St Nicolas 9th Guildford Cycling Expedition

Date: 13th May 2018 Author: Scout Websites

Over the Bank Holiday weekend scouts from St Nicolas 9th Guildford joined a cycling expedition organised by Rotherfield District in Hampshire to Normandy (the French one). The expedition involved an overnight ferry to Caen and then three days of a cycling treasure hunt around the historic sites between Caen and Bayeaux culminating in a visit to the Pegasus Bridge Memorial museum before catching the ferry back to Portsmouth. Apart from the odd scrape everything went smoothly with everyone having a great time (especially the visit to the Compagnie des Glaces in Arromanches). The Rotherfield team did a superb job keeping us well fed and managed to ensure the weather was fantastic. The adults who attended had a great time with some of the hardcore cyclists going out in the evening for more exertion in the very peaceful Normandy countryside.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls