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Aberdeen pupils saddle up for cycling success

17/09/12

An Aberdeen secondary school is gearing up for a cycling roadshow which could help produce the next Sir Chris Hoy or Bradley Wiggins.

Bucksburn Academy will host the event tomorrow [18 September] as part of European Mobility Week, which focuses on alternative modes of transport to cars.

Pupils will be able to try their hand on a variety of bikes, including disability bikes, folding bikes, tricycles and recumbents, which place the rider in a laid back position.

It will be led by Adventure Aberdeen and is being funded through the North East of Scotland Transport Partnership (NESTRANS).

Bucksburn Academy physical education teacher Lee Williams said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for pupils to get active and more importantly have fun.

"The various types of bikes on offer at the event show that cycling can be fun and accessible for everyone, regardless of age, height, agility or ability.

"This summer has been a real success story for cycling in the UK with triumphs at the Tour de France, Olympics and Paralympics.

"This has undoubtedly sparked a surge in interest and I imagine our pupils too have been inspired to saddle up."