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Students take the Coast to Coast Challenge

Public Services students embarking on the Coast to Coast Challenge.

Public Services students embarking on the Coast to Coast Challenge.

Public Services students at Burton and South Derbyshire College (BSDC) are currently taking on the Coast to Coast Challenge that is seeing them cycle from one coast of England to the other.

A team of over 15 students have left their home comforts behind and set off from St Bees on the Cumbrian coast on Tuesday 16th May to cycle 134 miles in three days on the popular coast to coast route.

As part of their course, Public Services learners have planned their own expedition, breaking the route down into three sections per day, each covering more than 20 miles. The team will set up their tents and camp overnight at the end of each challenging day, finishing in Sunderland on the North East Coast.

The expedition will challenge the students’ organisational skills, fitness and navigational skills. Students have been practising their cycling skills at Rosliston Forestry Centre in preparation for the three day mission.

Public Services Lecturer, Rob Stevenson said: “The Coast to Coast challenge is a great opportunity for learners to put their fitness and navigational skills to the test. It gives students the chance to put the skills they have been learning on their course into practice and is a unique experience.”

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