Not a lot know that

The fact that Hootie and the Blowfish sold 21 million copies of their album, Cracked Rear View, placing it as number nine in the list of top selling Albums, EVER, would have been just one of the multitude of things you would have learned if you had joined us to today, the last OGIL ride in August 2018. It was a little cooler when I woke and donned two layers, but glancing out of the window it looked wet and […] Read More

There’s a place for us ……

“A time and place for us”. In keeping with OGIL rule 3, it should be no earlier than 11 o’clock, and today the place was the Crafty Slice, at Mullion. Ian, Kath and Phil1 were already at Union Corner when I arrived and Simon, Phil3, Keith, Mike2, Paul and Sheila were waiting at Halvasso turn. I don’t know who suggested the Crafty Slice but there wasn’t too much dissent and after texting Jan we were on our way. After the […] Read More

OGIL didn’t stop at Nancegollan Wednesday

Helston Boating lake is always a good choice for an OGIL, or Sunday morning ride, so the were no objections from me to Fred’s suggestion this week. The fact that I had been there half a dozen times in less than an equal number of weeks was no problem to me. And, as opposed to going out via Gweek and Trelowarren, we headed up Halvasso across to Goldsithney and out to Rinsey Head for the long sweep down into Porthleven. […] Read More

You take the high road, and I’ll take the low road.

Just how Phil1 managed to complete the ride to the Jam Pot Café and back with a total elevation 800 foot less than Andrew and me, is as yet to be deduced, but it could explain why he’s usually faster than me. Not that he appeared to be any faster than Ian, Kath and myself as we rode over to the other place, to meet up with Fred, Mike2, Andrew and TD. It was TD’s first ride back with the […] Read More

Off Roading at Lanhydrock and Cardinham Woods. 19th August

Meet at Lanhydrock Cycle Hub Car Park – PL30 4AD – at 10.00 am. Bikes are available to hire from Lanhydrock cycle hub:- Cycle hire Our cycle hire has bikes for all ages and abilities and you can hire for a half or a full day. Helmets are free when hiring a bike. We are open every day 9.30am-5pm.  Last cycle hire at 3pm.  Booking in advance is essential during school holidays. Call 01208 265975 for more details or to […] Read More

Sunday 5th august Long ride

Several keen enthusiastic riders met at H.Q. I decided to join the long ride as it was such a luverly day. Eight of us set off via Budock church no man’s land lane etc. Well that is seven plus yours truly trying to keep up, by the time we had reached the top of Halvasso I began to think I had stumbled across the peleton of some manic tour I was unaware of, I enquired as to whether the pace […] Read More


Six of us turned up at Union Corner for the ‘Half Hour Late OGIL ride’; although that may not be a good name as I would not wish to offend the glamorous ladies present (bearing in mind I was almost an interloper)!  A better title could be ‘Young Ladies in Lycra’ – rearrange the letters and that would be Lilys plus two blokes – perhaps I should give up now before I dig myself in deeper?  The six were Don […] Read More

No, John, No, John, No, John, No

There was no John at Union Corner, no Kath (no excuse), no Mike, and no Richard; and at the other place there was no Paul, no Jan, and no Keith. After being one of only three who turned out on Sunday I was wondering whether actually cycling was loosing its attraction amongst club members. Ian, Phil1 and myself met up with Mike2 and Andrew at Argal crossroads, with Andrew’s bike turned turtle and the two of them attempting to change […] Read More

Ride London – The Good The Bad and The Ugly

What an amazing weekend! As you might gather from the title it didn’t all go to plan but it was a great experience. Me and Paul set off up the road from Cornwall at 6:00 a.m. on the Saturday morning. We had to get up there in good time so that Paul could get registered. It was a really clear drive up but we had a couple of complications. The rail strike on South West trains meant that Epsom station […] Read More