The International Mountain Bike Associations Take a Kid Mountain Bike Day at Lake Seppings on Sunday was a huge success.

45 kids between the ages of 3 and 15 registered for the event. They were also supported by their parents who joined them for the morning.

The day started with some basic tips on pre-ride safety checks for the bikes before the participants took off to ride around the Lake Seppings trail. Children choose between riding 1,2 or 3 laps depending on their age and ability.

Afterwards the children enjoyed some practice time on the small course that had been set up using many of the features from the kids race at the Southern MTB festival weekend. The riders tackled mini sea containers, see saws, skinny bridges and jumps on an action packed course.

Paul O’Donnell said it was great to see the kids come down in big numbers to enjoy a great family activity. This is the perfect lead in to the summer mountain biking season and the Albany Mountain Bike Club will be releasing their 2017 calendar soon, including dates for racing and skills development opportunities.

For any further details contact Junior Development Officer Paul O’Donnell