Bega Valley Shire Mayor Bill Taylor and Sapphire Coast Anglican College head of school Andrew Duchesne cut the ribbon to officially open the college's new custom-made mountain bike track.
The ribbon falls to the ground as Bega Valley Shire Mayor Bill Taylor and SCAC head of school Andrew Duchesne open the mountain bike track.
Teacher Jake Lambie leads a group of students on a ride of the track.
Student Jake Whyman straps a video camera to his helmet to film a lap of the track.
A SCAC pupil waves to the riders as they reach the highest point of the track.
Mountain bike riders, including teacher Jake Lambie, wave back to the SCAC junior pupils.
Teacher Jake Lambie leads the ride back to the start.
Pupils watch on as the group rides back down the track.
Teacher Jake Lambie steadies himself as he makes his way down a descent.
Sapphire Coast Anglican College students Jed Clarke (front) and Jake Whyman make their way down the track.
Sapphire Coast Anglican College head of school Andrew Duchesne addresses the audience.
Teacher Jake Lambie (front) prepares to ride the SCAC mountain bike track.
Year 10 student Jake Whyman delivers a point at the opening.
Bega Valley Shire Mayor Bill Taylor is pleased to attend the official opening.
A large crowd, including more than 100 SCAC junior pupils, attend the opening.
SAPPHIRE Coast Anglican College (SCAC) now boasts a custom-made mountain bike track.
A large crowd, including more than 100 junior pupils,
attended the track's official opening at noon on Friday.
Dignitaries included Bega Valley Shire Mayor Bill Taylor
and Arch Deacon David Ruthven and SCAC board representatives.
After a number of speeches, Cr Taylor and SCAC’s head of
school Andrew Duchesne cut the ribbon to open the track.
Teacher Jake Lambie then led a group of enthusiastic
students on a lap of the new 3km loop.
Year 10 student Jake Whyman strapped a video camera to his helmet to film a lap on the track.
Mr Lambie said today’s opening was a highlight of his
mountain biking experiences.
He thanked everyone for supporting the project, saying “you
have no idea how much time and effort was spent to make the track successful”.
Today’s opening concluded a frustrating wait for SCAC’s
staff and students.
In July 2012, the college announced it had constructed
the custom-made track, but a number of unforseen factors led to the delayed
* See Tuesday’s BDN for full story.