RETURN OF KID’S CLUB SAT 20/04/24

It was a lovely sunny morning for the first kid’s club session of the year. Great to see over 50 kid’s out and about on the trails at Nevis Range having a blast. Great also to see a good number of the newly designed club tops proudly being worn.

BIG BIKE BAKE OFF 09/12/23

Kid’s Club had a great morning at the Fort William Bike Park today to mark the last session of 2023!

Congratulations to Finn Watt and Mia Jackson for winning this years most improved male and female awards 🏆

Double congratulations to Finn for winning the Big Baltrunas Bike Bake Off with his lemon drizzle cake, and Charley for the best looking bake! 🍰

Thank you to all the kids and parents for their commitment this year! Merry Christmas and see you all soon! 🚴🚴🏻‍♀️🎅🏻🎄

03/12/22 Last kid’s club session of the year

Sat the 3rd saw the last kid’s club session of this year. Hot chocolates with all the trimmings were much appreciated by all at the end. Junior trophies were also handed out;

  1. Most Improved Downhiller – Sorley Swabey.
  2. Most Improved Junior Female – Lily Cant.
  3. Most Improved Junior Male – Alan Grieve.

Many Thanks to everyone that has helped out with the club this year. Roll on Spring time!

cONGRATULATIONS TO jOSEPH AND dANIEL FOR SUCCESFULLY COMPLETING tHEIR…

Well done to Joseph Tait and Daniel Parfitt passing their fundamentals of mountain bike leadership course last weekend and thanks to Mark Clark and MikePescod Abacus Mountain Guides for putting the course on. The club is really fortunate to have had a number of older teenagers progress through kids club and start helping out with the groups and they have all been brilliant over the last term.

It’s been great seeing some of them start progressing through the leadership scheme and we are looking forward to supporting more of them through this next year.

Trying to get them all together for a photo proved impossible but thank you Cameron Bungey, Cory Muir, Cole Jackson, Daniel Parfitt, Finn Forsyth, Joseph Tait, Kai Frost, Nina Cameron, Riley Forsyth and Ruby Clark

Winter League 2022/23 Round 1 @Nevis Range

Well done to the 24 riders who took part in the main race and the 10 who took part in the junior race. A special mention has to go Isla and Lily Cant for completing the Cour Loop on a tandem ( despite reports of some initial fall outs!) Many thanks to Marian for organising the race and to Jacqui, Claire, Dave, Lorraine, Will and Es who helped with marshalling, timekeeping and providing much needed warm refreshments. The next race is on the 4th of December at a new venue – Achaderry Estate in RoyBridge and is being run by Lance and Leon. More details will be posted nearer the date on facebook.

Main Race Results;
AJ Macdonald 52:24:00 1st Ebike male
Jamie Gall 55:20:00 1st male
Stewart MacMillan 55:22:00 Ebike
Mike Bossard 56:33:00
Nick Charlton 56:49:00
Neil Wright 57:59:00
Alastair Maclennan 58:02:00
Ben Miller 58:14:00
Gregor Muir 63:52:00
Marie Meldrum 65:22:00 1st Female
Aaron Tresidder 67:12:00 First Junior Male
Es Tresidder 67:19:00
Colin MacTavish 71:17:00 shorter route: 1st over 70
Scott Rodgers 73:35:00
Nix Forster 75:10:00
Daniel Missen 77:46:00 non member
Gill Barnes 83:02:00
Damian Forster 83:08:00
Lance Marshall 86:24:00 Ebike
Emma Pearce 87:10:00
Isla and Lily Cant 94:23:00 Tandem and first junior females
Robbie Cant 94:37:00
Norma Gregory 97:05:00 1st Ebike female

Junior Race results;

Joseph 1st U12 Boy

Archie 2nd U12 Boy

Jethro 1st U10 Boy

Kaiden 2nd U10 Boy

Charley 1st U10 Girl

Ashleigh 2nd U10 Girl

Kai 1st U8 Boy

Alistair 2nd U8 Boy

Archie 3rd U8 Boy

Gabriel 1st U6 Boy

new level 1 leaders

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.

Return of kid’s club 24/04/21

Saturday morning saw the return of Kid’s club after a break for winter ( and lockdown!). 59 kid’s enjoyed some glorious weather and almost dusty trails! Many thanks to all the committee and the leaders and helpers who enabled it to happen!

Kid’s Club Christmas Session

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!