William Pike Bike Ride


WALT Demonstrate willingness to accept challenges, learn new skills and strategies, and extend their abilities in movement-related activities.


Our Bike Ride!


On the 8th of April our class and some parent helpers including Rachel, Louise, Joel, Angus, Ainslie, Sarah & Tracey biked to Kumara. We undertook this ride as part of the William Pike Challenge. We started at Watsons creek at about 9:00am and biked to Kumara and back we arrived back at school by about 2:30pm so we were out for about 5 hours. We are so lucky here on the West Coast because for most of the bike we were riding beside the Tasman Sea. Guess what, we biked 48 km in total which is so COOL!!!!

Our class had quite a few stops along the way. First we went from Watsons Creek to Mill Creek with the amazing Thomas in front on his awesome balance bike! After that we biked to the Gladstone shelter and had a bit of a stop there then to Camerons hall where someone had to ride a different bike from because their tyre popped on the New River bridge. From there we biked to the Taramakau River where we had morning tea. Many people wanted to go swimming and fishing there! When everyone had had some snacks we kept going and turned down Tramway road and continued to Kumara. We passed some amazing scenery such as the Kumara Chasm and many other cool things like pohutukawa and rata and of course beautiful birds such as Piwakawaka.


When we got to Kumara we had a play in the playground and ate our lunch. When everyone had eaten their lunch and was ready to go we started the long haul back to school.


 On the way back to school it definitely felt like it went quicker as it always does for me. For me the best part was seeing everyone stepping out of their comfort zone and just being out with my friends for the day. Also I loved seeing this massive bike with a pipe guy on it which had been moved from town to the cycle trail. 


The hardest thing for me was probably how sore my legs got. Luckily they stopped hurting after a while but they still HURT!!! When we arrived back at Watson’s Creek we walked back to school and many people then collapsed on the floor. They were so exhausted.


“It’s not a race, It’s a journey enjoy the moment”

  • Pres. Dieter F. Uchtdorf


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