23rd Lancaster (Christ Church) Scout Group

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Archive for February, 2016

Kuala Lipis – Diamonds are a Dawes best friend

Our longest and hilliest ride yet led to Kuala Lipis, and discovery of a crack in a left crank. Debating ensued with various helpful suggestions from across the globe, we partly wanted to just carry on over hills towards the next biggest town that could possibly help and hope it lasted, but in the end […]

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Days 11-13 Let them eat cake

Up through smaller villages and our first hills, the friendliness continues to do humanity proud: a Christian lady bought our dinner before we knew it, and kindly arranged for us to camp at the Chinese Buddhist Temple, where a refreshing shower was incredible, she talked to us about rubber tapping from the type of trees […]

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Day 10 – Magical Melaka

Rich history has lead to interesting architecture here, which when mixed with artists, lanterns, markets and a river meant it was such a treat to spend our day of rest in. It was a SE Asian Brighton/summer festival! These photos do no justice 🙂

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Day 8 – Malay hospitality and first scouting meetup

We stayed with a fellow cycle tourist, scout and all round most wonderful host and her family. I won’t write loads because words cannot do their kindness justice… See photos above of the fun we had.

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Day 6 – Happy New Year

We’re here at a good time as it’s Chinese New Year and there are a lot of celebrations all week – with lanterns, monkey decorations, and little red packets in trees… the main feature however is an amzing amount of firework displays, with rockets and crackers that would probably not pass the health and safety requirements of UK […]

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Day 5 – First Night Camping

Camping in malaysia is a lot warmer than camping in the uk – not in a good way though – from midnight – 3am we lay in our tent unable to sleep due to the extreme heat. I was sweating more than I ever have in any sauna or steamroom, mopping myself with my towel […]

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Day 4 – Setting off on the cycle

 we set off a little wobbly… First stop was the post office to get rid of an entitle bags worth of extra weight!

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Singapore

It’s been good here in Singapore, the holiday feeling is very much in place even though we’ve had long hard days sorting out all sorts of bike and trip related business. We’ve not done anything touristy except cycle up the local mount (at 70% full weight) to test our legs on the way up and […]

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Cubs100 at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

For the first time ever, Blackpool Pleasure Beach shut it’s doors to the public for a once-in-a-lifetime event. Cubs from all over the North-West Region were invited up to spend a day riding the rides, seeing the sites, having an adventure, and attempting to break a world record at the “Challenge 10000” event. This is […]

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Day 1 – Marvelous mechanics. Setting up the bike.

Bike building day! We left some bits behind but the host of the hostel is great, he has ridden from Finland to here himself, gives 50% off to globe trotting cyclists and has been overseeing cherry and I putting it together – with helpful tips and even some much needed spares. Tomorrow we’re taking on […]

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