For details of our route click here. 19.4 miles; 344 m climbed.
Great to have Tracy with us for the second of our summer car assist rides. A miserable forecast saw the six of us assemble in a range of protective gear behind the Borough Arms at Dunmere for our Camel Trail ride out to Blisland. Actually no real rain along the Camel Trail in a north easterly direction towards Wenford Bridge. Then, about a mile from the end, up the road to Blisland – past the beautiful village green to the community shop and café for our first coffee and cake stop. An interesting library by our table prompted an illuminating discussion on fan fiction and Ladies Circle before we tore ourselves away and headed out onto Sustrans Route 3 along the edge of the moor to St Brewards – again only a bit of drizzle. Now, however, as we headed down the hill to Wenford Bridge, the heavens opened, helping us make the decision that we could do with a second refreshment break at the lovely Snail’s Pace Café (excellent coffees, cakes and cheese on toast) until it passed. Once we deemed it safe to emerge we pedalled back down the Camel Trail to what would have been Boscarne Junction at Dunmere, pausing only,as women do, to clear the trail of a fallen tree …….. (and, as for dementia – well I have forgotten most of it – but the gist was that activities such as cycling, where you have to focus on brakes, gears and pot holes, are good for you and might help keep it at bay for a while!). I thought this was a great ride – thank you, Liskeard Ladies!