Published: 08th Feb 2024 Images: Scottish Cycling

Gravity Events in 2024

2024 is set to be a massive year for gravity racing, with the UCI Downhill World Cup series returning to Scotland, an inaugural British Enduro Championships and a packed calendar of domestic events.

UCI World Cup

Just nine months after some quite incredible performances at the UCI Cycling World Championships, Fort William’s Aonach Mor will once again play host to the UCI Mountain Bike World Series on the weekend of the Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May.

The opening round of the Downhill World Cup will see the best riders from across the globe gather at the Fort for what will be a fantastic weekend of racing.

Keep your eyes peeled for some exciting news coming soon.

Tickets are already on sale here.

Schedule for the weekend can be found here.

Scottish Downhill Association Series

Scotland’s domestic downhill series continues to go from strength to strength, with five rounds of the Scottish Downhill Association (SDA) Series set to take place this summer.

Round One at in April at Ae Forest is also doubles up as the Scottish National Championships. Mikayla Parton and William Brodie claimed Elite honours here in 2023.

Rounds Two and Four of the Series, at Fort William and Glencoe will also double-up as rounds of the British Downhill Series, whilst sandwiched between the two Highland rounds is a visit to Glenshee at the end of June. The series will climax in the Tweed Valley, with Innerleithen hosting round five on the 7th and 8th of September.

Entries are currently open for the SDA series rounds here.

Mini-DH

Mini Downhill is a great first step into Downhill racing for Youth riders, racing taking place on shorter more accessible courses for riders to hone their skills.

There are several Mini-DH events coming this year, with more to come soon – be sure to keep up to date with the Scottish Cycling social media accounts for updates.

For now though you can enter the opening race at Fort William via the link in the table below.

Enduro Championships

We’re pleased to share that 2024 will see the first British Enduro Championships take place, and what’s more it’s being held in Scotland at Ae Forest, in Dumfries and Galloway, this August.

It will be the first time that British Cycling has awarded national champion’s jerseys in the discipline, and with six stages for riders to tackle, it is set to be an epic weekend of racing in Dumfries.

British Series and Championships

There are five rounds of the British National Downhill Series taking place this summer, with the two aforementioned in Scotland, as well as three rounds in Wales.

The British Championships will be held at Rhyd y Felin in Wales in July.

More details can be found here.

Gravity Calendar in full:

Dates Event Location Discipline Enter
Sat 23 Mar West Highland Wheelers #1 Fort William Mini-DH Here
Sat 6 Apr Cranked CC Glentress Mini-DH Here
26-28 Apr Scottish National Championships & SDA Series #1 Ae Forest MTB DH Full
3-5 May UCI Downhill World Cup Fort William MTB DH Info
25-26 May British Downhill Series & SDA Series #2 Fort William MTB DH
UCI C1
Full
28-30 Jun SDA Series #3 Glenshee MTB DH Here
20-21 Jul British Downhill Champs Rhyd y Felin, Wales MTB DH Here
3-4 Aug British Downhill Series & SDA Series #4 Glencoe MTB DH Here
17-18 Aug British Enduro Championships Ae Forest Enduro
28 Aug-1 Sep UCI MTB World Championships Andorra MTB DH
6-8 Sep SDA Series #5 Innerleithen MTB DH Here