Date Posted... Mar 9th 2023
Thursday 2nd March
Well done to our incredible bike adventurers from 5SL, who explored the mining landscape and heritage of Cornwall on their epic coast-to-coast cycle ride last week.
Fortunately, as we have just experienced the driest February in thirty years, the trail was pretty dry, so despite the lower daytime temperatures at the moment, we had an enjoyable ride.
Highlights included watching the signs of Spring – new-born lambs and white hawthorn in the hedges – as well as experiencing the thrills of speed on the wilder sections of this route, through ‘Mars’ at Twelveheads and downhill from the Fox and Hounds into Unity woods.
Despite living in Cornwall, the majority of these children had never previously cycled the distances involved in this adventure – 11 miles from Portreath to Devoran – and the extra few miles to reach the Bissoe pick-up in the afternoon. For most of them, another highlight was the sense of achievement gained from participating in the trip. Erys, Year 5, said, ‘My parents will be so proud of me.’
It forms an important part of their John Muir Award, for which the children are expected to explore and discover wild spaces. They have already completed a circular walk around the Cheesewring and the Hurlers on Bodmin Moor back at the start of the autumn term.