TCC Ride to Ruan Lanihorne – 22/09/13
A nice round ten of us left Truro via the underpass to Newham and then down the cycle path to Calenick. From Calenick we had our first sign of things to come with a bit of a climb up to Porth Kea and back down again to Cowlands where we stopped to admire the creekside view before carrying on (up!) again on to National Cycle Route 3 where Niq astonished us all by cycling all the way through Delabole Wood, steeply down and even more steeply up and on to the road (B 3289) taking us down to the King Harry Ferry. A brief respite on the Ferry (free for cyclists!) before once again climbing up to Philleigh on the other side.
We carried on, past Treworga and Trelonk eventually arriving at The Kings Head in Ruan Lanihorne for a well deserved and very appetising lunch! (recommended!). Just over 12 miles, but the contours on the map tell their own story!
After lunch, we said goodbye to Paul & Roz who left us to make their way back via the Ferry. We then carried on through Lamorran Wood and Mellingoose At around this point, Ian left us to make his way home to St Mawgan. The rest of us carried on through the lanes eventually crossing the A390 onto a short bridleway in to Probus. About 19 miles at this point. We then carried on up past Helland Barton and Treworyan to Ladock where John, Jude, Pat and John Gilbert took the most direct route back home, leaving myself and Niq to make our way up Hillhead, detouring to Mitchell and eventually, St Newlyn East. At this point, Niq planned his return route via Zelah and I took the most direct route home via Goonhavern. An enjoyable ride in good company, but not without its ups and downs!! My thanks to all who joined me.
Weather- dry, warm with occasional sun!
John Flowers, Jude Lawrence, Pat Stephenson (Guest), Niq Carter-Rowe, Paul & Roz Delderfield, Jonathan Angilley, John Gilbert, Ian ? and ride leader Hugh Bryson