Mountain Biking Club - Training for Wales
Date: Saturday 28 January 2012
In April, during the Easter school holidays, a team of Form 8 Mountain Bike Club members will be making an expedition to South Wales to ride some of the country’s finest mountain bike trails at Cwmcarn and Afan Argoed mountain bike centres, and camping overnight.
During the course of this term we are undertaking training for this trip to build fitness, commitment and team spirit. Today we undertook the first of our Saturday rides, a 20km ride in the Blean Woods area. The emphasis was on hill training, riding together as a team, learning to ‘dig in’ when the going gets hard and stretching stamina. Riders responded really well to these challenges and before our next Saturday training ride they are encouraged to increase their personal training. Some are already running or visiting the gym regularly through the week. Weekly Mountain Bike Club runs after school have also been scheduled until Easter.