Wednesday 30th August, 2017 – Last of our short summer social rides gives us sunshine and a moorland ride to Minions

For our route, click here  11.5 miles and 263 m climbed.  In the excitement, I forgot to turn on my Garmin for the first part of the ride, which took us up to The Magistrate Court; right and left along the main road; left turn towards St. Cleer; first right and then left towards Rose Craddock; left again and along to Tremar.  Straight over the road just below the railway bridge and along to St. Cleer village.  Then as per map! (Sorry!)

For this ride at least, the weather was kind, and eight of us were able to enjoy an evening out on our bikes.  David took Clive and Steve, who was ably demonstrating the  benefits of an electric bike, on a fourteen mile spin, while the remaining five of us, including Anne Marie, Megan and myself from our Liskeard Ladies Group, as well as Nigel and Geoff,  followed the contours of the former Liskeard and Caradon railway, thus avoiding any steep climbs until we emerged on the moor near Commonmoor.  As we rode the final two miles over the open moor, we enjoyed the sunset and found ourselves sharing the road with a group of belted galloways.

Arriving at The Cheesewring PH at about the same time as David’s group, we were all delighted to to be joined by Ann W-B and her mother who is in England for a week’s holiday.

Finally, after our drink and a chat both reviewing our summer activities and running through our plans for our autumn outings, we pulled on our jackets, put on our lights and all freewheeled back down the hill to Liskeard.  A great way to end the summer!

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