While some of us have been nursing snuffles, coughs and aches and pains at home, the rest of you have been out and about enjoying the extended spell of wonderful winter weather. Ann Wendik-Byfield gives us the detail of the most recent Liskeard Velo ride:
Great ride out today.
A straight forward up and down route to our coffee stop: Crow’s Nest, Caradon Town, Golberdon and Kellybray, we only stopped to admire a peacock sitting high in a tree.
On arrival we just beat the large group of cyclists (Tavistock Wheelers) to a window ‘seat’ and nearly every one stocked up on cooked breakfast. Lovely to see so many cyclists out and about. (continued below)
Here we were joined by Jason Hinton from Launceston.
All seven of set off to Amytree and Pillaton. After that we found some ‘new’ lanes to ride and a particular long hill to climb up to Tideford.
Now on more familiar roads via St Germans and Polbathic to Crafthole, admiring the great railway viaducts crossing rivers Tiddy and Lynher on our left.
The sun had come out, making the coast road into Downderry and Seaton a delight. Ahhhh tea break!
Not for Dave who decided to leave us and cycle up the two arrow hill towards Millendreath and home.
Megan Evans called for a taxi, it came in form of husband, van and dogs. Well done Megan for coming 2/3 of the way, great achievement.
Ian, David, Sarah and myself went the flattish route(!) via Hessenford to Castle Motors.
Back into Liskeard taking the lanes to Doddycross and Pengover Green.
One final hill, 45m on the clock and it’s still light.
I hope everyone got home safely and well done, great effort.
Meanwhile, a big thank you to Cranked Bikes, Bodmin for hosting a women’s cycle maintenance evening – our Liskeard Ladies Group enjoyed both the technical bits and the coffee and cake. We hope to organise a spring ride to include a stop at your store.