Wednesday evening pub ride to Victoria Inn, Pensilva

Not quite used to my new routine so almost forgot to get ready for this – we both forgot to charge our batteries for our lights – need to be more organised.

Anyway very nice to meet up with everyone at 6.30 pm at the Parade in Liskeard.  This was Geoff’s second ride and this time he was better equipped and had his drink with him and a warmer jacket for later on (thank you, Megan, for lending yours last time!).

The seven of us zig zagged gently up the hill, via Crows Nest to Pensilva  (I am guessing about 6 miles)talking over our night ride the previous week end as we went  and then enjoyed a drink and a chat at the Victoria Inn, newly extended to include a large restaurant.  The pub offers an inexpensive carvery evening on a Wednesday.  We used the occasion to talk through our plans for this coming Sunday – a cycle trip to Lands End, about 80 miles which would be stretching us all.

After donning our warm jackets, we returned to Liskeard via St. Ive to avoid the pits and dents on the more direct B3254.  Lights were needed for the return journey and luckily our uncharged batteries lasted the trip.  We next meet on Sunday just before 6 am!

Lessons learnt:  1. Two rear lights are much more visible on a busy road than one;  2.  A warm jacket is always needed for later in an evening, however warm you think it will be.

Victoria Inn, Pensilva, July 15

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