200 youngsters hone skills at Bike Jam

Brett Jarvie, of Wanaka, helps son Joshua (5) over the obstacles at the Meridian Bike Jam in...
Brett Jarvie, of Wanaka, helps son Joshua (5) over the obstacles at the Meridian Bike Jam in Cromwell yesterday. Photo by Lynda van Kempen.
More than 200 young mountain bikers from all over Central Otago sharpened their skills at the Meridian Kids Bike Jam in Cromwell yesterday.

This was the second time the event had been held in Central Otago and children aged between 5 and 13 took part and learnt mountain-biking skills.

It was the first of seven such events planned around the country from March to May.

"In the nine years the Bike Jams have been running there has been a huge growth in mountain biking throughout the country, with tracks being built all over the place," national Bike Jam co-ordinator Jill Ford said. The track provided challenges for all age groups, with various obstacles to navigate.

 

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