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 […]