Cycling success

Pupils from schools in the Derbyshire Dales will be involved in a three day cycle relay event to mark 100 days before the Olympic Torch travels around the UK. Highfields School pupils cheer on the cycle team Leon Taylor, Phil Basterfield, Rory slater, Adam Biggs and Domonic Limb. Pupil Jade Byard is holding the replica torch.
Pupils from schools in the Derbyshire Dales will be involved in a three day cycle relay event to mark 100 days before the Olympic Torch travels around the UK. Highfields School pupils cheer on the cycle team Leon Taylor, Phil Basterfield, Rory slater, Adam Biggs and Domonic Limb. Pupil Jade Byard is holding the replica torch.

THE OLYMPICS wheeled its way into Matlock and Bakewell on Thursday as part of a special three-day cycling relay.

School pupils were invited to cheer on biking torch-bearers as part of a celebration marking the 100-day countdown until the real torch begins its journey around Britain.

Organised by the Rural Derbyshire Schools Sport Partnership, the route began and ended in Derby, but stopped off at Highfields School in Matlock, and Lady Manners in Bakewell. There was also members of the Enable Group charity – for those with learning difficulties – taking part along the Monsal Trail to raise awareness of the Paralympics.

Amanda Bennett, of Enable, said: “Everyone was so proud to take part.”