25th March British Summertime began with a mad rush for the bicycle! Three fantastic rides left Truro this Sunday. The 9.00am Club ride had 10 riders with around 47 miles covered at 13mph to Porthleven. A big thank you to Jeremy Bond for leading. The 10.00am Leisure ride had 6 riders with around 28 miles […]
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 […]
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 […]
Oh my prayers were answered! As I walked out of spoons with Martin I saw Chris F talking to a group of the faster riders (Chris R, Greg, Shaun and James). I was hoping to have a nice steady ride up to Four Lanes, if only there was a way to slow them down! Do […]
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!
Phil and I had a great cycle into Truro, coming from different directions but ending up at Lemon Quay, the sun rose as the strong winds pushed us into the city, so we awarded ourselves with a cup of coffee from Wetherspoons and waited for the rest of our fellow cyclists to arrive. It was […]
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 […]