June Pathfinder – Shell Woods

I had been enjoying the delights of Falmouth’s Sea Shanty festival on Friday evening and all day Saturday.  I had heard enough South Australias for another year and drunk some delicious Beer, so Sunday was definitely the day for the Pathfinder ride. The weather wasn’t promising so I along with Liz, Don Morris, Margaret and Martyn decided to drive to the start of the ride and while we sheltered in our cars from the heavy shower the other 11 arrived […] Read More

If you haven’t had your Phil of OGIL ride reports this week, here’s another

Oh, I like to go a wandering! The reasons for not riding today started to arrive the previous evening on WhatsApp.  One couldn’t find her legs due to over indulgence the night before, well it was her birthday! Meeting at Union Corner were Nigel, Adrian, Frankie, Ian and I.  Due to general chit chat about those who weren’t coming we left 5 minuets late. Sorry Dean. At Halvasso turn waiting were Phil , Mike, Keith and Andrew. The weather was […] Read More

Ian’s Mystery Tour (Version one).

Question: How do you make a ride enjoyable on a dull, damp day? Answer: Get Ian to lead it and go on loads of wiggly lanes you’ve never been on! As the various excuses were appearing on the Ogil WhatsApp group, the rest of us arrived at the Other Place. Miss Molly’s was suggested but there were mutterings that it didn’t seem it was that wet…oh how we were wrong and it proved to be a great choice. With the […] Read More

Coast to Coast ride report – Liz, Paula & Jo…June 19

Just back from completing the Devon Coast to Coast ride …a 100 mile trip across Devon, starting from the craggy cliffs of Ilfracombe on the north coast to Plymouth on the south coast – the route uses a mixture of dedicated cycle paths such as the Tarka and Drake’s Trails, quiet minor roads, and some bridleways and a couple of short rocky off-road sections! Day 1- 41 miles We set off early Friday morning despite the atrocious weather forecast with […] Read More

The Sunny South

With the last two rides ending up rather damp when we headed towards the centre and north of the county we decided (after a brief discussion) to head south towards the Lizard. The coffee at the Regent Café was Amanda’s key objective so we only had to decide how to get there. This was left to Ian ‘The Map’ Murrells so we were always destined to find the odd hill or two, if only to keep Phil happy. We headed […] Read More

We’ll Meet Again

It was a sunny morning when six veterans, accompanied by two youngsters, slipped out of Falmouth, to rendezvous with other veterans at Halvasso turn; to establish what was probably the largest gathering of OGIL on any Wednesday morning for the last seventy-five years. I had with me my faithful Enigma machine. The exact number was, if not a secret, unconfirmed, but may have been as many as seventeen. At the rendezvous the destination was announced, Porthleven, picking up one who […] Read More

Ride Report, 2 (Flaming) June

Only 12 wheelers turned up at H.Q. as I assume some of the others were taking part in the Bishops Forum Charity ride. Portreath was the chosen destination as the forecast was a bit indifferent. We set off Budock etc then to Gweek up chapel hill , Coverack Bridges Releath heading for Baripper then it started to rain not being content with mist or mizzle it had to rain proper so we continued through Camborne to Tuckingmill where I had […] Read More

Christmas do

🥳🍸🌲We’ve booked our Christmas House Party for Friday 20th December.🥳🎄Merchants Manor Hotel, Falmouth. £25 I know it’s early but we’ve been given a great deal on a 3 course meal and a Disco. I know everyone who went last year had only good things to say about the food and the service here I will require a £10 deposit per person by 20th July or the June meeting please. We could have the whole resturant if all support this evening. […] Read More

I don’t know why she’s leaving … or where she’s gonna go.

At 7.43am it was drizzling and Mystic Meg started to receive the first excuses on the WhatsAp OGIL group. Adrian craftily got in first, that for the next couple of weeks he would be turning bowls, not wheels. With a not very optimistic weather forecast I set out for Union Corner, where Phil1 and Colin awaited. Kath had not been able to top Adrian’s excuse but did not pleasure us with her presence, so at 8.50am, on the dot, we […] Read More

A perfect day for it

For a change it was a perfect day for a ride – no wind, no rain but warm sunshine. Five of us met at Union Corner – Nigel, John (sporting an interesting rear view mirror attached to his spectacles) , Ian and myself and good to see Phil again on a Wednesday. Then off to the Halvasso turn to be greeted by the other Phil, Mike and Dave. As is often the case when the sun shines Poldu was agreed […] Read More