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VOTE FOR US AT TETesco BagsSCO AVIEMORE......

.... and help us build a fantastic bike pump track and outdoor gym for the whole community at Kingussie High School.

Cycle Friendly Kingussie and Kingussie High School are delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding from the ‪#‎bagsofhelp‬ scheme from those lovely people at Tesco. We are going to be building a bike "pump track" and outdoor gym at the High School for the use by the whole community and our visitors.

We are guaranteed £8k but it could be £10k or £12k and that's where you come in. So go and vote for us in store at Tesco Aviemore from today (Saturday) up to 7th March and help us get our community active and build the best MTB skills area and gym we can.

With £8k we can build a great though basic facility, with £12k we can build a fantastic facility and get some pupils and community volunteers trained up to run mountain biking and gym sessions for the whole community!

Kingussie High School, who recently achieved the Cycle Friendly Schools Award, will host this exciting new facility which will be available for the whole community and is particularly aimed at giving young folk in the area somewhere to get active, acquire new skills and build confidence.

Ollie Bray, Head Teacher, Kingussie High School said today "We are absolutely delighted that this scheme can now become a reality, we have been promoting cycling as part of our curriculum for some time now. Our pupils are already working with Primary School children to teach them to use balance bikes. Having this fantastic facility at the High School, at the heart of our community, will ensure that it is available to young people from all over Strath. If the public gets behind us and votes for the project then the additional funding will help us to add additional features to the track and gym as well as helping volunteer pupils and members of the community so they can deliver mountain biking and outdoor gym sessions."

Tesco has teamed up with greenspace Scotland to launch its Bags of Help initiative across Scotland. The scheme will see three community groups and projects awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.