So what kind of shooting goes on at Bisley? In this week’s show, Schools Challenge Academy member Jack Brearley joins TSC organiser David Florent on a visit to the home of British shooting in Surrey. David wants to further Jack’s shooting education – and to shoot his first rounds of Olympic Trap and English Skeet.
In 1890, this village in Surrey became the location for the UK’s National Rifle Association Championships which moved there from Wimbledon. Bisley went on to host most of the shooting events in the 1908 Olympic Games. From there grew a panoply of shooting clubs, ranges, two clay target shooting complexes and even a railway carriage. It hosts events and competitions throughout the year, including the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and is headquarters for shooting organisations including the British NRA and the CPSA.
For more about the CPSA, visit www.cpsa.co.uk
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