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9 experiences every mountain biker should have in 2014

Rachel Atherton thanking her supporters at Fort William. Copyright Phil Hall.

This year, you’ll have the chance to watch the top professional mountain bikers in the world do their thing at the highest level of competition right here in the UK. That is pretty cool.

Scotland is where all the action is takes place. Good old Fort William (aka Fort Bill) is, as ever, hosting a round of the UCI Downhill World Cup, and it’ll be your chance to see riders like Rachel Atherton, Manon Carpenter and Tahnee Seagrave in high-speed action. Take a walk around the pits and you might even get the chance to say hi to the riders themselves.

A little further down the country, and Innerleithan will be hosting Round 2 of the Enduro World Series this year, as part of the 2-week Tweedlove Festival. Briton Tracy Moseley was crowned Enduro World Champion at last years inaugural series (check out the video from the final round in Italy last year); can she do it again this year?

Both events are renowned for their festive atmospheres, so expect a lot of fun as well as a lot of riding. There’s also plenty of incredible riding to be had in both locations – so you can watch the pros shred the trails, then do a little shredding of your own. It could be the perfect weekend.

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