Explorers Cycling Practice Weekend #2
With the summer trip fast approaching, a second practice weekend was arranged to refine the process. Saturday involved a cycle of around 40km from Bromley to Downe Activity Centre via Eynsford and Shoreham. With the site then set up and bikes unloaded, it was off to the shops for dinner, then back to the site for a relaxing evening and nice dinner cooked on the Trangia cookers before getting cleaned and having a nice fire in the evening.
After a well deserved night’s sleep, we packed up in the morning and rode back to Bromley on the Sunday morning, all of which both days was bathed in glorious sunshine.
The weekend was good preparation with not many issues highlighted, apart from one leader who had to nearly rebuild his bike at the side of the road even though it had just been serviced!
Under 2 months to go, it is coming round fast!
Contributed by Ben Callow, Assistant Explorer Scout Leader