I signed the official Truro Cycling signing in book at the 108 coffee shop when I arrived on the cold morning at Lemon Quay. I was asked to lead the newly formed intermediate ride, so I chose Tehidy as the destination and I was looking forward to seeing some new faces.
I would like to thank John B and Chris F for coming to support me on this ride, for if it wasn’t for their appearance I would have been on my own! So as the other cyclists were gathering for the easy ride, the merry men of three cycled on the new cycle path out of Truro towards Tehidy.
The route took us on some muddy roads around the back roads of Redruth and Camborne visiting villages / hamlets like Carharrack, Carnkie, Treskillard, Condurrow, Ramsgate, Barripper, Penponds and Kehelland. At times it was difficult to see the surface of the roads which lead to one of us heading up a farm lane rather than turning right to remain on the road.
The Tehidy Country Park Café is always a great place to stop for coffee and cake, the prices are very reasonable with generous portions and on a cold morning we were glad to sit indoors and chat over our hot drinks. It was a nice way to finish off the ride. As I headed back on my 2 miles to Camborne, John and Chris cycled back to Truro via Portreath.
Writer of report Jeremy Bond, 38 miles, average speed 12mph