The second group of keen cyclist have now completed the Bike Club final obstacle course challenge.  Twelve keen children started the course on a dark cold Tuesday evening back in January with Mr Downing and Mrs Bottriell leading the way.  Bikeit! Ray also made an appearance on a couple of occasions to help guide and support the children.
It’s fair to say that there was a little apprehension and nervousness from some of the children at the beginning, but it was a delight to watch all twelve of them grown in confidence each week.  It was also very nice to have the warmer weather and lighter evenings as the weeks went on!  The commitment and focus from all of the children was fantastic, even on the wet and cold sessions outside and the indoor maintenance session.
Throughout the week, several of the children would eagerly ask Mr Downing what they would be learning next, quite clearly looking forward to their next bike club session.  Even Mr Watson from the Infant school watched with great interest from his classroom window and has asked if he can join the next group!
The final challenge put all of their learning to the test, consisting of tight corners, an off road section, stops and started, dismounting and mounting, gear changing and lifting your bike over obstacles.  Every child had a go and had lots of fun.  The children were timed, with the challenge of beating their own time, not each other.  Everyone improved their time, following advice given by Mr Downing, Mrs Bottriell and Bikeit! Ray.  Well done Bike Club.
Mr Dowing and Mrs Bottriell are already planning the next Bike Club and will be inviting applications soon. With thanks to these staff members for giving their time voluntarily.

18th March 2016
Category: Whole School