A BARROW school embraced the benefit of two-wheeled transport to develop both fitness and navigation skills in 1991.

The Mail, on May 7, noted: "Mountain bike-mad youngsters at Thorncliffe School, Barrow, will now be able to cycle during school hours — as part of their lessons.

"The school has bought 12 mountain bikes to be used in the physical and outdoor education faculty for years 10 and 11.

"They will not only be used for biking but also navigation.

"The bikes were bought from Barrow firm Top Mark which is also giving expert advice and instruction."

Paul Nickson, of Topmark, officially handed over the bikes.

They were received by physical and outdoor education head Stuart Thomson watched by Thorncliffe pupils.