Category Ride reports

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!  Advertisements

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 […]

Ride Report Callestick Cider Farm 30 July 2017

We left the Piazza at approximately 10.10 and proceeded along Lemon St, Charles St and thus up Station Rd (Hill) and thence along Treyew Rd through 3milestone towards Chacewater where we turned off at ‘Dangerous Crossing’ and into Key Down Rd, a sharp rainstorm forcing us to don our rain jackets by the Weak Bridge […]

Ride to St Agnes 9th July 2017

John rolled into the Piazza, panting slightly and claiming he’d beaten Jude on her new electric bike. Jude, as she cruised majestically into view, a vision of unflustered dignity on a machine so defiantly red it will undoubtedly launch a new range of cosmetics, seemed to imply that he’d started half-an-hour ahead of her. I […]

Leisure Ride to Cubert 09.04.17

Following a brief photoshoot on the Piazza, courtesy of club member Dave Rickett, (wife Melinda was with the Intermediate group) a group of 9 began a leisurely (but purposeful!) ride through Truro, up Kenwyn and on to Idless to be met once again by our intrepid photographer Dave who positioned himself along the route for […]

Leisure ride to Stithians Lake. 19.2.2017

  This took the form of an expedition to verify the myth that it’s always raining at Four Lanes. If the famous yomp across the Falklands by the Marines in 1982 had been done on bicycles, it would have felt like our so-called leisure ride. Already cloudy and damp as we left Truro by the […]

Leisure Ride to Piece 12 02 17

Ride Report – janerickard@googlemail.com – Gmail One year on from my last ride to the same destination ! Dry , but very cold ! 6 hardy souls set off from the Piazza to once again begin the ascent from near sea level to the highest point in the County. Up Harris Hill for a warm […]