Our summer team building day involved a visit to The Forestry Commission site at Thetford Forest. We challenged ourselves with off-road bicycle riding and an all-terrain forest Segway adventure.
Set within 50,000 acres of pine and the UK’s largest man made lowland forest, a patchwork of pines, heathland and broadleaves. This great mixture of terrain provided fast flowing single tracks with gentle open areas. A smile-inducing trail took us through beautiful beech woods and weaved in and out of peaceful pine plantations, with the odd scream and squeak from various staff who shall remain nameless! Some of us dared the dips and bomb holes too.
The weather was good to us and after a morning riding around the forest, we were able to enjoy a lovely picnic, setting us up for our afternoon on Segway’s. After some time spent mastering control and manoeuvring we were taken to explore further tracks at our own pace. This consisted of four purpose built tracks providing inclines and tight corners to challenge our learning. We then went on a lovely trail around the forest.
In conclusion, this proved quite an experience for some of the office not au fait with off road adventures. We are glad to say no limbs were broken however a few muscles were strained!