For our route click here Approx 30 miles; 360 m climbed
Am posting this to promote the ride as a very easy way to get your cycle training for the year under way – and at the same time to have a really enjoyable day out.
Geoff and I purchased return tickets to Truro for approximately £6 each. We put the bikes on the train from Liskeard to Bodmin Parkway (no need to book for the 8.57 train this morning). In the paper timetable the trains you need to book are marked in green. At Liskeard station we did book our bicycles on the 14.41 train back from Truro. This gave us the option of three trains in the afternoon, depending on how long the cycle ride and stops would take.
From Bodmin Parkway we cycled down through the Lanhydrock Estate and then up past the house – just about the only hilly bit of this 30 mile route. After this, the route is nearly all flat and empty roads all the way to Truro – mostly the roads are those which used to be the A30. I have included a lot of boring pics to illustrate just how flat and empty the roads are! The only stretch of main road is the last three miles into Truro and this has a cycle way nearly all the way.
Geoff and I chose to stop at Cornwall Services, where we bought the Big Breakfast from The Cornish Kitchetn (£5.50); and then at Ladock PO for a cup of tea. When we arrived at Truro we went to the Arts Café and shared a meat roll and salad before popping into Clive Mitchell for a few bits and then getting the 14.41 train home to Liskeard.
Such an easy ride but it does allow your legs to do 30 miles without any pressure on knees, etc. Later we will build the distance up by cycling from Liskeard to Truro (40 miles) or Liskeard to Truro and then back to Bodmin Parkway (70 miles).