Fan saw the best Mountain Bike cyclists in Europe compete at the iconic Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Trails. Mountain biking is best watched up close and personal, where you can really appreciate the athleticism and skill of those taking part. The environments that mountain biking take place in are often spectacular and the culture at events is relaxed and exciting, with many events having a festival feel.
The trails, which regularly attract a multitude of thrill-seekers from across Scotland, also staged Mountain Biking during the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and competitors at Glasgow 2018 were able to challenge themselves on new features, such as a brand new start and finish loop.
The European Cycling Union (UEC) was founded on 7th April 1990 at the request of 18 countries. It now represents 50 affiliated nations in Europe. The UEC is one of the 5 continental confederations which are members of the International Cycling Union (UCI). The UEC seeks to promote the interests of European cycling in all disciplines and to represent the interests of European cycling federations. UEC's main aim is the development and encouragement of all cycling disciplines in Europe. It organises all the European Championships and European Cups. Each year the UEC organises more than 50 days of competition, including 20 European championships, in all cycling disciplines: road, track, cyclocross, BMX, mountainbike, trials and indoor cycling.