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.”