The rumour that Phil3 was buying the drinks even brought the M&Ms out of retirement this morning, though it was only tea and coffee on offer at the Poldhu Beach. Numbers gathering to celebrate Phil’s birthday varied as to who was doing the counting and whether it was bikes or riders. Adding to the confusion, Simon left early and Jan arrived late. I made it a total of 14 riders; Phil1, Ian, Richard2 and myself starting from Union Corner and […]
Seventeen riders, including a guest from One and All, joined Simon’s Pathfinder from Chapel Amble, north of Wadebridge on Sunday, with five of us driving up and meeting in the village, ten driving part-way and cycling the rest, and two (Robin and Raymond!) doing the whole round trip, which must have been well over 100 miles. The 25 mile route took us north west, through St Minver and up to Portquin, a tiny and very picturesque cove where we […]
A message from Simon said “Puker von Pulla”. I couldn’t find that on Google maps, but he wasn’t at the other place when Kath, John, Ian, Phil1, Richard 2, Mike (the KOM Kid) and myself arrived. Fred, Phil3, Keith and Mike 2 were waiting. John had an assignation at St Agnes planned, with a younger woman, so we decided to play gooseberry and chose the Cuckoo Café, in the Miners & Mechanics Institute as a suitable destination. With Ian leading […]
Start from the village car park by the village sign at Chapel Amble (grid ref: 997754) at 10am. It is 2 miles north of Wadebridge, first left turn after the roundabout at the end of the bypass. Please note the earlier time so that those who want to have time to get home for the Footie World Cup final at 4pm. Coffee stop at the Salt Pig café in the car park at Port Quin – if you’re quick it looks […]
Although the OGILs ride on Wednesday had already been to St. Mawes, Robin’s suggestion to go there on Sunday was greeted with enthusiasm, and 15 of us set off via Truro Hill, Suicide Alley and Devoran. Denise, Jo and Trevano Dave had to get back early so turned around at Trelissick, while the rest of us headed down to the King Harry ferry. The crossing was as scenic as ever, in wall-to-wall sunshine and rising temperatures, followed by the long […]
With Mystic Meg’s reassurance that the heat wave would last another two weeks I donned my Altura Night Vision (not very) waterproof coat* and ventured out into the rain this morning, hoping that I would not be late arriving at Union Corner. In spite of the “temporary” traffic lights along Bicklandwater Rd I just managed to get there before Phil1 and John left to meet the others at Halvasso turn. It was, of course, the OGIL “Fred’s Return” ride, that […]
July 1st – The Mines and Minerals Audax organised by Simon. 10am from Carharrack. July 8th – The Cornwall Coast to Coast, organised by, and in aid of the Scouts. 101k starting from Par, £10 to enter, electric bikes are ok. July 15th – Pathfinder led by Simon, starting from Chapel Amble near Wadebridge at 10.30 (not the usual 10am) There will be two stops, distance 25 miles. July 27th – Friday, The Lizard supper organised by Steve Lightfoot, 6.30pm […]
OGIL Ride to St Mawes Another lovely day with not a cloud in the sky. So off I cycled to Union Corner to find Dean on his own. Soon after Kath, who only has one friend, turned up. We were just about to leave when Emma arrived, but she had to go to work later so would only stay with us until the other place. At the other place only Keith, Mike and Paul were waiting so only six this […]
Chris Rayne’s photos of the event are now available.
Thanks for a great pathfinder Richard. Excellent route, lovely cafe and gorgeous weather and brilliant company. Well done.