Midlothian Bike Festival 2018


NB – The Outdoor Learning team will not be organising this event due to the closure of our Midlothian Council Outdoor Learning Services at the end of June 2018.  To ensure some continuity we are pleased to inform you that the Sustrans i-bike officers will be taking on this responsibility. They can be contacted by email Roslynn.Newman@midlothian.gov.uk and Gordon.burt@midlothian.gov.uk. 


More information on this years event will come out very soon.

We hope that this valued and popular event will continue to grow in the future. 


Thank you to all those who have supported this event and helping hundreds of our pupils experience the joys of cycling at a big event. 

Date – Wednesday 13th June 2018

Times – Times will be allocated once entry has closed.

Venue – Beeslack High School, Penicuik

Who – Primary 6 and 7 pupils

Aims –

  • Have fun!
  • Promote alternative physical activity in the outdoors
  • Provide an opportunity for pupils to compete in the sport of cycling
  • Further increase pupils’ understanding of riding a course, using gears and brakes
  • Experience skills for learning and skills for life
  • Promote cycling as a mode of travel to school
  • Meet pupils from other schools

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Events – Cross-country race (700m) and a Skills competition

Numbers – 8 to 33 pupils in a school team

Equipment – All technical equipment (bikes, helmets, gloves) will be provided.  For what to bring see HERE.

Costs – £2 entry fee per rider

Transport – Schools to arrange transport independently.


How to enter – Please click on the link HERE Complete and  return your forms to ??? by the deadline May 2018.    

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It is National Bike Week 2018 during the week of the festival so why not get involved and raise the profile of cycling within your school and local community. 

This event is being led by the Midlothian Outdoor Learning Service with some tremendous support from RUTS/Upower, Active Schools Midlothian, SustransScottish Cycling, Midlothian School Travel Plan Co-ordinator, Midlothian Cycling Club, Scottish Bike Trial Club,  Scottish Schools Cycle Speedway,  plus staff and pupils from Beeslack HS.

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