Easy/Intermediate Ride, 27 July 2014
Weather – warm, dry
Riders: Hugh Bryson (leader), Paul & Roz Delderfield, Niq Carter Rowe, Jude Lawrence, John Flowers, Dave, Bob Jewell & John Gilbert
Nine riders left the Drummer shortly after 10am, up Lemon Street and turned right along to Chapel Hill. Across the main road to Penweathers, retracing last November’s ride to Troon, up and down to Helston Water where we took the Bissoe road to Cusgarne, through Trehaddle and up again towards United Downs. Going left to Gwennap, across the main road and up Badger Hill with a left fork to Penhalvean and up to Four Lanes. Turning left on the main road, we arrived at The Sportsman’s Arms at around 12.30 for our lunch stop where Bob took his leave of us. About 13 miles completed at this point
We left the Sportsmans heading out towards Helston and taking a right turn at the B3280 through Bolenowe and following a welcome detour from the planned route, avoiding Troon, Niq led us out to the King Edward Mine and Museum. (www.kingedwardmine.co.uk)
The Museum was open and although tea and coffee was offered, it was decided, due to time restrictions, to postpone our visit for another day when we could take the tour at leisure. Niq left us at this point to make his way home for a pre-arranged meeting with his sister
Heading in the direction of Camborne, the seven remaining riders carried on to Higher Brea, turning right to cross the railway line. On down towards Pool, past the Leisure Centre and through the industrial estate before turning left to the main road and left again to Illogan where we took a right turn down Merritts Hill and up again to Tolgus where we crossed the road and cariied on up to North Country. Straight over the X Roads, down and up to Radnor and eventually arriving outside Rodda’s Creamery at Wheal Rose where we all dispersed to make our separate ways home. I enjoyed it, I hope everyone else did !