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These are just some examples of ideas for aims. You and your team should create an aim that is personal and interesting to you – and suitable for your expedition area and mode of travel.
 

Environment

  • Make a documentary about the most common wildlife in the area
  • Create a nature guide of your route for future visitors
  • Investigate the features of a river using an adjacent cycle path
  • Photograph different types of flora and fauna on your route and compare them with each other

Teamwork

  • Keep a log of the weather throughout your expedition and how you adapted to it as a team
  • Investigate difficulties in communication when cycling and find methods to overcome them
  • Monitor how well the group stay together using distance between lead and rear cyclist as a guide, and improve this over your expedition
  • Create a team song or chant to motivate each other and use it in your presentation

History

  • Find clues to local industry or crafts that historically took place where you visit
  • Plan a tour of famous battlefields, learning about their history
  • Cycle along parts of a disused railway to explore its history and use of any surviving buildings
  • Note the period and style of architecture of interesting buildings you pass

Conservation

  • Consider the impact of tourism on your surroundings
  • Study the state of repair of bike-friendly styles and gates
  • Investigate the erosion caused by bikes compared to foot travel
  • Monitor the management of paths on your route, such as fallen trees and overgrowth