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Intermediate-ish ride to Bolingey 14.08.2016

  This ride set out to be a carefully planned intermediate route to the Bolingey Inn, with the aim of providing just enough distance and encompassing the requisite number of hills, so that the riders would feel that they had earned one of the famous Bolingey doorstops… As usual things did not go according to […]

Intermediate-ish ride to Tehidy Woods 31/07/2016

  Before it set out, the ride changed its mind, this was due to the easy ride which it had been scheduled to meet up with, moving its location to Tehidy Woods, which in turn was due to the unkind removal of the bridge over the railway at Greenbottom, which in turn meant that there […]

Intermediate-ish ride to Mithian, Miners Arms 10/7/2016

The ride set out from Lemon Quay in good spirits due to an outbreak of sunny-ish weather, well at least only a minority of dark threatening clouds at any rate. The route took the party up Moresk Road, before diving left into the possibly uncertain delights of the Idless valley, only uncertain because the road […]

Intermediate ride 17th January to Penstraze (sort of)

Ride report, Sunday 17th January Intermediate Ride to Elm Tree Tea Rooms, Penstraze (sort of) On the appointed morning, with the weather being set fair, but with rain predicted later, as a somewhat larger group had already departed on the less arduous ride, only 4 riders were left to brave the intermediate ride… Although the […]

Intermediate ride St Agnes 13th December

After a swift change of plans, occasioned by the realisation that there was also an “easy” ride going to Morgans (previously known as Presingoll Barns), the “slightly less easy ride” agreed to change its destination from Portreath, to the afore-said Morgans. Consequently a group of 4 set out past the TA centre, up Moresk, hanging […]

Intermediate ride to St Mawes 1st November

TCC-St Mawes, 1st November2015. Intermediate. Riders: Carl Jackaman, Melinda Rickett, Chris Fearnley and Nigel Andrews Ride Distance: 34miles, Elevation: +2420 ft / -2417 ft, Average Pace: 11-12mph The set off was prompt at 9.45am with the steady climb out of Truro towards Tresillian. Arriving in Probus and turning right at the ‘square’ the weather was […]

Easy Ride 4th October, The Victory, Towan Cross

Having carefully booked a high noon slot for a guessed at 8 riders, I was mildly put out when I discovered that the Victory, whose wonderful food had been enjoyed by some of the attendees at a Thursday Social walk, do not in fact do their normal menu on a Sunday, but instead limit their […]

Round the Beacon to Bolingey 20th September

Round the Beacon to Bolingey  The Truro Half marathon runners had left long before we gathered so we went all the  way up lemon Street and Falmouth Road to turn right at Arch Hill and descend  Penweathers lane towards Kea and then The Sustrans route to Bissoe Bike Chain.  Along the valley to Twelveheads and Chacewater we continued to Blackwater.  Paying our respects to Smokey Joe as we passed we turned right past Hilldene to  Skinners Bottom and on to Mount Hawke. The road rises gently to Gover Farm and then  its flat(ish) all the way to St Agnes via Mingoose and the Beacon Road.  Up Water lane (in record time for me due to being unable to change gear in time) it was  through Barkla Shop and Turning right to Blowinghouse. Left past the ecohomes into  Perranporth and Bolingey for doorstep sized lunches. The easy riders were already  scoffing theirs and we were joined by a few Non-riders, Chris, Jane and Pete.  Home was back the same way as far as Barkla Shop, then second left towards  Chiverton Cross but taking the dog-leg across towards Chacewater Cricket ground,  where the group separated to find their individual ways home . Thom and I took the Kea  Downs, Sawmills, Greenbottom path back to Truro in continued fine weather.    Riders: Dave , Thom , Jonathan, Nigel, Jeremy   35 miles  Average speed 12 mph 

Two groups ride as one Crantock 13th September

Two groups ride as one    Intermediate riders were thin on the ground and Dave was slow to  get started so they were engulfed amoeboid-like by the easy riders.  Avoiding the likely power-struggle between the Two Ride Leaders, it  was decided for Dave to lead from the front and Jude from the rear.  (How does that saying go again?).  Up Pydar street to Idless, then left at Rod’s turning and right onto  the road out towards Chyverton Castle with much discussion on  pronunciation. Jude helpfully guided the group on a low altitude  route into Goonhavern, where we turned right twice towards Zelah  and then through Fiddler’s Green. Straight on to cross the main road  towards Cubert, but employing Niq’s gambit to avoid the hill we  arrived en masse at Crantock for a well deserved lunch at The Cosy  Nook Cafe.  Refuelled, we headed for Cubert, turning left  to St Newlyn East and  then the gentle undulations of the Halt Road to Mitchell. A familiar  climb towards the Carland Cross plateau and the old road down to  Truthan soon bought us back to retrace our outward journey through  Idless valley.    riders were : Carl Jackaman, Dave Bennett, Damian Coia, Jonathan  Angilley, Niq Carter-Rowe, David Folland, Jude Lawrence, Paul  Delderfield, John Flowers, Debbie Barnett, New Rider: SueHall.  35 miles  Average speed 10mph 

Intermediate ride June 28th to St Columb Minor

Saturday, hot and sunny. Monday, hot and sunny. But we had to go on Sunday, which was wet, dank and dreary as a, well, a wet Sunday. But we are Truro Cycling Club, and rain, mist and a cold wind off the Atlantic only bring out the hero/heroine in every one of us, so we […]