Saturday morning is training time for our D of E silver group, preparing for their cycling and camping expedition this summer. I meet up with them at 9.30am, we check their bikes and trailers over, then send them on their way over the (hilly!) south end of the island, checking on their progress at several points along the way. Cycle touring gives them the chance to learn and practice many skills, including map-reading, route-planning, logistics and teamwork. It builds their fitness and will give them a huge sense of achievement when they complete their three-day expedition.
|Local D of E awards silver group training for their cycling expedition|