Cycle stunt team star attraction at Cupar gala

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A CYCLE stunt team that has taken the UK by storm is set to show off its skills at this year’s Cupar Children’s Gala.

The event on Saturday, June 4 will feature The Clan, a group of riders who joined forces with international cycling star and YouTube sensation Danny Macaskill to stage spectacular stunt shows.

During their visit to Duffus Park, The Clan will stage a ‘trials battle’ which involves two riders battling each other in hop competitions, gap jumps and other stunning tricks.

Feeding off the rivarly, the show promises to draw in the crowd and maintains a furious pace as both riders push themselves to their limits.

Throughout the day the riders will up the ante on each other and the crowd will want to come back for more as the rivlary intensifies!


In addition to their shows in the main arena, the cyclists will also be holding a come and try session in their special ‘stunt zone’.

Children aged from five-15 will be given all the equipment they need to enjoy training from qualified coaches and try out some stunts themselves!

Another highlight of the day — and a stunt in itself — will be a giant tractor see-saw which will see two massive vehicles bid to strike perfect balance.

This year’s gala begins at Bonnygate car park where all floats and walking groups will assemble from 10.30am ready for the parade, led by the City of St Andrews Pipe Band, to begin at 11am.

The parade will follow its usual route up Bonnygate before turning into Balgarvie Road on its way to the park.

Once in the park it will be time for the crowning of this year’s gala queen and king, Castlehill P7 pupils Brooke Robertson and Med Kapasi, with the help of attendants Rhiannon Laing, Natasha Whitehall, Jamie Thompson and Ross Falconer.


All children from schools in Cupar will receive a free ‘gala bag’ packed with lunch items while other visitors can visit the barbecue tent and a number of stalls selling a selection of home-baking and other tasty food.

Amongst the list of attractions on the day will be funfair rides for children of all ages plus a climbing wall, inflatable asault course, bungee run, gyroscope, bouncy castle and slides.

There will also be displays, dancing, storytelling and an interactive computer bus provided by Stagecoach.

The annual George Duncan Memorial football tournament will be held on the new artificial pitch, while there will also be children’s races, and various stalls by local groups around the main arena.