Author Archives: trurocycling

Three Go to Heligan – 14/4/19

Three Go to Heligan -As Opposed to Five Yours truly, a very reluctant ride leader arrived at Wetherspoons in a howling gale and drizzle in the hope that there would be a distinct lack of support. Jane duly arrived and pointed out that Malcolm was hiding in the Lemon Quay marquee and as per usual […]

Mothers’ Day Ride – Elm Farm – 31.03.19

It was very pleasing to see John Gilbert out on his bike again this Sunday. We were all admiring his new E-bike and saluted his joining the ranks of the Sensible Brigade. Maria was there celebrating her new TCC Trophy award and Paul Charlesworth had dusted off his best bike for the occasion.  Phil was […]

When Fellowship is Life – cyclists, socialism and civil war in Spain

When fellowship is life Joel Aubet V   O   L   A   T   A   In the summer of 1937 George Orwell wrote Homage to Catalonia (1938) telling his experiences as an International Brigadier in the Spanish Civil War. As Orwell, tens of thousands of supportive chaps from 54 different countries set out to defend the Republic […]

Snow Patrol: ride report 18/3/18

This was a make-it-up-as-you-go ride. The plan was to go to Heligan, but Heligan is the palace of the Snow Queen, and she was likely to emerge today, so we headed in the opposite direction; five solos and a tandem, under a clear sky. Cold as charity, though. Your reporter’s nose, tiddley-pom, froze while we […]

Ride to Heligan 18 Feb 2018

On a dank Sunday morning, Niq, Martin and Rod reported to Jane at her post outside Wetherspoons, and after geeing-up Niq, who seemed cast down by the weather, we set off up Mitchell Hill en route to Heligan. But not before Rod had informed the others of his astounding discovery of a report in the […]

Leisure Ride to Piece 19 11 17

  Dry with rain threatening, four riders left the Piazza about 10.15 for a ride to the Countryman at  Piece. Rod Tinson, Mike Eastwood, Niq Carter-Rowe and Hugh Bryson (ride leader)  Rod led us out to the new cycleway at Coosebean, from there on to Threemilestone on the  cyclepath and our usual route through Greenbottom and Dangerous Crossing to Quay Downs  Road. Left towards Mt Hawke, left again to Smokey Joes and across the A30 to United Downs.  From there, instead of taking the intended route from Carharrack to Carnkie, Niq led us on to  Burncoose and Badger Hill to avoid arriving too early. Up Badger Hill and on to Four Lanes, across  the main road and down to arrive at Piece (still in the dry!) for about 12.20,  just over 20 miles  and a welcome break for lunch.  Still dry, but rain threatening, we made our way back towards Lanner , on to Carharrack where  we split to make our own respective ways home. Mike, Rod & Niq to Truro via Bissoe,  Penweathers where Mike carried on to Grampound Road and Hugh to Scorrier and home to St  Agnes. About 30 miles from Truro and back. Got rained on going home, but very enjoyable ride,  thanks chaps! 

Leisure Ride to Cubert 24 09 17

A somewhat uninspiring weather forecast meant a dearth of riders for the Intermediate ride to St Mawes and a lack of the usual suspects for the leisure ride. The weather proved better than expected and five riders , Niq C-R, Penny Holt, Chris Fearnley, Dave Bennett and Hugh Bryson (leader) left the Piazza to head […]