The Mountain Bike World Cup at Fort William won the Sporting Event of the Year at the recent Sunday Mail Scottish Sports Awards. The event beat the Scottish Open golf tournament and the Tiree Wave Classic windsurfing event.

Mike Jardine and Lesley Beck from oganisers Rare Management accepted the award along with world number one Tracey Mosely and Scottish downhill riders Chris Ball and Stu Thomson.

The event has been run since 2002, and next year will host the Union Cycliste International mountain bike world championships.