The CDM team decided to take on a challenge for their team event and took part in “Big Ben by Night”. This involved kayaking 6 miles up the Thames in the evening to see the famous London skyline lit up in all its glory!
Before being let loose on the Thames in our 2 person kayaks we were given some safety training to ensure we all knew what to do in the event of capsizing! Fortunately this didn’t happen during our 2 hour trip and we all managed to stay relatively dry.
Once we were all suited and booted we were fitted into our kayaks and launched off the shore of the Thames from the Fulham Broadway area. We then went on from there in our teams of two, towards the Houses of Parliament, London Eye and Charing Cross to take in the great sights.
The team really enjoyed this event. It was quite an achievement particularly as most of the team hadn’t kayaked before! We are now looking forward to our next challenge and team event out.