Students on the welsh mountain bike trail

Students on the welsh mountain bike trail

Wey Valley students travelled to Bike Park Afan in South Wales for a weekend of exciting and challenging mountain biking. The annual school trip takes place at the purpose built trails which are some of the best in Europe.

Mark Salmon, PE teacher and Outdoor lead at Wey Valley said, ‘for some students it was also an opportunity to be assessed for their GCSE PE studies’.

The Friday session gave students time to warm up in the Skills Park, Saturday was a long 5 hour 18 mile trail called ‘W2’ and on the Sunday, students took on the ‘Wall’. The technical trails all involved jumps, berms, rocks and puddles.

Mr Salmon said he was very impressed with the group, ‘despite some falls and fatigue, all the students showed great perseverance to continue throughout the three day gruelling schedule. Two students, Scott Stallman and Sam Anstey have been coming to South Wales since Year 7 and are now quicker and more proficient than the staff which made us feel very proud’.

Mr Salmon thanked Richard Edgeley and Neil Anstey for their support on the school trip.

The next mountain bike morning out will be on 14th January for students and parents. We will be riding to Hardy’s Monument and back.