Huge congratulations to Nina Cameron and Cory Muir who have just qualified as British Cycling Level 1 MTB Leaders. To achieve this they had to complete 2 days training with Mike Pescod, and they are now helping out with leading the younger riders in the club. Having come right through the club from an early age it is really great to seem them now inspiring these younger riders! Some of the other older teenagers ( Evan Macdonald, FrasDaniel Parfitt, Rory Gilfillan, Kai Frost,Cole Jackson, Joseph Tait, and Kieran MacDougal) have also been helping out with the younger groups and have been getting some great feedback from riders and coaches alike – well done! Many thanks to Lochaber Sports Association for providing us with a grant to help with the Level 1 course, and thanks also to Mark Clark for providing training for some of those not on the course. We are aiming to run another Level 1 course next Spring.
Saturday the 12th of December saw the final session of this Winter’s block of Kids club sessions. 52 youngsters took part in these sessions and seemed to have a real blast. As this was the last session before Xmas there was a fair amount of tinsel decorating bikes but unfortunately Santa wasn’t able to make his traditional appearance due to a need to quarantine before Xmas day. Help was however at hand in the unusual shape of a gorilla in the forest who provided presents for at least a couple of groups. A big thanks must go to all the volunteer helpers who enabled these sessions to go ahead. Roll on Spring!
Gorilla in the woods!