It is that time of year again. Next weekend (May 21-22) sees the second round of this year’s highly anticipated Downhill World Cup, this time from Fort William.

Excitement levels are high, especially as Fort William is one of the ‘classic’ World Cup venues. Due to covid we haven’t visited this Scottish lump of rock, root and earth since 2019, and we all remember what happen then… right!? It was the time that INTENSE Factory Racing’s Aaron Gwin took one mighty tumble...

Go behind the scenes with the IFR at Fort William 2019...

Want more? Take a look at Ben Cathro’s in-depth analysis of “that” crash.

Obviously we are hoping for a more comfortable ride this year for Aaron and the rest of the team.

Photo: Ian Lean

Since round one in Lourdes, (France) the team have been prepping and preparing to take on the monster Scottish course. Joe Breeden tried out the 2022 M29 (above) at the recent British National, Seth Sherlock took on his local Squamish Enduro (on the all-new Tracer), Aaron took the win at the Downhill Southeast round at Windrock, and Dak Norton… well he’s been building his house… and riding moto, and getting ready! Check out episode five of e*thirteen’s Inside The Line featuring Dak.