Picture: Fergus and Georgio Berardelli arriving at school
The challenge of The Big Pedal 2018 at Lochaber High School has been entertaining and an enormous success over the past week. The Sustrans Big Pedal 2018 – a UK-wide event to get more young people and staff cycling to school is backed by world record breaking cyclist Mark Beaumont.
There’s been a great response from both pupils and teachers so far despite the interesting weather. On the first day there was an amazing 42 cyclists, up 75% compared to the first day in 2017. Numbers have continued to grow all week and organisers are hopeful of overtaking last years grand finale of 69 cyclists on the final day, Friday 4th May.
There has been a huge amount of support from the school, local businesses and other organisations involved with young people. Due to their generosity there are a large number of prizes to be won. Any pupil or teacher has their name entered in to the prize draw for every time they cycle. The prizes include the latest Ipad and a brand new bike, as well as countless other vouchers and gifts.
Generous Prize Donations for The Big Pedal 2018 came from many local businesses:
Liberty Aluminium, Nevis Cycles, Off Beat Bikes, Corrour Restaurant, Cotswold, Delicraft, Lochaber High School, M and S Dental Care, Nevis Range, Nevisport, Sammy’s Chip Shop, The Highland Book Shop, The Granite House, The Nevis Centre, The Tavern Restaurant, The Wildcat Cafe, Three Wise Monkeys, Weatherspoons
Support For The Big Pedal has come from
High Life Highland, DYW (Developing the Young Workforce).