I really love Christmas and this was a whole week end of Christmas cycle celebrations. On Saturday, CTC Cornwall members joined other cyclists for the charity Santa cycle along the Camel Trail to Bodmin to raise fund for Cornwall Hospicecare. This brought with it its own issues – like how do you recognise your husband if everyone is dressed as a santa and is wearing a beard – but was great fun for everyone. The lovely winter weather – clear, bright and sunny – added to the fun of the Padstow Christmas festivities – the only sadness being that our CTC Cornwall dog, Freya, was pipped at the post for the best dressed dog competition by a bigger version in a pixie outfit – better luck next year, Freya! (Please see below for pics of this and for details and pics of CTC Cornwall Xmas lunch)
Then Sunday was our much loved annual get together for CTC Cornwall’s Christmas lunch – this year enjoyed by 26 members. The high winds forecast almost meant that the accompanying cycle ride had to be cancelled. But we are hardy types in Cornwall and eventually twelve of us met on The Parade at 11 am for a much shortened ride along lanes with tall protective hedges up to The Cheesewring PH for our lovely Xmas lunch. A truly enjoyable day – thank you to David B for organising it – and the whole occasion was topped off with an appearance of our Chair, Megan Evans, finally back from her extended stay in France. We look forward to seeing some of you for our Family Seasonal Ride on Saturday 30th December, meeting 10 am at the Dunmere Arms and cycling along the Camel Trail to Padstow and back. In the meantime, do have a Very Happy Christmas!