Media Release: Mountain bike heaven at the Fort William Mountain Festival


ON Thursday 16 February 2012 The Fort William Mountain Festival in the heart of the west Highlands is the place to be for an evening of full-on mountain bike action.

The festival’s bike night, supported by Alpine Bikes, stars none other than British mountain-bike legend, Steve Peat.

The Sheffield-born Downhill World champion and multiple World Cup winner returns to Fort William, one of his favourite venues on the World Cup circuit, to talk about his latest film project, life as a mountain biker and other career plans in what is sure to be a lively Q&A session.

Plus, prepare for your jaw to hit the floor as MTBcut’s Stu Thomson presents his latest film collaboration, ‘Industrial Revolutions’, with the incredible street trials riding star, Danny Mackaskill.

This time out, Danny shows off those incredible bike skills in an industrial train yard and some derelict buildings.

You’ll never look at an industrial landscape in the same way again!

‘Industrial Revolutions’ has just won ‘Best Tube Length video in the ‘Best Shorts’ awards in California USA; and has had 4,512,951 views on YouTube.

That’s not all – we’ll also be treated to films of other top riders doing things that the rest of us wish we could in ‘3 Minute Gaps’ in which acclaimed filmmaker, Clay Porter, follows the global journey of the very best of World Cup riders as they train, race, live and make history!

The Mountain Festival is also proud to première the new film from local biking heroes, ‘The Dudes of Hazzard’.

Check out their facebook page to find out more.

One of the Dudes, Jo Barnes, who rides for the MTBcut Race Team, will also be on hand for a Q & A session.

The bike evening will be compѐred by Andy McKenna, founder of Go-Where Scotland mountain bike company.

The bike night is proudly supported by Alpine Bikes.

The 2012 Fort William Mountain Festival, presented by the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’, has now been announced and it’s set to be a fantastic five-day celebration of mountain culture, based in the bustling Highland town of Fort William from Wednesday 15 – Sunday 19 February 2012.

This year’s festival includes a superb line-up of lectures from top climbers and mountaineers, mountain bikers, and mountain filmmakers; and film screenings from cutting edge outdoor athletes and adventurers.

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Sponsor and supporters

The Fort William Mountain festival wish to thank the following sponsors and supporters: Outdoor Capital of the UK, Ellis-Brigham, Alpine Bikes, Marine Harvest, Nevis Range, Hotscot, Nevis Cycles, Tiso, John Muir Trust, Allround Signs, Crannog Restaurant, Highland Wood Energy, Nevissport, No Fuss Events, Big Tree Campervans, Nevispix, Highland Activities, Abacus Mountain guides, Trailab, Granite House, Bill Scott Architects.

Presenting partner: The Outdoor capital of the UK –

Formed in 2003, the Outdoor Capital is a not-for-profit community company established to promote Fort William and Lochaber as the best place to experience the outdoors in the UK; with the vision: To establish and maintain Fort William and Lochaber as the UK’s premier destination for outdoor pursuits and adventure tourism in an exceptional natural environment.

Visitors interested in the outdoors are increasingly important to economy and community of Lochaber. There are over 65 different activities to choose from in an amazing landscape that encompasses the small isles to Ben Nevis with white water rivers, sea, lochs, beaches, forest, glens, cliffs and mountains in between.

Festival organisers:

The Highland Mountain Culture Association Limited, is a not for profit organisation, whose aim is to promote the understanding and appreciation of the world’s mountain places and people, by creating opportunities for people of all ages to share their mountain experiences, ideas and visions. To showcase these ideals, it stages annually a programme of events within the Lochaber area, called The Fort William Mountain Festival.

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Contact: Paddy Cuthbert
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