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Moray youngster meets First Minister Humza Yousaf after cycling success

By Ewan Malcolm

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A MORAY mountain bike enthusiast who claimed gold at a a national cycling competition was invited to meet First Minister Humza Yousaf earlier this month.

Caleb Rigg to the First Minister's left.
Caleb Rigg to the First Minister's left.

Elgin Academy pupil Caleb Rigg (13) won a Ride the Worlds event which ran in parallel with the UCI Cycling World Championships in August.

He came through north qualifiers to reach the Glasgow finals during the world championships, and raced his way to the gold medal in the under-14 category against top national competitors in his age group.

Caleb outside Bute House.
Caleb outside Bute House.

Caleb, alongside 17 others, were invited to Bute House to meet Mr Yousaf on November 7 to celebrate their success.

All invitees were asked to wear their winning Ride the Worlds jerseys to the event, to showcase their success and the success of the events themselves.

And, while parents were not permitted entry into Bute House, there was still time for Caleb and the family to mark the occasion with a few laps of the local pump track near Arthur's Seat.

Caleb brought his bike to mark the occasion.
Caleb brought his bike to mark the occasion.

Grant Rigg, Caleb's dad, said: "It was an honour for Caleb to be invited to meet the First Minister at his personal residence at Bute House in Edinburgh.

"It's an opportunity that not many 13 year olds from Elgin get.

"We are very grateful to the First Minister for taking the time to congratulate and pay tribute to Caleb and the other very talented winners of the Ride the Worlds series of events.”

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