|The ACS Team|
We set off at 05:15. The first part of the journey was quite easy as we knew where we were going. We passed behind Mining Haulage to the Libonji Creations sign, turned left and we then rode about 7.5km south. We met a dirt road which was a long stretch. This was quite an easy stretch because it was mostly downhill; we went down this road for about 5km. This was mostly open and there were not many trees. On our right hand side there was a dam.
|The early start for 70kms|
The next part of the ride was pretty fun because again it was downhill but this time the road was narrower and only a car could pass. We rode for about 15 to 18km down this road.
As we were riding we had to look for signs like churches and a football field. We came to a power line that we had to follow then we got to the top of a hill. At the top of the hill we had to do an activity which was boiling an egg. We first had to go down the hill with two 20ml cups and collect water until we submerged the eggs in water. We also had to make the fire and then we cooked the eggs.
|Collecting the water|
After finishing the activity we set off again along the power line. We rode eastwards until we came close to the JCB farm. At this point Mr Grove left us and we were supposed to go back the Luano substation, but we took a wrong turn when we got to the JCB fence. Instead of going right we went left. We eventually found some guys who showed us where to go. We finally got to the substation two hours later and found Mr Grove waiting for us.
|On the trail|
The last part of the ride was the hardest, I would say, because energy levels were low and we were all so tired. There was a number of down and up-hills and that made it even harder. We were heading to Chingola following the main power lines. We rode for about 3km and we came out where the rock has been blasted. We then cycled back to school.
The whole ride took us about 9 hours. We got back to school at about 14 hours. The last activity was a cool down run which we found hard because we were all very tired. I would just like to thank the team for the great effort. I would also like to thank Mr Grove for organizing this for us and ultimately God for a safe day and no serious injuries.
Report by Musonda Mwansa