Category Ride reports

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 […]

Intermediate Ride Bissoe 18.12.16

  (Niq’s Birthday Ride) As unusually the target of this intermediate ride was maybe only 4 or 5 miles away by a direct route, a bit of head scratching was required to stretch the ride out… After gratefully partaking of home made mince pies, supplied by the easy ride leader, the ride set off on […]

Intermediate Ride Tehidy Woods 4 December 2016

The original destination for this ride had been Vogue, however this was changed when it was discovered that the intended hostelry only provided the complete “Sunday Lunch” package on a Sunday, and not the obligatory bits and bobs that the club riders had come to rely on, and a polite veil will be drawn over […]

Intermediate Ride Cubert 27 November 2016

  The stated destination of this ride was Cubert, however this was a slight misnomer, as the actual lunch stop was the “Smugglers Den Inn”, which although it bills itself as being at that locale, is only really a “stones throw” from Cubert if you regard “launched with a small ballistia” to be in the […]

Intermediate Ride Crantock 13 November 2016 Or The Intermediate goes Clubbing

  The weather was fair, and due to the paucity of riders who had selected the intermediate route, over the easy route, the ride was able to set off at a good pace, without too much discussion, or pauses whilst riders caught up… The route was straight up Tregolls Road, down into Tresillian, bear left […]

Not so wet after all! (Intermediate ride to Helston – 6 November 2016)

BBC forecast at 8am showed ‘heavy rain’ from 10 to at least lunchtime. Nobody’s going to show up this morning, are they? But it’s sunny periods at the moment, and dry, so at 9:45 off I go to Lemon Quay suitably dressed in thick winter jacket and waterproof socks – just in case someone else […]

Polgooth Intermediate 30th Oct 2106 Alternatively titled:- Adventures with Garrulous Garry Garmin

  Not to go into the finer points of route planning, but on this particular occasion, although the ride leader had created the route digitally, he had not memorised it, aside from knowing the first part of it, to Ladock, rather well, and was relying solely on the services of a certain electronic device, aka Garry […]

Penelewey Intermediate 23rd Oct

  This particular ride present a couple of challenges, firstly Penelewey is only maybe 3 miles from Truro via the old coach road, and maybe 3.8 via the Newham trail.  A direct route was therefore out of the question except for those wishing for an early breakfast stop. The second challenge of the day was […]