PROMISING Peebles mountain bike racer Stan Nisbet has triumphed yet again.

Despite moving up an age group, the Priorsford Primary pupil qualified for this year's DH Highland Hardline downhill finals at the first attempt.

Stan was crowned the Ripper Under 10s champion last year at Fort William after beating the 12-strong field of qualifiers from across Scotland and the north of England.

In his first year in the Under 12s Ripper section, Stan took the qualifying heat in challenging conditions at Contin, near Strathpeffer, over the weekend.

A total of 26 bikers lined up for Sunday morning's first race.

And, due to worsening weather conditions, the second race was cancelled.

Stan races for the Glenrothes-based DH Team.