Porthtowan Group A/B/1/2/Long/Short/????

The usual – Where shall we go? Swiftly followed by; ‘Where is the coffee good’? ‘Where is the food okay’? Porthtowan was the destination. By the time we arrived at the top of Halvasso, it was decided that we’d split into two groups. Me, Ian, John, Mike, Simon, Colin and Adrian heading out in pursuit of Ian who led us on a route via, Chapel Hill (the right way to approach it – going down!), St Day, St Agnes, eventually arriving […] Read More

Drym? Sunday ride 20 June 2021

We met at HQ as usual, sorted our groups out, and welcomed a new rider Andrew, who opted to go with Trevor’s group as he was unsure of where he fitted in group wise. Our destination after much debate, as is our way, was to be Woodland Kitchen Garden (don’t tell Jan Ed) out near Townsend, near Drym, you know, says Dean. How do we get there? well we go through Drym! Where’s that was the reply. Well we fork […] Read More

No sun – can it be Poldhu?

OGIL ride 16th June 2021 John, Paul, George Phil1, Ringo Steve and myself initially represented the UC crowd congregating by the phantom phone box. We discussed the e-mountain bike rider who overtook some of us up Trescobeas Road at such a pace that we concluded that he must have hacked his bike to remove the speed limitation. That will be us all one day (except for the illegal modification) we concluded. At the last minute Dean arrived, apparently delayed by […] Read More

No sitting on the fence please!

10 of us left HQ on what was going to be a ride in excellent weather to Melinsey Mill on the Roseland. Starting on our usual route it wasn’t long before we had to dismount and walk past the works on Truro Hill, some thought it was a good to walk up the hill. On across to The Norway where we lost Theresa who decided on a less hilly route to Portreath. Our superb leader was slightly off the pace […] Read More

Seven to Chapel Porth on G7 Sunday

Well, it was eight at the beginning and five by the time we got home…. With Trevor leading, Don M, Barbara, Denise, new rider Jess, Jo, Adrian and myself decided on Chapel Porth, so we headed out of Falmouth, up Truro Hill and through Perranwell, to avoid the main road while it was so busy. Along to Chacewater and under the viaduct to Blackwater, where Adrian left us as he had things to do at home, and on through Mount […] Read More

No doom but plenty of gloom

OGIL ride 9th June 2021 Three of us (Steve, Phil1 and myself) gathered in the murk and damp of Union Corner, wondering whether we would be the sum total of today’s outing as the weather was looking so bad, although to be fair we are still nearly two weeks away from midsummer. Dean turned up at precisely one minute to departure time, citing as his excuse that he had almost been Hobgoblined by one of their lorries at the Bickland […] Read More

Two Ferries at Fowey

Ok, it wasn’t planned to be off road🤭! The cafe nestled somewhere on the Fowey river – it was just that I hadn’t exactly nailed where on the river! Only Charlie and Chris pitched up at the Norway Inn and it was clear to us by ten past nine there would be no more takers. The back road to Carnon Downs was closed to traffic so made a pleasant start to the day – though we did take the main […] Read More

Four on a Mystery Tour

Sonjia, Christine and I were joined by new rider Ottilie for the ‘slower’ group on Sunday, although she soon proved that she’ll be more than able to keep up with the faster ride from now on – what it is to have youth on your side! (not that we’re slow…)  So it was off to Porthleven via Gweek and the Penrose estate, which is looking lovely at the moment – very lush and green – and down to the harbour, […] Read More

Destination Perranuthnoe Sunday 1st June

Joe, Trevor, Liz, Paula, Jess, Barbara, Denise and Don Morris set of out through Budock, Argal crossroads, the scene of poor Amy’s Accident -glad she was ok and not badly hurt. Hopefully see her back in her bike soon. The usual climb up Halvasso where Amy (? Ed) and Jess left us for other commitments. Jess was a new cyclists to Falmouth wheelers -hopefully will be out again soon. On to Carnkie, through Porkellis, Nancegollan, Godolphin Cross, Millpool and Goldsithney, […] Read More

It felt very French but with hills

It’s been a little while since I’ve ridden with the Wheelers on a Sunday, the Wednesday OGIL ride tends to be my day just recently and it was great to see so many at HQ. After a bit of catching up and chat we organised ourselves into 3 groups.  We were off to Crantock with a group of 13 riders and 12 bikes, nice to see Martyn and Margaret. Phil Samuel was off to hunt for NZ Dave’s shoes and […] Read More