Mountain biking events in Scotland

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  • A silhouette of a biker jumping in the air against a dramatic sky
    A demonstration by the Animal-Braun stunt bike team at Cairn Gorm mountain, Highlands
  • A biker balances on a thing bar with rolling hills in the distance
    A member of the Animal-Braun Mountain Bike Team, Cairn Gorm Mountain, Highlands
  • Bikers tackler a winding assent through a forest clearing
    The Merida Outsider Mountain Bike Event, Rothiemurcus, Aviemore
  • A biker makes a speedy jump whilst the crowds look on in the background
    Downhill course during the Mountain Bike World Cup at Nevis Range, near Fort William

Whether you’re a hard-core mountain biker or are just after an action-packed day out, join the huge crowds that’ll be making their way to Fort William for the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup.

For over a decade, professional mountain bikers have been returning to the Nevis Ski Range area in the Scottish Highlands for an adrenaline-packed weekend of world-class Downhill and 4-Cross action.

The Fort William event is one of a series of nine World Cups taking place across Europe and North America from April to August and has been voted the best event of its kind in the world by both riders - who absolutely love it here - and spectators alike.

The two day competition is a huge event in the mountain biking calendar and the World Cup Village at its heart creates a family-friendly festival atmosphere with loads of activities and entertainment to keep everyone captivated the whole weekend. The Downhill and 4-Cross finish in the heart of the village so you’re always close to the action and excitement.

If you love biking, you’ll love TweedLove Bike Festival. The Tweed Valley is home to some of our best biking routes and paths so join in this celebration of races, family rides and cultural events. Highlights of the festival include the Glentress Seven, an exciting mountain bike race, a high speed criterium road race in Peebles and a series of free guided bike rides, where local riders host visitors on their favourite trails.

You’ll find lots of mountain biking events all over Scotland including competitions and trails. Visit the events and festival section to find what mountain biking events are on during your visit.

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