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Jane Chisholm

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Weʼre raising £20,000 to build a mountain-biking skills loop at Inverness Royal Academy

Inverness

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Inverness Royal Academy Cycle Hub group was established in 2018 and aims to widen access to all forms of cycling for our pupils, their families and the wider community. Find out more about what we have done by reading our case-study from Cycling Scotland or our nomination for DMBinS Awards 2019.

As part of this broad aim we have established a school MTB club which receives coached sessions, led rides and an annual bikepacking expedition. The club is hoping to develop an already established trail on the school grounds to include skills features such as berms, drops, rock gardens and table tops suitable for MTB and BMX.

Being in the urban environment of Inverness some of our youngsters struggle to get the opportunity to ride technical features in a safe, managed environment. We want to be able to offer coached sessions at a higher technical level and by having a purpose built trail on the school grounds it would be accessible to the club at lunchtimes and after-school, and the community in the evenings and at weekends.

We hope to achieve the following:

Increased participation in extra-curricular MTB club

Develop the sport of MTB by offering grass-route coaching with links to further pathway opportunities including making links to UCI 2023 to inspire competitive pupils

Increased health & wellbeing of pupils with ASN or from low SIMD areas through curricular and extra-curricular involvement in riding, bike maintenance and trail design

Increased participation in mountain biking for girls through providing coaching, role models and targeted activities

Provide leadership opportunities and develop "skills for work" in our school community including building a sense of pride and responsibility for the facility

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  • Jane Chisholm1 month ago
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    Jane Chisholm

    1 month ago

    Great to get the project in the press today! Read about it in the Inverness Courier: https://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/news/mtb-trail-around-corner-for-school-kids-232557/ Or listen to me chat to John Davidson about it for his new blog: https://bl6.co.uk/wordpress/podcast/episode-one-beinn-bhuidhe-and-a-bid-for-a-new-mountain-bike-skills-loop-at-an-inverness-school/

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25

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 21, 2021

  • Blair

    Blair

    Apr 11, 2021

    Great project. I look forward to this giving young people the conficendce to enjoy cycling and the benefits that will come from that!

  • Anne MacRae

    Anne MacRae

    Mar 31, 2021

    What a brilliant project!

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 31, 2021

  • Marie Bain

    Marie Bain

    Mar 29, 2021

    £20.00

  • Robert Macleod

    Robert Macleod

    Mar 28, 2021

    Great idea is there a map of the route?

  • Vicki

    Vicki

    Mar 27, 2021

    This is a wonderful idea to get young people started with the skills to enjoy mountain biking. In the Highlands there are so many places to enjoy this sport, this is fantastic.

    £50.00

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Jane Chisholm

Jane Chisholm

Inverness

PE Teacher and Mountain Biking adventurer at Inverness Royal Academy.

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