Chil­dren sad­dle up for moun­tain bik­ing event

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(Clock­wise from left) Tim Pie and Buzz Lane from Bike Buzz, which at­tended the event; Buzz Lane helps fit a hel­met; Josh, Nathan and Zak, all 11, are ready to go; Achill, 10; and Finn, 11 on their bikes CHIL­DREN got stuck in rid­ing their moun­tain bikes into the woods for a half-term event.

Or­gan­ised for the dis­trict coun­cil, Sport Eng­land Sporti­vate pro­gramme ran a ju­nior moun­tain bike course this week, for 11 to 16 year-olds. The group en­cour­ages young peo­ple to get in­volved in sport and phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity.

The course took place at Hodge­moor Wood, off the A355 be­tween Amer­sham, Chal­font St Giles and Seer Green.

Joe Sammon, com­mu­nity sports manager for GLL, said: “We chose moun­tain bik­ing be­cause we wanted to ap­peal to young peo­ple who might have stopped tak­ing part in phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity for a va­ri­ety of rea­sons. Moun­tain bik­ing is a great way for kids who don’t think of them­selves as sporty to get some ex­er­cise and have fun.”

The course ran for half-term week and an­other will run for six weeks on Satur­day morn­ings, start­ing on Fe­bru­ary 28 at 10am.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 01494 586 534.

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