Midlothian Bike Festival 2017

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Date – Tuesday 13th June 2017

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

XC start MOL flag IMG_9517ExperiencePupils should be competent cyclists (Discover Bike Standards would be acceptable ie to be able to ride off road using gears and brakes effectively)

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 – £1 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 sean.fallon@midlothian.gov.uk by the deadline Wednesday  26th April 2017.    

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It is National Bike Week 201during 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, Ikea,  plus staff and pupils from Beeslack HS.

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