Boarders Cycling Trip to Padstow
On a very wet day in Newton Abbot, thirty-five Stover School boarders headed for Padstow in Cornwall. There was a plan B in case the weather did not improve but luckily by the time the coach arrived at Padstow it was dry but blustery. There was great excitement as the cycle-hire shop very efficiently provided a suitable bicycle and helmet for everyone, including Mr Rudkin, Mrs Fletcher and Rachael. Miss Johnson had her own bicycle with her and we were soon heading off to Wadebridge and Bodmin in small groups. It was surprising to see what competent cyclists all our boarders were, although the boys seemed to arrive sooner at their destination with Mr Rudkin.
The scenery was wonderful and there were plenty of places to eat our packed lunch on the way.
We arrived back in Padstow later in the afternoon for a hot drink and by 6:00 o clock we were all ready for fish and chips at Rick Stein’s fish and chip shop. It was interesting to see the many different types of fish available. We arrived back at school later in the evening tired, and with a few aches and pains but we all agreed that it was a great day.