Moun­tain bike fun for school pupils

The Oban Times - - Districts -

AHEAD of Fort Wil­liam’s moun­tain bike world ear­lier this month, chil­dren from Lochaber schools vis­ited Ne­vis Range to get a firsthand look at the UCI event.

Pri­mary schools from Lochaber ven­tured up Anoach Mhor on Fri­day June 2, where more than 1,000 chil­dren got to meet their moun­tain bik­ing heroes and get a close up of the ac­tion.

Heather Thom­son, Kin­lochleven Pri­mary School head teacher, told the Lo

chaber Times: ‘The pri­mary 5-7 chil­dren who at­tended the Ne­vis Range visit had a bril­liant day.

‘They loved go­ing up on the gon­dola and see­ing the moun­tain bikes in ac­tion dur­ing train­ing. Most of the chil­dren also did the ropes course. They were all re­ally brave and had a go, most loved it. I even got ‘roped in’ to do­ing it. Thanks to the or­gan­is­ers for the op­por­tu­nity to at­tend the schools day.’

Nick Thom­son, Lun­davra Pri­mary School head teacher, said: ‘We went up in the gon­dolas to the top of the track, walked to Sgurr Fin­nisg-aig to ad­mire the amaz­ing view, watched the bikes fly­ing down the course, vis­ited the World Cup Vil­lage where we picked up some free­bies and got au­to­graphs from the rid­ers. It was a fan­tas­tic day.’

Lun­davra pupils meet one of the rid­ers.

Pho­to­graph Abright­side Pho­tog­ra­phy.

St Brides Pri­mary School chil­dren had a fan­tas­tic day at Ne­vis Range.

Pho­to­graph Abright­side Pho­tog­ra­phy.

Pupils from Lun­davra Pri­mary School with their signed Danny Hart signed posters.

Pho­to­graph: Abright­side Pho­tog­ra­phy.

Spean Bridge Pri­mary School pupils were ex­cited about their trip.

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