The group was born in course 93-94, with a double motivation; on the
hand to complement the work of the successful trekking group of the
high school and on the other hand to give reply to the new conception
education which brought the L.O.G.S.E. law, trying that students see
High School like something more than lessons and giving them the chance
of complete their education with another kind of knowledges.
In addition, we can't forget the boom of bicycle and cycling in our country, which resulted in a considerable increase of the number of people which felt encouraged to practise it, not always in the best conditions because of the almost nonexistent structures available.
The objectives of this group could be summarized in:
Excursions are usually made on saturday and vary in length and characteristics, but most of them oscillate between 25 and 35 kilometers (which is considered reasonable for any student) confronting the ascent in the first half of the day to have lunch in the highest part of the route and to descend to the arrival point in the second half of the day.
We should emphasize the lunch time, in which people relax and share time with classmates and lots of time start a relationship witother people they even didn't know, talking about the route, or the landscapes of our country, or the more typical anecdotes of young students.
Is this a leisure moment in which the food is shared andin spite the usual it culd be, it will always have the special flavour given by been contemplating the territory of Cantabria, frequently unknown for a generation that despite having access to the modern "global culture" are unfamiliar with many of their closest wonders.
|Nevertheless, if ther is an aspect of methodology that emphasizes over all, this is the helmet use, because even ascending or going very slowly, a fall could occur and we must be prepared.|
In addition, in order to round off the work made during the course, at its end we organize an excursion during a few days, which is usually the most attractive for kids, because besides cycling other activities are made and being a couple of days away from home is alway specially interesting for first courses students.