Everything you need to know about cycling expeditions! And the lowdown on the French leg of our trip...
This is part 1, check out part two HERE This week we are undertaking an epic expedition; we’re cycling to Paris! Cycling is very different to our usual canoeing expeditions and here are some reasons why: Gram counting counts! Whilst canoeing, the water kindly carries the weight of your kit, but now our legs are taking … Continue reading London to Paris 2019 (Part 1: The British bit…)
Last Friday, a gaggle of 40-odd young people plus Leaders descended upon Scout Park. After piling into minibuses we all drove as speedily as possible up to the Peak District for a weekend of adventure and activity based at the Gradbach Scout Centre. After arriving on Friday evening at roughly 10pm, we quickly got settled … Continue reading Winter Camp 2019
Our plan for our Explorer Belt expedition started fairly simply: Cycle the entire length of Italy.
Written by the Explorer Scouts who cycled from London to Paris. It all started with a flyer in my inbox – did I want to cycle to Paris in half term? I've never even rode my bike to school! Anyway, I went to the meeting and got a kit list, and went on a short … Continue reading London to Paris 2015: Life on Two Wheels
We had barely returned from cycling to Paris before the cycling bug had caught hold again. Feeling the need to get out back on two wheels we booked a 6:30am train from Waterloo to Southampton and a ferry to the Isle of Wight. The challenge was going to be to cycle around the perimeter of … Continue reading Isle of Wight Cycle
Early on the morning of Monday 7th April, just a few hours after our annual DofE training camp was wrapped up the evening before, eleven bleary-eyed Explorers, Networkers and Leaders set off from Scout Park to cycle to Paris. The expedition was planned to take 5 ½ days, with a further 2 days in Paris to … Continue reading London to Paris!