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News > Tandem Weekend!

A group of NCW students arrived in sunny Craignure, Isle of Mull, on Thursday 19 September ready to embark on a busy weekend of tandem riding!

The group posing for a photo before setting off on their Tandems!

Rising bleary eyed from Camp NCW, Tom, Ilya, Riley, Asher and Max got stuck in to their first full day of riding, which was a 36 mile route around Ben More Mountain! The group grabbed a pit stop at the Monument to Dugald MacPhail, where they rehydrated and inhaled some lunch before setting off once again.

A quick pit stop!

The weather was beautiful, and the group rode through some incredible landscapes.

Panoramic view of Mull landscape

Saturday was a 25 mile loop of the North Coast of Mull, with a visit to Glengorm Castle!

Action shot of Tandem riding through scenery! Glengorm Castle

Amongst the action-packed days of riding through Mull scenery, the group were also able to explore nearby town Tobermory and chill out on Calgary Bay, enjoying the sound of the waves lapping the sandy beach.

Ilya, Year 10 student, described his favourite part of the trip: “I really enjoyed the second day around the north coast – we rode really fast down a big hill and I loved the feeling!”

Students and staff covered a whopping 61 miles over the weekend, which is the equivalent of cycling from Worcester to Birmingham and back again! Well done to Tom, Ilya, Riley, Asher and Max as well as all staff involved in the trip.

Rest those legs!