Mountain Biking Skills Workshops in Rossendale
|Published: 17th November 2011 23:53|
Through its Adrenaline Gateway project, Rossendale Council has provided funding to Rossendale Rocky Riders for a series of mountain biking skills workshops.
The aim of the project is to introduce young people to mountain biking safely. It also gives them a club structure to join which will support and encourage their development as young riders.
Mountain biker at Lee Quarry
Through the sessions, over 120 riders from Fearns, Alder Grange, BRGS, All Saints, Haslingden High and Whitworth High Schools will be given a taste of mountain biking. The courses will be delivered by BikeRight, a northwest cycle training company. The fearsome obstacles the children will have to go over, under or around include a slalom course, ramps, limbo bars and the ultimate challenge - the See Saw!
Cllr Andy MacNae, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration said; "Lee & Cragg Quarries are a fantastic resource and are now among the best mountain bike facilities in the country. We now want to support programmes that give local young people the skills and confidence to enjoy these trails. The Rocky Riders initiative is important because it not only provides skills training but also a supportive club structure to foster long term involvement in the sport."
Rossendale Rocky Riders was formed to provide a local mountain bike club by members of the Rossendale Road Cycling Club with support from Rossendale Schools Sports Partnership, Fearns Community Sports College, Rossendale & Lancashire Childrens Trust and Rossendale Peer Group. The Club provides mountain biking sessions for those 12yrs and over. For further details contact Adrian Watts on 07818 054529.