It was nice to see three new cyclists at the Drummer on Lemon Quay. Dave and Paul are already members of the club and it was great to see they wanted to give the ACR a go. It was also nice to welcome Andy, who had just moved into the area looking for a cycling club with a relaxed atmosphere to join. Apart from myself, we also had four of the motley crew (Chris F, John B, Barney and Shaun) so eight cyclists climbed out of Truro in a westerly direction.
I planned a 32 mile route to Tehidy along the country lanes. I believe everyone enjoyed the route going to places the club ride doesn’t tend to go like Gwennap. Even the hamlets of Crelly and Bodilly brought a smile to some faces as it was one of those country lanes which is hardly never used with grass growing in the middle of the road, but it was a new road for all!
After a cycle through Praze, Penponds and Coombe we finally arrived at Tehidy. Shaun and Andy left us at the entrance of the country park as they needed to get back to Truro so the remaining six cyclists cycled down Tehidy Drive towards the café. I think I made a right choice in the destination as the views entering the Tehidy Country Park with the woods and golf course was picturesque and when I saw the size of the cakes in the café I knew I was onto a winner.
I had a thumbs up from Paul and Dave as they enjoyed the ACR. They were concerned about how they would cope with the hills, but I was glad to have their company as I had someone to talk to on the climbs for I’m usually left on my own!!
After our coffee break everyone cycled back to Truro apart from myself as I was only just under two miles from home…that was well planned!!
You can follow Chris F’s link on the route at http://www.strava.com/activities/174713997
Writer of report: Jeremy Bond – Mileage:- 48 miles