The roads were pretty wet cycling into Truro and it came into drizzle when I entered the City. Due to the changeable weather, I was expecting only the bravest cyclists to appear, and these were in the name of Gareth, Chris F and Damien.
We weren’t going to let the damp weather put a damper on the ride so it was agreed we would follow the planned route into Falmouth and decide if we should stop there at a café or continue towards Brill which was the planned destination. The light rain stopped as we cycled up Lemon Street and into Old Falmouth Road when we came to a sudden stop as Gareth discovered he had a flat tyre which turn into a broken vowel so twenty minutes were spent changing the tube before we continued south.
The route took us through Point, along the A39 to Perranworthal and then on the country lanes into Penryn and onto Pendennis Point. The rain had kept away so we decided to continue onto Brill, but as we cycle along the front of Falmouth towards Swanpool the light liquid began to fall from the skies. We cycled passed Maenporth where the drizzle continued so a decision was made to abandon the route and head to Trebah Gardens.
We all followed Gareth who cycled into the entrance of the gardens overtaking the coach load of tourist to avoid the long queues which he knew will soon be forming and we entered the award winning Planters Café situated at the café who pride themselves on home cooked food served with style. Unfortunately the choice of cake was very limited and they only do two size of coffee, small or medium which confused us as we all wanted large!
The return ride took us through Treverva and Halvosso and I left the group in Stithians to cycle back to Camborne. The weather was still changeable with outbreaks of drizzle throughout the journey home, but when we got home the blue skies appeared. However, everyone enjoyed the ride and I had a thumbs up from Damien who is getting back into cycling after a long absence.
For those interested in the route we took, I attach Chris F’s strava link.
Writer of report Jeremy Bond – Distance 42 miles