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Olympic torch to visit the Mountain Bike World Cup

Published: 19/03/2012

OLYMPIC TORCH TO VISIT MOUNTAIN BIKE WORLD CUP

The symbol which heralds the approach of the London 2012 Olympic Games is set to visit the scenic highland slopes which play host to the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup this summer as part of its 70-day tour of the UK.

The Olympic Torch will catch a glimpse of day one of the UK’s ultimate mountain bike festival at the Nevis Range Ski Area near Fort William on Saturday 9 June.

Mike Jardine of event organisers Rare Management, said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming the world’s top mountain bikers and thousands of spectators to Fort William in June so it’s a great honour to be visited by such a wonderful icon of the London Olympics.

“It’s fitting that the Torch will help celebrate one of the biggest and best sporting events in the Highlands, showcasing a great weekend of mountain biking, with riders from 35 nations and spectators from all over the UK.”

Tickets for the rockyroads.net UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano, which takes place on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June, are priced from just £8 for children (aged 6-17) and £14 for adults and can be purchased by logging onto www.fwwctickets.co.uk.
 

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