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Pedal power raises jamboree funds

A group of Scouts and their families took part in a 38-mile tour of Chronicle Country on their bikes to raise funds for the world jamboree in Japan next year. PNL-140807-113330001

A group of Scouts and their families took part in a 38-mile tour of Chronicle Country on their bikes to raise funds for the world jamboree in Japan next year. PNL-140807-113330001

A group of Scouts and their families donned helmets and shorts for a 38-mile tour of Chronicle Country on their bikes to raise funds for a trip of a lifetime to Japan next year.

The cyclists visited five of the scout headquarters in the county, taking in the Greensand Ridge bridle path and visiting the Tempsford airfield memorial and the RSPB
 headquarters.

The scouts raised £750 during the event, with more planned throughout the year.

The youngsters, aged between 13 and 16, cycled from Henlow via Arlesey, Shefford, Sandy and Gamlingay before returning to Henlow, for which they were sponsored.

The event was organised by Explorer Scout Ben Febery-Watts,15, and his dad Steve, who are keen cyclists.

“We often go cycling at weekends, so for us it was just natural to combine

Jamboree unit leader Phil Wood from Gamlingay and assistant leader Jerome Doyle from Luton also took part.

The keen cyclists were Ben Febery Watts and dad Steve from Sandy, Katherine Reaper and mum Karen from Silsoe, Robert Greener from Sandy, Unit Leader Phil Wood from Gamlingay and Assistant Leader Jerome Doyle from Luton.

At Shefford Scout HQ they were met by fellow Jamboree Scout Emilia De Luca and mum Morag who provided much needed refreshments including iced orange juice.

The rest of the unit have fundraising events, both active and more sedentary, planned throughout the summer. To keep up to date with their events follow @WSJ_Beds2015 on Twitter.

 

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