What a great way to end the year! 26 of us, all ages, all abilities, came together to saunter along the Camel Trail for our annual Christmas trip to Padstow. With the weather being kind, it was wonderful this year to have a number of younger and perhaps less confident cyclists with us and the best thing ever that Nicola could join Dave and Mary for this trip. Following the traditional café break at the Co op in Wadebridge we headed on down the Camel Trail to Padstow admiring the huge number of sea birds feasting on the mud flats of the Camel estuary – with the haunting sounds of the curlew filling the air. (further narrative below pics)
We parked the bikes on the outskirts of the village and walked in to find lunch harbourside (fish and chips or pasties were firm favourites) and after a bit of a look round to check Padstow was as we remembered, we set off again back to Wadebridge and then on to The Borough Arms at Dunmere. So proud to belong to this group and just wonderful to catch up with everyone. A big Happy New Year to everyone associated with CTC Cornwall and our new Liskeard Velo club!