Charly's Environmental Bike Ride Print E-mail

Today 2A went on our Environment Bike Ride! First Mr. Morton and Miss Fuhrmann took us to a spot where some of a forest (I don’t know where) had been logged about 6-7 years ago. The ground under foot was really hard and was full of clay. We had to find answers to eight riddles about forests and logging, and then we had to get back to the bike trailer for morning tea and set off riding.

For Morning Tea we had expo. (expedition) slice, and it was really yummy! Then we got our bikes out and did the usual bike check. We gathered in a circle and discussed different jobs for each of us to do today, mostly being the whip and the leader. And then we set off for a day of bike riding!
We rode to Cabbage Tree reserve, and we had a little tour of the reserve on a walking track. Our next big stop wouldn’t be until lunchtime. We rode up what seemed like endless up-hills, and rode down small down-hills. When we got onto the road which was tar, we only had about three kilometers of road until lunchtime.

After two packed full salad sandwiches and an apple, we once again set off to ride, but with a new goal. We had 15 kilometers left to go until we reached campus. We hit the dirt roads again, but it was only for a short space of time. Once we got onto the tar roads again, it was smooth sailing from then onwards.

I had a fantabulous time and it would be a great opportunity to do it again!

Charly - Matthew Flinders Girls SC


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