The inaugural Baleares International College Bike Fest was held on Saturday 22nd of September and was a huge success!
The School-run cycling festival was the first of its kind in Mallorca with young participants invited from both inside and outside the School. The event included beginner bike skill sessions, Dr Bike; a bicycle clinic run by sponsor ‘Bicimetrics’ and a series of competitive races on the school’s track. Students were also invited to take part in a ‘Design the BIC cycling jersey’ to be worn at future competitive events. Prizes were shared with all and music was provided by members of the School Choir and School Band. There were a number festival stalls and a Food Truck providing refreshments for our many visitors.
Duncan Giles, Principal of BIC, Sa Porrassa, said the event went extremely well with over 150 participants, including parents and many visitors from outside the School. “Events like these are so important to BIC, they bring our community together and promote our key values, to do so through the promotion of sporting activity is especially welcome”.
BikeFest organiser and Head of Sixth Form, Tony Gray, thanked the School´s parents and teaching staff for supporting the event and welcomed visitors.
“BIC would also like to thank Fernando Gilet Sancenón, President of Baleares Cycling Federation, for attending. We look forward to working with the youth cycling clubs on the islands to help take more of our students from the playground to the podium.”
Baleares International College is lucky to count a number of cycling champs amongst its alumni, including under-16 Balearics road champion Joshua Murphy and his sister, under-12 Balearics track champion, Julia Murphy. As well as George Gray, who represented the Balearics in the Spanish nationals alongside Joshua and is the reigning Balearics under-14 track champion for individual pursuit.
Extra-Curricular Activities at BIC
BIC has a very extensive range of extra-curricular activities; sporting, creative and academic. With over 35 different activities there is something for everyone and the school is fortunate to have both Francesca Fox, an Olympian from London 2012, lead a gymnastics club and World BJJ Champion, Joe Notebart, deliver a BJJ course for students. Professional photographers, local artists and session musicians all support the BIC staff in offering a wide range of learning and enriching opportunities for our students.
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