There were 165 red smiling faces after competing in the various cycling activities at the inaugural Midlothian Primary Schools Mountain Bike Festival. Riders in Primary 6 and 7 proudly represented their schools. 90 riders competed in the XC course and 75 in the skills event, all showing great skill and enthusiasm for the sport.
The organiser Sean Fallon a teacher from the Midlothian Council Outdoor Learning Service would like to thank all the school staff and participants for taking part in difficult conditions with great sprit and showing massive amounts of energy.
This event would not have been possible without the tremendous support of our partners from Sustrans, Midlothian Active School, Beeslack High School, Midlothian Mountain Bike Club , Scottish Cycling and the Midlothian School Travel Plan Co-ordinator. A big thanks to you all!
We were very fortunate to have a large number of prizes donated thanks to our sponsors from Halfords Straiton, Sustrans, Transgression park and Midlothian Council.
Gordon Burt (Midlothian I-bike officer) would like to add that this was”a great way to get schools together for a bike festival. This was a magnificent effort by all.”
TEAM RESULTS – Combined XC and Skills Events
Sacred Heart 6th
St Matthews Not a full team.
|Individual Results Skills Course|
|Sacred Heart||7||Ross Bryant||00:51.1||Boys||1st|
|St Matthews||7||Callum Myers||00:59.6||Boys||3rd|
|Individual Results XC Course|
|Sacred Heart||6||Isabel Bovo||3.01.28||Girl||2nd|
|Sacred Heart||7||Ross Bryant||2.30.19||Boy||1st|
A FULL list of results can be found here – Mid Bike festival 2016 results.
500m Sprint Challenge
P6 Girl-Amy Robertson-33.9-Loanhead
P6 Boy-Fergus Jones-34.0-Paradykes
P7 Girl-Yasmin Foreman-31.6-Loanhead
P7 Boy-Calum Evans-32.2-Paradykes
Honourable mentions to Elena Clark 32.0-Lasswade and
WELL DONE TO ALL RIDERS:)
A certificate for all riders can be printed by clicking here >> Participants certificate Bike Fest 2016.
If you would like to cycle more please get in touch with your local club the Midlothian Cycle Club.
The Outdoor Learning team will again be organising our very popular Discover Mountain Bike sessions in 2016-17 . Information on last years discover event can be found HERE.