In only a few days time the World's greatest riders and their respective teams will arrive at Nevis Range, Fort William – Scotland for the sixth round of the 2011 SPEA FIM Trial World Championship. This weekend marks the second consecutive year that this mountain resort has hosted a leg of the World series and if the 2010 UK World Trial was anything to go by, then this year's event promises to be one not to be missed.

The festivities kick off on Saturday morning when spectators will be treated to an abundance of two-wheeled talent. Once the riders have put their bikes through technical control they will be on hand to sign autographs, before practising in anticipation for Sunday's main event. Saturday afternoon visitors will bare witness to the awesome finale of the much talked about Highland Challenge, in which ex World champions Dougie Lampkin and Takahisa Fujinami will go head to head in order to settle the score once and for all.

In addition to this, World famous Steve 'Mr Showtime' Colley will perform his unique display of trials based tricks. Ex British Trials Champion Steve Saunders will also be in attendance with his distinguished training school, passing on some of his vast knowledge to the next generation of riders. The day will come to a close with a true clash of the titans as Colley and Saunders do battle once again in an unmissable event billed as Steve vs Steve.

Sunday morning will mark the start of the championship action proper as over fifty riders from all over the World will compete on the mountain course. Keeping up with the action could not be easier with a group of seven sections located close to the paddock and three man-made hazards actually at the start / finish area. The gondola will whisk spectators up the mountain to enjoy four more hazards, which are set in one of the most stunning locations on the planet and all within a short walk of the top station, which boasts its own restaurant and play area.

All in all it promises to be a great weekend for all the family.


Fort William is two and a half hours north of Glasgow and one and a half hours south of Inverness, along the scenic A82. For those travelling from the East there are several routes off the A9, which can be taken, including from Perth and Aviemore. Nevis Range is situated seven miles north of Fort William just off the A82 to Inverness, the route is well signposted.


Nevis Range,
Fort William,
PH33 6SQ
T: 01397 705 825
Nevis Range is one of the premier visitor attractions within the Highlands, offering visitors a truly unique experience all year round. Situated in the shadow of Ben Nevis, the gondola ride has a truly stunning backdrop with some of the most spectacular views that you will witness anywhere in the World.

The gondola journey allows breathtaking views of the Scottish Highlands, including the Great Glen, Ben Nevis, and surrounding areas. On a clear day this spectacular view can extend as far as the Inner Hebrides.

Whilst advance tickets have now closed, tickets will be available on the gate throughout Saturday and Sunday. For further information please visit or call the event hotline on 0845 643 6756.

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