Youngsters riding high with Lotto aid

On their bikes: trainer Casper Taylor and student Kelvin Challoner get ready for action
On their bikes: trainer Casper Taylor and student Kelvin Challoner get ready for action

STUDENTS are gearing up to get on two wheels after the completion of a BMX track at their school.

Ravenscliffe High School was awarded £8,374 of lottery money to fund the “BMX Highriders” project.

Work started on the track, modified for the disabled pupils, in October.

They now have 60 pupils who ride on two-wheels.

It has had its official opening and Kelvin Challoner, 15, took the first spin around the track.

The BMX track was funded by the Big Lottery fund and jointly built in partnership with the ABLE project, set up through the Green Business Network in Sowerby Bridge.

Partner headteacher Martin Moorman said: “We have developed some exciting cycling projects at Ravenscliffe and the pump track is the next big thing for us. It’s going to offer many of our two-wheeled riders the chance to push them on to riding BMXs and develop skills.”

Students Jerry Hewitt and Benjamin Broadhead worked with Nigel Oliver from Green Business Network and Casper Taylor to design and build the track.

Pupils were inspired by Mike Mullen who showed them tricks during a school assembly and teachers are expecting a huge take-up.

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