The first ever Kerrera Kids Bike Event will take place from 11.15am on Sunday 10th October 2021!
The event will take place just 5 mins up the hill from the ferry, in the Balliemore Farm fields across from our community venue at the Old School. A marquee will be set up for registration starting from 11.15am (please aim for the 11am ferry). Lunch/ refreshments will be available for all with soup/sandwiches and drinks provided (donations are very welcome).
There will be 3 bike courses:
- a balance bike course for younger kids
- a Blue Mountain Bike Course for Juniors/Improvers (suggested age up to 12 years)
- a Black Mountain Bike Course for confident riders (suggested age 10 years +) this short course will have some jumps and steep down hills.
A prize giving ceremony will take place around 2.30pm/3pm with our very special guest- pro-mountain biker, Lee Craigie, Director of the Adventure Syndicate, who is now the Active Nation Commissioner for Scotland and official representative of walking, cycling and physical activity across the nation (see photos). We're delighted to have her support! All participating kids will receive a medal and there will be some special awards for best times on the courses, along with sportsmanship and good vibes!
Huge thanks must go to the Argyll & Bute Council Supporting Communities Fund for supporting the event and to Balliemore Farm for providing the site for the course in the fields across from the Old School. Thanks also to Oban Cycles who are supplying some prizes and Adventure Oban who are helping to promote and support the event. The courses wouldn't exist without help from Tamas (thank you!), a. local kids bike club leader.
Please note ferry times from the mainland: 10.35am, 11.05am, 11.35am, 12.05pm, 12.35pm.
*N.B.THERE ARE NO FERRIES 12.35PM - 2PM*
Return ferries every 30mins from 2pm - 5pm, last sailing from Kerrera to mainland at 5.55pm
For the folk who really love cycling - be sure to check out the Ride Oban Weekender, taking place 29th-30th October, organised by our friends at Adventure Oban.