Tag Archives: Truro Cycling

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 […]

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 Mithian 20 November 2016

The ride for the day was planned as a kind of antidote to the previous weeks ride, which had been relatively flat and somewhat frenetic. Hence the route taken was to be along the more leisurely lanes of Kenwyn Road, Idless valley and so on… It was part way along the valley that the folly […]

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 […]

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 […]