Students Cycle 300km Fundraising for Further Adventures

Five St Bart’s Students undertook a 300km, three day long, unassisted bicycle expedition to the Isle of Wight over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

The students, who are all members of the Kennet District Scout troop, took on this challenge to raise funds for a visit to North America where one of the biggest Scout Jamboree events in the world, attended by 40,000 Scouts, is due to take place next summer.

They set off from Newbury, carrying all their own supplies and equipment. Once on the Isle of Wight they were hosted by local Scouts  (who will also attend the Jamboree) and embarked on a 112km circuit of the island in appalling weather. They arrived home on Bank Holiday Monday with a great sense of personal achievement.