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Glencoe Mountain Resort hosts downhill champship round

Mountain biker on a ski lift at Glencoe. Image: Glencoe Mountain Resort
Chair-lifts give access to the downhill tracks at Glencoe

A ski resort will host a Scottish cycling event ahead of launching its latest mountain biking season.

Glencoe Mountain's tracks will be used for a round of the SDA Scottish Downhill Championships over the weekend.

Other events in the series will be held in Perthshire, the South of Scotland and Lochaber.

Glencoe will be open for the public biking season from 17 May. Chair-lifts give access to the downhill tracks.

Scotland's oldest ski centre was taken over by a consortium of winter sports enthusiasts in November.

Headed by businessman Andy Meldrum, the group plans to develop the Glencoe as an all-year venue through the creation of mountain bike trails.

An adventure playground for children and a revamp of the cafe have also been proposed.

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