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