Published: 16/05/2018 07:00 - Updated: 15/05/2018 13:48

Young riders are right on track!

Written byHector MacKenzie


Ben Wyvis cycle
A group of children get ready to head out on forest trails.

PEDAL power is being employed to maximum impact at a Ross-shire cycling club keen to encourage everyone in the community to saddle up.

Ben Wyvis Cycle Club has recently run special sessions for women and for children as part of its ethos of getting as many people as possible involved.

Eleanor MacDonald, who organised a recent event during which 30 children and nine adults were coached over four sessions within the Muir of Ord area said she was delighted with the turnout.

Many of those taking part opted to stay on and take part in a fun day being run locally with sponsorship support from SSE.

The club started Monday evening rides on Contin Forestry Commission tracks last month for juniors over the age of eight.

There are also weekly Wednesday evening rides for adults with details shared on the club’s public Facebook pages.

The club also hosts rides for juniors under the age of eight accompanied by their parent or responsible adult.

Gordon Bathgate, Ben Wyvis Cycle Club chairman, said: "The club is welcoming new members to join. We are passionate about cycling skills for all. We enjoy riding on and off road, have fun with good company and supportive advice."

The  club uses British Cycling’s Go-Ride  development programme for young people. It provides a fun and safe way to introduce young riders to the world of cycle sport and a platform to improve bike handling skills and enjoy the fast-growing sport.

Search for Ben Wyvis Cycle Club on facebook for updates on club rides and coaching sessions throughout the year. Visit or email

Want to know more? Search for Ben Wyvis Cycle Club on Facebook for updates on all club rides and coaching sessions throughout the year.

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