Tandem riding in the Isle of Mull

Students with their tandem bikes on the Isle of Mull!

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!

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.

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

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

 

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