A Rum Doodle of a pub ride.

Everyone should go on at least one pub ride. Of this i’m certain. Apart from the obvious pleasure to be had by cycling along pot-holed roads, half of the time in the dim of twilight, and of course the hoppiness of the beer, there is the bon hommie, aka Ian, the repartee and wit of the accompanying wheelers and the general depth of conversation covering general knowledge, up to date politics, sport and man jokes. The details of such are, […] Read More

One Hell of a ride

OGIL ride, Wednesday 9th September 2020 By the time we got to the Other Place we were fourteen strong, which must be close to a record for an OGIL ride. Not only were we graced with the presence of Fred, possibly for the first time since lockdown started, but we also had John. John claimed to be an old school friend of Ian (I thought Ian didn’t have any friends), and was out with us for a second time in […] Read More

Raymond Tucker 1962 – 2020

Raymond was born on Saint Mary’s Isles of Scilly, 25 August 1962. His parents were Robert & Eileen Tucker. His dad was a Baker, then went on to building work. Raymond was raised with sister Wendi & brother Dez. A few years later the family moved to Saint Keverne which has remained home for Raymond ever since. Raymond attended Saint Keverne primary school, completing his education at Helston Secondary School. When he was sixteen years old he joined the Merchant […] Read More

The hills are alive…

Sunday ride 30th August 2020         The Sunday Long Ride group on WhatsApp had already agreed to Ian’s suggestion of Wheal Coates via a zigzag route – “the right roads but not necessarily in the right order”. I’m not sure exactly what happened, but all twelve of us that congregated at HQ just followed the Pied Piper of Penryn when he set off, including us slouches as well as the fast brigade. We probably did so just out […] Read More

August Meeting

Last month I was a week early with the meeting, this month I’m a little late. That’s the joy of the flexibility of the internet. We toyed with the idea of holding an outdoor meeting and it nearly happened but the good old British weather soon put paid to that. The forecast was dreadful and we cancelled, so here I am typing this while the sun shines through the window, typical!! The meetings in real time look as if they […] Read More

Stop Press Outdoor Meeting Cancelled

Due to the forecast of Heavy Rain for Thursday we have made the decision to cancel the proposed Meeting for Thursday 27th August. We will commence the meetings as normal in October when Woodlane Social Club will re-open for business. I shall continue with the format of putting the meeting notes on the Website as I have been doing since Lockdown.

to Hell and back….

In fact, yesterday’s ride was one of the best for a long time – the slower group set out for Hell’s Mouth cafe, led by Trevor  who can be relied on to take an interesting route – and not so slowly, either.  We went via Halvasso, round Stithians on the east side, right towards Lanner and along the Great Flat Lode cycle track, where we turned off at the metal gate (infamous for confusing riders on the Mines and Minerals […] Read More


We are going to attempt to have our August meeting in real time.  The venue will be Woodlane Social Club Car Park and the start time will be 7.30 pm.  Please don’t arrive before 7.15 pm and please ensure that you are socially distancing prior to the meeting. You will need to bring something to sit on, Chair or Blanket so that we can be kept 2 metres apart.  I would like to discourage standing as we may be inclined […] Read More

A damp Ogil ride to Miss Molly’s

With a wet forecast and various excuses being posted in advance, I was pleased when Dean and Simon responded favourably to my intention to ride today. I was in good time and made my wife a second coffee before I left, only to realise I’d forgotten my water bottle. Hastily returning, I was now running late but not as late as Simon who messaged to say he’d meet us at our destination. Dean and Paul were waiting when I arrived […] Read More

A great new cafe!

On the way back from a circuit of Stithians lake yesterday, I took the opportunity to check out the new cafe at the Via Ferrata site on the Halvasso road, next to BF Adventure.  The huge granite quarry has been converted into a challenging climbing course, with high wire bridges, abseiling descents and zip wires.  The cafe ‘The Cornish Barista’  overlooks the quarry and has a good range of hot drinks, a full menu and a range of scrumptious looking […] Read More