Author Archives: chrisfearnley

Intermediate ride to Porkellis

At the start, more than one of our group of six asked me: ‘Where is Porkellis?’ Understandable, since it is (sort of) in the middle of nowhere and there isn’t really very much there. But there is a pub. Also an understandable question, because the last time I took a  ride here, about three years […]

Ice in the Sun

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 […]

A short club run

Originally promoted by Julian as a ‘Christmas lunch’ ride to Bodmin, predictions of bad weather for the day prevailed all week, so the advertised destination was changed to Wheal Martyn. But as four of us assembled on lemon Quay, Julian said we could go to Heligan instead, and that’s what we ended up doing. Four increased […]

Club ride to Lelant, 30th November

Eight of us assembled in the bright wintry sun on Lemon Quay at 9 o’clock. This was good because it was forecast to be grey and misty. Advertised as  50-mile ride, and Lelant being only 20 miles from Truro, we needed some extra twiddles to make up the distance. So we headed out towards Mithian and […]

Chris F’s ride to 7 countries

There’s an illustrated account of my 18-day ride through Belgium, Germany and 5 other countries available here if you’ve a little time to kill

London Surrey 100

We have arranged a 4-man team entry for this closed-roads event; see At present we have 3 definite entries plus one possible; anyone wanting the fourth place please contact us before May 5th. Cost will be entry fee £48) plus Saturday night accommodation in Hackney (3 miles from start) (£65 each) and share of […]

Old Falmouth Road

Seems we are no longer allowed to cycle down here; the sign at the top  has been changed from ‘No Motor Vehicles except for access’ to ‘No Vehicles except for access’ I have queried this with the council and had a reply from Cormac which states that the road was always ‘No Vehicles’ but the […]

ACR Marazion

Our usual ACR Leader, Jeremy, was unable to lead the ride today so I took the reins (handlebars?). A fairly standard route out via St.Day, avoiding Redruth, and then Carnkie , down to Barripper and then a long flat bit towards Fraddam and then down to St Erth and finally Marazion. The promised sunshine hadn’t […]

Devoran, Easy Ride – Christine

A warm and sunny morning encouraged 10 members to turn out for this easy ride to Devoran.  We set off out of Truro through the Idless Valley looking fresh and spring-like, then back on ourselves through Roseworthy and across the Kenwyn Ford up to Penstraze, across Kerley Downs and into Carnon Down when we realised […]

Tregony – Jim King

Six on tour this morning for a pleasant ‘easy ride’ to the King’s Arms at Tregony.  The weather was fresh and sunny (how many times could we have said that last summer?) and, after hauling ourselves out of Tresillian up the hill toward Ruan Laihorne we all settled down to a very pleasing stroll.  A […]