Pupils at the Lam­lash cam­pus this week en­joyed an ac­tion-packed show by Scot­tish stunt cy­cle team, The Clan.

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Pri­mary and high school pupils at Lam­lash cam­pus were cap­ti­vated by The Clan cy­cle stunt group who vis­ited the school on Tues­day to in­spire and stim­u­late in­ter­est in tak­ing up cy­cling as a healthy out­door ac­tiv­ity.

The Clan, a Scot­tish­based team of bike ex­perts and stunt rid­ers, per­formed an ex­hil­a­rat­ing dare­devil stunt show be­fore talking to the chil­dren about bi­cy­cle safety and the ben­e­fits of cy­cling.

In the af­ter­noon, stunt cy­clists met mem­bers of the well-es­tab­lished high school moun­tain bike club and joined them for a quick cy­cle while ex­chang­ing tips and tricks.

The club, which is of­fered as an ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­ity by teacher Robert McNe­ice, has proven to be so pop­u­lar that the group now vis­its lo­cal pri­mary schools, of­fer­ing bi­cy­cle MoTs and talks and demon­stra­tions with their pri­mary peers.

Owing to their suc­cess and mo­ti­va­tion, Lam­lash Pri­mary School has re­cently se­cured bi­cy­cles to al­low some of the ju­nior pupils to also take part in the cy­cling ac­tiv­i­ties.

The club has, due to its pop­u­lar­ity, ex­panded into far more than learn­ing about bike con­trol, road safety and cy­cling skills. It also pro­vides pupils with the tools re­quired to be­come more ac­tive, learn to be more con­fi­dent and be in­volved in com­mu­nity events. In ad­di­tion to this, pupils have been in­volved in vol­un­teer­ing for out­door trail main­te­nance and work­ing with tools in a group set­ting to ac­com­plish their goals.

Be­ing part of the club has also al­lowed them to meet Olympic cham­pion Sir Chris Hoy and to take part in cy­cling events across the coun­try.

For many of the pupils, meet­ing the in­spi­ra­tional mem­bers of The Clan was a dream come true af­ter hav­ing see­ing them per­form twice in re­cent years at the farm­ers’ show at Glenkiln, where they left a last­ing im­pres­sion with their feats of dar­ing and spec­tac­u­lar jumps


Lam­lash Pri­mary pupils ask The Clan mem­bers ques­tions about cy­cling.


Ross McArthur and Lynne Arm­strong are both air­borne dur­ing one of their aerial stunts.


Fear­less Danny Ste­wart takes his hands off the bars dur­ing his jump.

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