AS birthdays go, Stan Nisbet's 11th will certainly live long in his memory.

The mountain bike ace from Peebles claimed gold at the Fort William Downhill World Cup.

Despite being one of the youngest in the Under 12 Ripper category, the Priorsford Primary pupil was in terrific form throughout the five races.

Top young riders from Ireland and England as well as Scotland had qualified to take part.

And the fast, and extremely tight, course near Ben Nevis was to test all of the 12 finalist riders.

But it was Stan, who rides for the Leslie Bike Shop DH team, who held his nerve to win with five seconds to spare over the runner up.

Stan celebrated his success with birthday cake in the evening.