Wednesday 5th May

We all met at Union Corner at 9.30am. Paula, Eliz, Sheila, Sonjia, Myself and Don. One brave man taking all us ladies out. We all decided to go to Portreath, heading for Halvasso, onto Crane garage, Stithians, Mount Ambrose; across the railway track to keep off the busy roads. Wheal Plenty, Mawla, Elm Farm, and down to Portreath.  It was a very cold and windy ride, so a well deserved hot drinks and bacon baps. Jane, Don, and myself went […] Read More

Phil’s Bench – does it deserve listed status?

OGIL ride 5th May 2021 Six of us assembled at Union Corner, all well insulated from the cold wind with the exception of Dean who seemed to think that wearing an old pair of shorts would be warmer. Still, as seems to be our way now we set off without really thinking about where we were going, other than to head to the Other Place, where we joined up with the four waiting there to form a quorum of ten […] Read More

The Long Ride – catching up. Don’t the weeks fly by!

We went to Newquay on the 18th April. Philby, (Phil B 🥴) Ian, Amanda and Sylvia joined me and my trusty ordnance survey maps (loaded on my phone) on a magical mystery tour of the back lanes beyond Fraddon – off piste and new lanes even for Ian! I’d researched a cafe open near the harbour but the queue and lack of anywhere to sit prompted us to try our luck in Perranporth. Then Ian remembered the cafe in Crantock […] Read More

United we stand …

OGIL ride 28 April 2021 The crew assembling at Union Corner were blessed with a double visitation this week – both Adrian and the hairy man stopped for a chat before racing off to meet their compatriots at the Other Place. We were few in number, and the threat of rain throughout the morning from the forecast cemented a popular decision to head for our wet weather venue of choice – Miss Molly’s, despite the obvious drawback that we wouldn’t […] Read More

Ten to Perranuthnoe

One look at the huge turn out of Wheelers this morning was enough to tell anyone unfamiliar with cycling that they might just be missing out on something. Bikes and riders of all kinds and abilities eager for a day out on two wheels. It’s not easy to pin down what’s so wonderful about riding a bicycle – it’s not just the sense of freedom and independence or being out in the fresh air – and I’m sure we all […] Read More

Six to the Crate

Today saw the biggest crowd of Wheelers at HQ in a very long time – 30 of us, brought out by a beautiful Sunday morning – but we soon dispersed into four groups, with six of us – Sonjia, Sheila, Jo, Christine, Amy and myself deciding on a visit to the Crate, via Gweek. We took the usual route, with Jo and Christine mostly leading, Sheila up at the front on her snazzy new electric steed; Sonjia, who says she’s […] Read More

Report on the April zoom meeting

The Wheeler’s Zoom meeting last night  was the final one in that form – the next  two will be open air picnics, and then we get back to Wood Lane Social Club after a break of well over a year. 12 members joined the meeting last night, chaired by Fred.  We were all pleased to hear that Wood Lane will be open and welcoming everyone from July 1st, after an extensive refurbishment, so our meeting, as  usual, will be on […] Read More

I didn’t mean that way Fred!!

Numbers were down at HQ this Sunday with only eight of us. Fred, Dean, Phil S, Don, Damien, Paul, Danny and myself. A ride to St Mawes was decided on after much discussion about which direction to go in the strong easterly gale. So, on we went via Mylor Downs, Devoran, Point, up Harris Hill and onto the ferry after negotiating the treacherous slipway at low tide. After the slog up the hill from the ferry we re-grouped. Another decision […] Read More

what goes quack, quack, plonk?

Nine arrived at The other place and the conversation drifted around but come the allotted hour and the appearance of the Union corner crowd, the cry went up “Where’s the derny bike when you need it?” We waited for Mike and the pacer machine but it wasn’t to be today, another chain snap maybe? Anyway there was plenty to talk about besides. Damien sported a new pair of bright red cycle shoes which coordinated with his cycle top so was […] Read More

Two for the price of one

When I learned that there had been a complaint (well, an expression of disappointment) at the absence of a ride report for last week’s UC OGIL ride, I thought I had better at least record the highlights of that ride before I get on to the nitty gritty of today’s ride. So here goes. UC OGIL ride Wednesday 14th April As we congregated at Union Corner in the sunshine, it was obvious that the only possible destination could be Poldhu. […] Read More