Author Archives: trurocycling

First Leisure Ride since Lockdown 19th July

Dave B , Mark Stubbs and James (Guest rider) managed to find sufficient space in the Piazza to maintain social distancing and depart promptly at 10:00. The motivation for a quick getaway partly due to the arrival of an ancient Mod on a Scooter in desperate need of having its Carburettor adjusted. Heading for the […]

The Great Cornish Foodbank Challenge

Event dates: 22nd June 2020 – 22nd July 2020 In a normal year, hundreds of riders would be taking part in the annual Truro Cycling club randonee, which raises thousands of pounds for charity. This year we’re doing something a little different, to support the Cornish Food Banks who are providing such a vital service […]

Super Easy Sunday to Woodman’s Cabin

Riders: John and Jude, Paul and Ros, Dave B, John G, Niq, John G, Chloe and Guest Rider Carla The dull grey start to the day was unable to  dampen the enthusiasm for a super-slow dawdle on the first of our new monthly super easy rides. After a slight delay while the entire technical knowhow […]

Many meetings and fresh tar – Leisure ride to Elm Farm

3 guest riders raised our number to eleven, but we couldn’t find a football so had to go cycling instead. Avoiding the roadworks we sped up the Greenway and thence past the Tennis Club to Besore and then Twelveheads, where the road is now newly resurfaced- Hoorah! Taking the Chacewater road and up at Sunrise […]

Longish, fastish, Leisurely ride to Crantock with Ice Cream Reward

Dave B, Niq, John G, John F, Jude, Paul and Ros, Newest Member Mark Rugman plus two Guest Riders Rochelle and Graham set off across the cobbles and out through Idless. A problem with Mark’s rear wheel delayed us for a while. We were all astonished that nobody had a cassette removal tool with them, […]

Club Ride – Sithney Tea Rooms – 26th May 2019

Five cyclists (Julian, Chris R, Dom, Martin and myself) had the motivation to haul ourselves out of bed on a Sunday Morning for a 43 mile classic bike ride to the Sithney Team Rooms.   Everyone had their own reason for wanting to be out in the drizzle and mist.  Personally, I like to think I cycle because I love to […]

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 […]