Sheffield-born Steve Peat rode to victory at the most recent leg of the 2009 series in Vallnord, clocking up his 17th World Cup title – the most World Cup wins ever achieved by one rider.
The 34-year-old’s next challenge is the Downhill event at Fort William on Sunday 7th of June, where a top five place would see him take to the podium for the fiftieth time in his career – another first for a professional mountain biker.
Steve, along with around 350 top international bikers, is set to head to the Scottish Highlands in early June for the 4th round of the downhill World Cup in Fort William, which also visits South Africa, Germany, Spain and Canada amongst others.
Steve commented: “All World Cup events are big but this year’s Fort William leg is going to be huge. There’s some tough competition out there but I’m determined to take the top place. The atmosphere’s always brilliant in Scotland and the home support helps massively.”
Mike Jardine, from Fort William World Cup organisers Rare Management, added: “Steve’s a true legend and on top form at the moment. He’s got an incredible following and this is the chance for all his British fans to celebrate his record-breaking achievements at Fort William. The noise and sheer will power from the crowds will be worth a few seconds. The atmosphere is sure to be electric.”
Tickets for the event are available from www.fortwilliamworldcup.co.uk