March Pathfinder

So, I have been designated as the ride reporter for the Pathfinder that took place on the 24th March.

The pathfinder was a Robin creation around the Roseland area so I was expecting lots of hills but was pleasantly surprised when I downloaded the GPX, only 1400 ft of elevation over 26 ish miles.

It was a very pleasant ride starting on the outskirts of Probus.   There were thirteen of us, we formed three groups, two fours and one of five and headed off up through the village and round to Grampound and Cread and continuing on some very pretty county lanes down to Portholland.  There was much discussion about the correct way to pronounce the said village, is it Port-holland or Porth-olland.  It would seem according to Wiki that Porth-olland is correct.  Porth meaning ‘cove or harbour’ in Cornish and the village, which is made up of two coves, (East and West Porthholland) is still owned by the Caerhayes Estate and has not changed much in the last 100 years.

We climbed out of the cove heading inland and along more county lanes to the lunch stop at The Cornish Italian.  A relaxed stop was had with good food and coffee and the usual chat.  Replenished we set off heading toward Ruan Lanihorne and over the ancient bridge over the Fal river, through Lamorran and up around the outskirts of the Tregothan estate.


There was a considerable number of felled trees in this area which made the landscape look bleak and desolate.  One more final climb and then it was down hill to Tresillian and back to the nearby layby for some of us while others cycled home.

Cycling were Robin, Phil, Dave, Colin, Don, Fred, Simon, Jo, Nick, Liz, Ian, Dean, and myself.  The route was well thought out and the ride was well organised and the weather played ball.  A very pleasant day out.

About 25 miles for those starting from the layby.


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