DESPITE the rain, pupils from the Mumbulla School donned helmets and hit the road for the Tour de Bega on Thursday.
A biennial event inspired by the Tour de France, pupils from Classes 4, 5 and 6 took part in the ride which followed bike trails along the Bega River before tackling the hills of Coopers Gully.
This year King and Queen of the Mountain were awarded to Xavier Smith and Ruby Hodder from Class 6 who made it to the top of Mt Pleasant Rd in Coopers Gully before their peers.
The rain meant some last minute changes to the schedule with the afternoon of games at Valley Fields cancelled.
Roadwork on the stairs leading off Bega bridge also meant the pupils had to take off their shoes and socks walk across Bega River, leading to some very cold feet.
The school’s French teacher Brigitte Leroy coordinates the event and said everyone had a great ride despite the weather.
“Well, we need to rain so that’s more important and the children are looking forward to some hot chocolate back at the school instead,” she said.
The school thanked all the parent volunteers who accompanied the pupils and Bega motorists for their consideration during the event.