Anyone for Porthleven?

It was raining when I arrived at HQ, with the resultant low turn out, but Sarah, with her vast experience of Cornish weather declared that it would be “clear by 10”, and she was bloody well right! But for the start it was mizzling and a bit more. After admiring Kiwi Dave’s new bike, nice colour, just one ride, of eleven, set off with a destination of Porthleven, Ian, for once, taking the lead. According to Amanda the road through […] Read More

OGIL ride number 5000.

WhatsApp carried more excuses than a Tory spokesperson this morning. Kath, Phil3, Colin, Sarah, Damien, Jan, all had something better to do; in Jan’s case it was recovering from an evening with Cliff but for the others I think the weather forecast had something to do with their decision. But it was a fine morning when the sexy six left Union Corner; Phil1, Paul, Ironman, Amanda, Ian and myself, and still fine and dry when six became eight at the […] Read More

October Pathfinder

October’s Pathfinder It was over a year ago whilst at Poldhu on a OGIL ride that Fred sprung his cunning plan on me. He had volunteered to run the Pathfinder for, I think, October. The route was planned but Fred had decided to go on a trip in his van instead. So, I was asked to take control and run the ride. Unfortunately, we went into another lockdown!Twelve months later and its time to dig out and dust off the […] Read More

A reptilian adventure

OGIL ride report 13th October 2021 By the time we got to The Other Place, we were a dozen strong. This was despite some notable absences. No sign of Kath, nor of the two Steves (new Steve and Steve Heavyhand), and has anyone seen John since the Wales trip (maybe he’s still there??). Still, not a bad contingent for a Wednesday – presumably everyone had been tempted out by the weather – sunny and hardly a breath of wind. It […] Read More

Real Ale & Good Food

The Long Ride recently has not been functioning at it’s best due to our reliance on Robin organizing the ride. Now he’s recovered from his surgery, he and the ride is back up and running. He seems to be riding as strong as ever and as I’m writing this report he is having a session in the velodrome at Newport! Does this mean another attack on the hour record next year? We shall see! Saturday afternoon and the long ride […] Read More

Report on the September 30th Meeting

The meeting was attended by 16 members and apologies were received from Fred, Amanda, Dean E, Don G and Don M, Mike C,  Dave G, and Adrian H.  Phil Samuel chaired the meeting. Past Events: The Tour of Britain came through Falmouth on September 5th.  There was a good turn out of 23 of our members, who rode round the Point in wearing club kit.  Thanks to Robin who loaned the trailer, Ian who cleaned it, Damien and Amanda who […] Read More

Ride report Falmouth 100 Audax 26 September 2021

I only started cycling about 18 months ago and although I enjoyed the Coast and Clay Sportive earlier in the year, I did not understand what an Audax was all about.  I enquired during the Ogil ride on Wednesday but did not get a satisfactory answer. Anyway, having just taken part in the Falmouth 100 Audax I now get it. It’s a great fun sociable event where it gives an opportunity for members of other clubs or individuals to join […] Read More


Following Lon Las Cymru Sustrans Route 8 (mostly), a route which follows tram ways, quiet lanes (and huge hills) Brief report, as full details at November meeting, with film show, if you are lucky. Monday 6th Sept, Drive to Cardiff, (Clive left Kath with us, and went on a weeks holiday around Ross on Wye ).Future Inn, for overnight stop, Good hotel, chocolate on pillow, spacious rooms and allowed to store bikes in bedrooms, and park the car there for […] Read More

3rd time lucky Pathfinder

On Sunday all roads lead to Long Rock Industrial Estate where the Wheelers congregated for Ian’s fabled Pathfinder around the far the West of Cornwall.  This has been cancelled due to some extremely inclement weather at least twice already this year so it was nice to be blessed with some very nice early autumn sun. Some groups arrived in cars, others cycled from Falmouth with yet another group managing to cycle in from Perranuthnoe.  Perhaps not so strangely, there was […] Read More