Takapau School opens!

School track openings usually see a lot of kids on bikes, but Takapau School in Central Hawkes Bay broke all records last Friday when the entire school’s 120 students pedalled round to celebrate the opening of their 3 new tracks.

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CHB’s mayor Peter Butler did the honours to officially open the track, and was even persuaded to join the mass of cyclists for a quick turn round the track.

Thanks to all the organisations and individuals listed below for helping to make this all possible:

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We were also lucky enough to be joined by some seriously talented bike riders – professional mountain bikers Brook McDonald and George Brannigan.  Always up for a challenge, George and Brook took on two specially selected young riders from the school for a race (and gave them both half a lap head start to give them a fighting chance – maybe they were a bit too generous there though….).

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You can also see a video of the kids in action in the report from local paper Hawkes Bay Today here