This week sees the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup taking place in Fort William in Scotland, showcasing how much the country has to offer those who love to get in the saddle.
Taking place at the Nevis Range resort on the mountain of Aonach Mor on June 9th and 10th, the event will see leading riders from all over the world taking on the challenging downhill down the side of the mountain and through the Leanachan Forest.
Fans boarding ferries from Belfast to Stranraer
may be too late to catch the action, but might note that Scotland has many outstanding locations for mountain biking, with its many forests and mountains.
The Nevis Range is one of two ski resorts in the western Highlands that switches to mountain biking in the summer, the other being Glencoe Mountain.
One particular attraction of the Nevis Range is that the top of the course can be reached by cable car, with a restaurant and shop at the top station.