3 female pupils from Larbert High School with their bikes
3 female pupils from Larbert High School with their bikes

Larbert High School S1 Cycle Roadshow

Three hundred S1 pupils at Larbert High School tried out different cycling activities over three days to encourage more pupils to take up cycling and get involved in cycling activities. They also organised their first ever girls only mountain bike trip.

S1 pupils went cycling crazy at Larbert High School this term when they took part in this year’s Cycle road shows.

Although slightly cold, the days stayed dry and pupils had the chance to try out the school's assault course, riding Tandem bikes and tackling hills on mountain bikes. PC Imrie security stamped bikes that pupils brought along on the day and local bike recycling project Recyke-a-bike came along to teach pupils how to fix their bikes. All the pupils are to be congratulated on their effort and enthusiasm.

Thanks are given to all the senior pupils who assisted as well as all the departments that the school linked with to carry out this venture: Outdoor Education, Recycke-a-bike, PC Imrie and Transport Planning.

Girls Only Aloud!

Larbert High School ran its first girls own cycling adventure to Calendar Estate cycle trails in Falkirk with teachers Mr Townsend and Miss Macgowan.

This was a great way to spend an hour out in the sunshine and we look forward to the next one after the summer holidays

It was identified through the S1 cycle road shows that girls were interested in mountain biking but were uncomfortable going out with the boys.

Miss Macgowan reported that "After getting to grips with the bikes we tried our hand at first the green run, then the blue and finally the red. This took us from flat trails to more challenging corners and undulations which we become more confident at. This was a great way to spend an hour out in the sunshine and we look forward to the next one after the summer holidays.”

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