Stirling Bike Club : Wallace Warriors Keep Scotland Beautiful
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Wallace Warriors, the junior section of Stirling Bike Club, spent one of their training nights off their bikes this week to do a litter pick as part of the Keep Scotland Beautiful Spring Clean.
37 Warriors, along with 20 parents and coaches spent the evening picking up rubbish in the Hermitage Woods behind the University of Stirling. The kids show a competitive nature when racing on their bikes, and this was was transferred to the litter pick. Everyone wanted to see who could collect the most rubbish and find the most unusual item.
The volunteers managed to collect enough rubbish to fill the back of a pickup truck. Jim Fisher and his colleagues at Stirling Council provided tabards for visibility, bin bags, litter collection equipment, and sent the truck to collect the rubbish at the end of the session. Amongst the unusual items found were two ironing boards, several pairs of sunglasses, a horse whip, a barbeque, a bra and half a guitar.
The kids along with the adult section of Stirling Bike Club regularly use the trails around Stirling which offer exceptional cycling. The bike club always encourages responsible riding, knowing that the tracks are shared by walkers and others. The kids are passionate and care about the environment they ride in and were keen to clean up rubbish left by others. The kids were praised by the numerous walkers that came across them during their quest to keep the trails clean.