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2007 MTB Worlds – Record Ticket Sales for Fort William

September 3, 2007 (Fort William, Scotland) – With less than 24 hours to go until the biggest, most important and the best mountain bike event in the world begins in earnest, organisers of the 2007 UCI Mountain Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships at Fort William — powered by Nissan Sports Adventure — have today announced record breaking advance ticket sales for the event.

Advance ticket sales for the Fort William World Championships have now closed, meaning fans attending the Worlds at Fort William will now be able to buy tickets on-site at the Nevis Range ticket office only.

Lesley Beck, of event organisers Rare Management, said, ‘We are delighted that so many people have committed early to watching the Worlds, suggesting that we are on track for a fantastic week, with more people than ever enjoying the event in the UK’s premier mountain biking venue.’

Sales for Friday’s competition are up a staggering 300% on last year, with almost 2000 day tickets now sold. Saturday and Sunday will also smash previous records, with sales up almost 40% overall on 2006.

Marian Austin, Managing Director of Nevis Range, who are hosting the UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships said, ‘We are very pleased at the level of advance sales for the event, however, there are no more gondola tickets available for Sunday’s competition and we would like to remind fans that the competition runs all week and will be action-packed each day.’

The UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships is the first ever World Championships to be staged in the UK. More than 700 of the World’s top riders from almost 50 nations will compete for a total of 19 World Championship titles across the four mountain bike disciplines of Cross Country, Downhill, 4-Cross and Trials.

The UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships are staged annually and athletes ride for their country rather than for trade teams or sponsors. www.fortwilliamworldchamps.co.uk

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