Tag Archives: intermediate

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 […]

Goonhavern Intermediate 16 Oct 2016

This particular ride presented a mildly different challenge from the usual, the distance to Goonhavern by a more or less direct route from Truro amounts to only something in the region of 9 miles, so some added pizazz was required. As the ride was planned to be, by Cornish standards at least,  “mostly flat”, the […]

Bolingey Intermediate 9th Oct 2016

Due to the paucity of available routes out of Truro, the ride departed via the cobbles along Pydar Street up Kenwyn Road, with a swift, but not unexpected right turn down and along into the Idless Valley. For a change the going was dry and relatively mud free, except in the obligatory assault course sections, […]

Crantock Intermediate Ride, 2nd Oct

The intermediate ride set off in a slight state of disorganisation, this unusually was caused by actually sticking to the planned ride… The easy ride had instead elected to go to the delightful “Wendy’s” in St Agnes, and under normal circumstances the intermediate ride would simply have re-routed itself to there. However due to the […]

Trerice Ride 25th September 2016

ride rep 25 Sep – janerickard@googlemail.com – Gmail The intermediate ride set out in the direction of Trerice with the perhaps uninspired aim of “not riding up the Ladock Valley” for a change, although this mandate did not extend to “not passing through the Waitrose car park”, aka the P & R, this as it […]

Intermediate ride to Lost Gardens of Heligan 18 September 2016

  The intermediate ride although low in numbers set out in good weather and spirits, not the least because the Garmin had behaved itself and dutifully regurgitated the route it had been fed the night before, for the riders to follow, taking one of the few, more or less sensible, routes out of Truro, up […]

Intermediate ride to Morgans, St Agnes 11 September 2016

  The intermediate ride set out in good weather with the intention of riding to Wendy’s Coffee Barn (AKA Morgans, the artist formerly known as Presingoll Barns), via a circuitous route involving the much maligned Waitrose Park and Ride, a short stretch of the Ladock Valley and a sharp right turn after the railway bridge […]

Intermediate ride to Victoria Inn, Roche, 28.8.2016

  The ride set out under cool cloudy skies, making a good pace up the Kenwyn Road, before making what might now be termed, the “usual” right turn down the Idless valley, right at the Llama farm T, through St Allen, right at that confusing little grassy triangle, all the way up to the A30, […]

Intermediate Ride to Crantock in the Rain 21.8.2016

  Originally there were six of us destined for the Intermediate Ride to Crantock, however Chris F was operating a bring-and-buy sale and had stock left over which had to be returned to base. Chris informed us that he would endeavour to catch us by the time we reached Fraddon. The route took us up […]