School keeps cycling

The Oban Times - - Districts -

AF­TER 10 days of cycling, the Big Pedal chal­lenge was brought to a close but it might not be the end of the ini­tia­tive at a Fort Wil­liam school.

Schools across Lochaber took part in the Big Pedal which en­cour­aged peo­ple to cy­cle to school.

Nix Forster from Fort Wil­liam’s Off Beat Bikes, told the Lochaber Times: ‘To­gether with some of the par­ents we cre­ated a wel­come com­mit­tee for the chil­dren at Lochaber High School. We kept a record of how many peo­ple par­tic­i­pated each day and said ‘ well done’. The most we had was 65. Some morn­ings were lovely and some were pretty wet so we were re­ally im­pressed by all the ef­forts. The teach­ers got in­volved too.’

Nix is hop­ing a ‘spin off’ of the pro­gramme will be launched soon. ‘We are think­ing of maybe do­ing a wheels on Wed­nes­day for the next nine weeks,’ he said.

A com­mit­tee greeted Big Pedal par­tic­i­pants each day at Lochaber High School.

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