Mountain Biking Crew is back!

We’re pleased to announce the return of XP Trust’s Mountain Biking Crew, after school beginning Friday 16th March (3.30 – 5.15), now that the days are getting longer. Led by Chris Green we take students out for nearly 2 hours to improve their levels of fitness and to practise their off-road skills.

Unless engaged in intervention, C21 students who will complete a cycling proficiency course before their silver Duke of Edinburgh cycling expedition should also join this group to prepare themselves for the challenge, and the Crew is open to all other students on a first come first served basis (places are limited). Please note that for safety reasons the Mountain Biking Crew activities are dependent on favourable weather conditions.

This follows the Bicycle Buddy initiative that saw a professionally qualified cycle technician attend XP School recently to service our students’ bikes. The facts and stats were:

Total Bikes serviced = 17

Brake cables fitted = 9
Brake Cable outer fitted = 2
Gear Cables fitted = 4
Brake pads fitted = 4 ( 2 sets )
Brake Noodles fitted = 5 – these are the pipes that hold the cable in place at the brake caliper.
Bottom Bracket adjustments = 3
Bar end caps fitted = 4
Tyres Inflated / checked = 16
Headset adjusted = 3
All free-of-charge courtesy of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council.