I left home in plenty of time to roll down the hill to Lemon quay for 9 o’clock. But as soon as I saw the road surface it was obvious that the rolling down wouldn’t be too easy this morning. After a very cautious mile, and having arrived safely (but not the first to be there as I had planned) I suggested that we while away a few minutes having coffee while the sun started to do its work on the frozen bits.
by which time there was little evidence of icy patches as we flew round St Mawes and back up (mainly on the quiet A road to avoid the shady lanes I had planned to take) to Griggs at Hewas Water for coffee. After meeting up with the ‘easier’ riders, who were staying for lunch, we found a quickish way back via Grampound Road, except for Julian who decide an extra loop to Innis Downs was in order.
Riders: Martin, Julian, John, Jeremy, Barney, Chris, Andy, and me (Chris). 42 miles, about 13 mph average.