2007, when the World Championships were held instead). Over the years this has included Downhill, Four-cross and Cross-country races.

The downhill is on a 2.8km long course, with 550m of descent down Aonach Mr, using the gondola for uplift. The four-cross is a shorter course, with four riders racing at once. The cross-country course is an 8.5km loop around Leanachan Forest.

For 2012 the Fort William UCI World Cup includes a downhill race, as well as a four-cross race as part of the 4X Pro Tour.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 10 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 23 June, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! NN 174 771 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:50.9668N 4:59.6930W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NN 174 771
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