Cyclists visit school

BRIDGET RAILTON
Last updated 12:05 23/10/2012
Tour Of Southland visit to Wallacetown School
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Wallacetown School pupils AJ Lincoln 10 (left) and Jack Kollat, nine, flanked by PowerNet Tour of Southland riders Cam Karwowski (left) Shane Archbold (far right).

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A case of cycle fever hit Wallacetown School today, after a visit from two of team PowerNet’s star cyclists.

Shane Archbold, 23, and Cameron Karwowski, 21, visited Wallacetown School this morning as part of PowerNet’s pre-race promotional tour.

About 40 lively children asked the hard questions of the visiting athletes, such as ‘‘how long does it take to win a race’’, and ‘‘When do you get to sleep’’.

The visit was the first out of 11 scheduled school visits during the buildup to the Tour of Southland, which starts on Sunday.

As well as giving kids information about cycling, the athletes also passed on important electricity safety messages.

Cyclist Shane Archbold said it was really enjoyable. ‘‘It’s always nice when we get asked to do something like this.’’

The athletes are also scheduled to visit Riverton Primary School, Waianiwa School, Makarewa School, Lochiel School, St Thomas School, Ascot Park School, James Hargest College, Te Tipua School, Mataura School and West Gore School later in the week.

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- The Southland Times

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