The first inter school mountain bike festival in the Scottish Borders is due to get underway.
The event is taking place in Galashiels, and it's hope the post Olympic enthusiasm for cycling will make the event a success.
Ewan Jackson, Chief Executive of Borders Sport and Leisure, said:
"The Borders has been producing world-class mountain biking talent for a number of years now and this is an opportunity for us to inspire and encourage the next generation of riders. We hope to make the Championship an annual event and to use it to help to keep alive the great feeling of achievement that has been derived from the recent Olympic Games."
The Championship will feature races for pupils from Primary five to S6 and there has been no limit to the amount of riders from each school entering each event.
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