Mountain bike fun for school pupils
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.
St Brides Primary School children had a fantastic day at Nevis Range.
Pupils from Lundavra Primary School with their signed Danny Hart signed posters.
Spean Bridge Primary School pupils were excited about their trip.