During this global pandemic staying at home was affecting my physical and mental health and that is the reason when I got the opportunity to go out and explore this CAS experience I was happy to do so. I went on cycling with my friends around the city and explored many different areas. It was not only refreshing but also it was very good for my health. I traveled 15 km through cycling and I learned a lot during that process.

The learning outcomes achieved in the following CAS experience were:

LO 2: Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process

Since I am not a sports person, initially I was reluctant to go for cycling but as my friends and family forced me I thought why not take it as a challenge. The skills I have developed during the process where stamina and physical capabilities to withstand longer physical workings. The laziness I was experiencing at the start was not there at the end and I overcome this challenge of laziness through strong will and determination that I got from my friends and family. This proved to me how important it is to take new challenges as it helps us overcome our negative points.

Another challenge I faced during this activity was that the traffic and since I don’t explore the city a lot it was quite intimidating for me. But I overcame this challenge through careful sight and making sure my speed limit was not affecting others.

LO 3: Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience

I was scared to go to the city as I thought there are chances of me getting lost or something that’s why I and my friends planned the whole trip before going and even the essential supplies needed for the following. The planning helped us in covering greater distances and avoid traffic and other hurdles. Hence, I believe planning makes your work effective and every activity a person does should be planned.

LO 6: Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance

The Global issue focused on this activity was good health and well being. Good health and well-being is something that could not be afforded by everyone in the world and if I am getting an opportunity to work towards my health I would not let it go. Staying at home for 2 or 3 months due to the pandemic was making affecting my mental health as I was getting frustrated and could not focus on my studies. But this trip proved to me how important mental health is and how we can keep our mental health good and healthy. Along with mental health, cycling was also useful to increase my stamina, metabolism and work my muscles which all was very essential to be fit. After cycling not only I was feeling good but I can see that my body was also functioning better than before which made me carry on this CAS experience.

At last, This CAS experience was solely focused on my personal f\growth which was very helpful for me to set my goals regarding my health and well-being. The learner profiles I managed to explore in this CAS experience were a balanced lifestyle. This CAS experience helped me realize how important is a balanced lifestyle and how everyone should have a work and health balance. Hence, cycling is a good mode to have a healthy lifestyle.

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