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First Leisure Ride since Lockdown 19th July

Dave B , Mark Stubbs and James (Guest rider) managed to find sufficient space in the Piazza to maintain social distancing and depart promptly at 10:00. The motivation for a quick getaway partly due to the arrival of an ancient Mod on a Scooter in desperate need of having its Carburettor adjusted. Heading for the […]

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! 

Niq’s Guide to Planning a Ride

Presented here is a potted guide to planning a ride.   This is not intended to be anything definitive, but merely one leader’s suggestions about route planning, and should be prefaced with the statement, that although this represents the electronic view, no slight is intended against those wishing to use more traditional techniques, especially as […]