No legs on show today

I’m writing this while having a hot cup of tea to warm up a bit. The ride wasn’t cold it’s just when you get home and realise that the temperature has dropped somewhat.
Jan and I agreed to meet at the top of Halvasso at 9 which meant a slightly earlier start but that was ok though as neither of us mind an early start. The change in the traffic was interesting with a lot more school traffic and workers. I thought everyone was meant to be working from home now!
Jan had suggested either St.Agnes or Godrevy and as I hadn’t been to the Godrevy cafe for a while Godrevy it was.
I had decided, as the temperature was going to get no higher than 10 degrees today that I ought to put my leg warmers on and boy was that a good shout. When we got to riding in the valleys it was a little nippy and I was very glad of the extra layer.
Now, which way did we go. (thank you Strava) We went through Porkellis, took a left on to the main road after Crowan and first right on to Leedstown. We took a left in Leedstown, through Townshend and Relubbus (no. 39 bus route) and a right turn at the St.Erth 4 miles sign. Then it was on to Hayle and along the very busy King George V memorial walk. Well it was a lovely day and there isn’t a lot else to do but walk, and cycle of course. It was up the hill out of Hayle toward Gwithian and then a welcome left turn at the National Trust sign at Godrevy. Brilliant service, coffee and Apricot Slice. Jan and I perched ourselves on the edge one of the benches around the side out of sight.
Neither of us could face the hill up to Hells Mouth so we went the Trevaskis Farm route and along to Carnell Green, Praze, Carmenellis and clockwise around Stithians Lake. When you are counting the hills home the last thing you need are Red traffic lights half way up. Anyway we managed to set off again and then said our goodbyes at the turning to Jim’s house.
There had been an oil spillage on the Halvasso road and the workmen luckily let me through after the Health and Safety warning. It did make me carry my bike though as I didn’t want oil on my tyres and the consequences that could bring.
It was a super morning to have gone out and thanks go the Jan for her inventive routes that she is coming up with.
Back to our groups of 6 next week, fingers crossed. Should I book my place on the OGIL WhatsApp group yet or wait and see what Boris has to say on Thursday.
51.5 miles for me and lots of hills.

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