Hebridean Way Cycle Challenge June 2020

New Year, New Challenge for Arran High School
In June 2020, 16 students from Arran High School along with 4 members of staff including Mr Smith, Head teacher, will be taking on their biggest challenge yet. Students from S1 to S3 will be cycling the length of the Outer Hebrides from Vatersay to the Butt of Lewis. A distance of 185 miles over 6 days. Students will have responsibility to plan their trip, have basic knowledge of bike maintenance and plan their meals for the journey. Due to the physical demands of this trip the students will also be following a training plan which will include hills and group rides on Arran. Arran is the perfect terrain for training as it has a wide range of hills which many cyclists love.
Students will not only be cycling the Hebridean Way but taking part in a number of activities before they embark on the adventure. The team have split into different committees to organise part of their trip. Groups include bike maintenance, training, food and nutrition, accommodation, travel arrangements and fundraising.
The fundraising team will be organising activities over the next few months for the local community from a jumble sale, a themed concert and an ‘all you can eat’ cake and coffee morning to name a few. We hope the local community and island visitors will support these events, events will be advertised in the Banner and on social media. Any surplus money raised from these events will be donated to a charity on the Outer Hebrides.
As Arran is full of knowledge we would like to invite any volunteers within the community or wider who could offer their services or advice to any of our students. From the New Year the groups will be meeting with a teacher to oversee each part of the trip.
We hope to give frequent updates through the Banner and on social media for those interested in our developments.