Soggy to Porthleven

A not quite dozen of us congregated at the other place in the gloom and mizzle.  A few regulars had absented themselves, apparently on the grounds that they were preparing themselves for the evening hill climb.  I can fully appreciate that a three minute effort later in the day might require a whole day’s rest to really do it justice.  Looking around, there was clearly considerable disparity in individuals’ assessment of the weather we were likely to encounter, judging by […] Read More

The long Sunday ride Sept 1st

Phil C showed little interest in returning to the wonderful cafe we stumbled across in Lostwithiel – that served massive portions of organic scrambled eggs and artisan toast. (I’d missed out on that delicious looking breakfast previously so felt we had to return.) Phil B is away so I expected the group to be just Ian, Amanda, Chris and myself. But Martyn was keen to join us and Beth too. Ray is here on holiday, as was Malcolm, and both […] Read More

Portreath Politics

The first OGIL ride of the autumn took place on a beautiful September day. It was a bit breezy and we had one shower to deal with but overall it was a great day. It wasn’t however without its problems. It took place on one of the most turbulent days in our recent political history and we soon found out how difficult such times can be. Our European delegate – Jan Watson – was heading off for Nice later that […] Read More

September Pathfinder Menu

Lunch Menu Pathfinder 22nd Sept     Hand Carved Ham with Fried Egg(s)…. £ 7.25 / £ 12.25   Served With Chips and Peas   Ploughman’s Choice….. (gf option)  Choose up to two from –Mature West Country Cheddar –   Cornish Brie – Stilton – Cornish Yarg or Hand Carved Ham Served on a Rustic Board with Artisan Bread, Salad, Coleslaw, Pickled Onions, Pickled beetroot, Chutney, Apple & Grapes For One…..£ 8.50   To Share…..£ 14.50    Sandwiches…..   Served on White or Brown […] Read More

No feeling in my fingers …

…. No feeling in my toes. Yes, you are right. This week’s OGIL ride was Wet, Wet, Wet. Won’t be much I thought, and with the warm weather we have had recently, wearing my Night Vision, all weather coat, from Evans Cycles, would be a bit over the top. My lightweight ‘plastic bag” would suffice. How wrong I was. But I was not alone; Martyn, Phil1, Paul and Kiwi Dave, at Union Corner and Simon, Phil3, Mike2, Andrew, Trevor and […] Read More

Huff and Puff

BREAKING NEWS – the return of the legendary Huff and Puff competition on Sunday 15th September. Meet at Stithians Watersports cafe at 9.30 am for a 10.00am start. You all know the concept, fastest rider paired with slowest, 2nd fastest with 2nd slowest and so on. The pairs divide and set off in opposite directions on a circuit around Stithians, meet in the middle somewhere and return in the direction they came. The 1st pair back together at the start […] Read More

Nought to Culdrose in 26 minutes – OGIL ride 21.08.19

It must have been the promise of a rare dry day that brought everyone out, and we had to use two sets of fingers to count the 16 that assembled at the Halvasso turn. The usual lively debate about destination ensued, interspersed with conversation on other irrelevant topics that prolonged the decision making process. After dismissing most of West Cornwall on the grounds that someone or other had been there in the last six weeks, a sort of consensus settled […] Read More

The Sunday “Long ride” report

It’s become a regular thing – making the long ride, well, a long ride! First we rode to Lostwithiel and, via the Bodinnick ferry, returned through Fowey and Charlestown. Then the following week, via Tresillian and the small and very quiet lanes around St Michael Penkevil and Ruan Lanihorne we rode to St Mawes. This week we went to Porthgwarra, a tiny cove just east of Lands End. Amanda joined Phil, Ian, Chris and myself. She had said she might […] Read More

Where did you get that hat, where did you get that hat!

A flurry of messages on the WhatsApp group, together with a phone call just as I was starting out, meant that I was 5 minutes late arriving at Union Corner and didn’t catch up any time on the way over to Halvasso turn. It was drizzling and Mystic Meg did not promise any improvement, well it is Falmouth Air Display day, and with the number of excuses already received I was surprised that there were 6 OGIL at the other […] Read More

Carnival thanks

Many thanks to all who marched with the Carnival on Saturday. I thought we looked splendid in Club Kit especially the youngsters. I think we collected a good amount in the buckets for all of the Charities.