This month’s Pathfinder was led by Ian and started from the Church Field car park in Camelford. 16 Wheelers gathered at 10am. Martyn and Margaret arrived a bit late and were delayed putting their tandem together – they caught up with us later. We left in groups of four, going up Trefrew Road, back onto the A39 for a short distance, then right onto the road/cycle track across Bodmin Moor – Brown Willy was off to our right and there were sheep everywhere. Small planes were landing on Davidstow Airfield Runway – the old airfield is now used for private flying. We turned left after one mile and cycled past Tremail, crossed the A395 at Hallworthy and were back on the trail…then another three miles past the pretty village of Trelash and eventually joined the A39 again, with a quick right turn onto the road down to Boscastle. What a view! in glorious clear weather.
We stopped for a group photo before swooping down into the town, which was busy with visitors. A brief stop opposite the Cobweb Inn to look for loos – they were shut – then a long climb out onto the B3263 towards Tintagel and our lunch stop at Bossiney Tea Room.
Ian had booked ahead, and the cafe was excellent – very nice food, quick, friendly service, and a good view – definitely a 10/10 !
We enjoyed a lengthy stop, then it was just six miles back to the carpark. Having lunch towards the end of a ride works well. We had cycled 25 miles with 2030 ft of climbing for the five of us who had left our cars at Camelford and ten more miles (each way) for everyone else who started further west, making a total of 45 miles for them?
A great day out, one of the best Pathfinders ever; great weather, fantastic views, pretty villages , the chance to see a different area of Cornwall, and an excellent lunch stop. Thanks very much again to Ian for doing a great job of organising a super route.
Thank you to Sarah for the images