International students enjoyed a trip to Betteshanger Park last week as part of University of Kent’s Give It A Go (GIAG) programme of events.
The Give It A Go events, which take place throughout the year and include everything from craft sessions to sports and off-campus trips, are open to all students. You can get involved in as many events as you want and there’s no membership or long-term commitment required.
The cycling trip, which was co-organised by Kent Sport and Kent Union, took students to Betteshanger Country Park in Deal, a 250-acre park and one of the South East’s most important cycling venues.
Cycling is a great way to get active and boost mental health while enjoying a low impact workout.
The Park offers a smooth, traffic-free tarmac track to allow for road cycling for groups, and an off-road single track for mountain biking. Situated in a woodland valley within the North Downs hills, the trails take intrepid cyclists through a variety of natural landscapes, including woodland, grassland and meadows.
Students from Mauritius, Pakistan, India, and several European countries came together to enjoy exploring the Park’s cycle tracks and trails.
The trip was a big hit, with participants providing glowing feedback to the organisers. One students said
“I was dying to bicycle around here from last 7 months. I was cycling daily in India and suddenly it stopped.”
“You don’t have any idea how much I have enjoyed [it]”.
Give It A Go events are a great opportunity to try out something new, get out of your comfort zone, meet new friends and develop new skills.
Why not get involved and give it a go yourself by joining one of their upcoming activities?