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Fort William: Mountain Bike Race Preparation

The Biggest Event on Two Wheels

The UCI Downhill MTB World Championships, which takes place at Fort William in Scotland, will form part of the first-ever multi-discipline Cycling World Championships. Along with 12 other competitions, it is set to be the biggest showcase of cycling action the world has ever seen. It’s an opportunity for your riders to represent their country and compete to become World Champions.

The mountain bike event brings bike fans and enthusiasts from around the globe so they can get a piece of the action. Here at The Awning Company, we provide a range of GH awnings to help your team deliver the best performance possible, impressing the fans and sponsors while you’re at it. 

Prepare the team and the rider

Our GH awnings are designed for van race support vehicle conversion, essentially building you a temporary, but fully functioning team headquarters right on the site of the race. 

With fully customisable features and a range of options to choose from, we have products suitable for the smallest to largest mountain biking vehicles and sports vans. Available for any make or model of vehicle, we offer either supply-only, or supply and installation at our UK factory in Bolton, Lancashire. 

Santa Cruz Syndicate Trailer with GH Modular Awning

The GH Frontier Windout

The GH Frontier Windout enables you to quickly transform your commercial van or motorhome into a compact race support vehicle. If you need additional space for mechanics or chefs, this is the perfect solution with a lightweight, yet robust frame that can be assembled by just one person. It’s suitable for all panel vans, from short to extra-long wheelbases. It boasts ultra-heavy-duty legs and waterproof, flame-retardant PVC sheeting to withstand the elements and keep your team and bikes protected. 

Along with its superior durability, our GH Frontier Windout is available in a range of colours to fly the flag for your team and represent your sponsors in style. They provide windable awnings between 2 and 3 .5 metres in length. Our bespoke awnings are available as a roof-only system or fully customisable to build a more complete mountain bike van conversion.  

Modular Frame

Our range of Modular Frames is specifically designed for panel vans which are perfect for mountain bike race preparation.  As the name suggests, they’re modular, meaning your awning can grow with your team as you add more bays. Modular awnings are built bespoke to your specification and floor space, providing a 1-bay or 2-bay system for extra-long wheelbases.

Just like our GH Frontier Windout, the Modular Frames utilise robusy frames, manufactured in aluminium, and high-quality PVC sheeting, on which our in-house design team can display your team colours and sponsors for the thousands of spectators to see.

Recover and Repair

Your team and riders have prepared for the World Championships. Creating the most productive and functional environment for them on the day is going to give you the best opportunity for success come race day.  

With race awnings from The Awning Company, you give your mechanics the environment they need to clean, customise, repair and modify their bikes to get the best possible results at Fort William this year. For the riders, the additional space to rest and recover and get fuelled up for the race could make all the difference at the World Championships. 

All our awnings are made here in the UK to your exact specs, and can be modified with awning accessories to make it perfect for your team’s needs. To find out more, check out the range here, request a quote using our form or call us on 01204 544 900, our friendly team are here to help and answer any questions you might have.  

Teams We Work With

  • Commencal Muc-Off By Riding Addiction 
  • Trek Factory Racing Gravity 
  • Specialized Gravity 
  • Santa Cruz Syndicate 
  • Continental Atherton
  • Pivot Factory Racing
  • Intense Factory Racing 
  • Madison Saracen Factory Team
  • Giant Factory Off-Road Team
  • Canyon CLLCTV Pirelli