Simon Says

A message from Simon said “Puker von Pulla”. I couldn’t find that on Google maps, but he wasn’t at the other place when Kath, John, Ian, Phil1, Richard 2, Mike (the KOM Kid) and myself arrived. Fred, Phil3, Keith and Mike 2 were waiting. John had an assignation at St Agnes planned, with a younger woman, so we decided to play gooseberry and chose the Cuckoo Café, in the Miners & Mechanics Institute as a suitable destination. With Ian leading […] Read More

Another ride to St Mawes!

Although the OGILs ride on Wednesday had already been to St. Mawes, Robin’s suggestion to go there on Sunday was greeted with enthusiasm, and 15 of us set off via Truro Hill, Suicide Alley and Devoran.  Denise, Jo and Trevano Dave had to get back early so turned around at Trelissick, while the rest of us headed down to the King Harry ferry.  The crossing was as scenic as ever, in wall-to-wall sunshine and rising temperatures, followed by the long […] Read More

Not just another OGIL Ride

With Mystic Meg’s reassurance that the heat wave would last another two weeks I donned my Altura Night Vision (not very) waterproof coat* and ventured out into the rain this morning, hoping that I would not be late arriving at Union Corner. In spite of the “temporary” traffic lights along Bicklandwater Rd I just managed to get there before Phil1 and John left to meet the others at Halvasso turn. It was, of course, the OGIL “Fred’s Return” ride, that […] Read More

OGIL’s Ride report 27th June

OGIL Ride to St Mawes Another lovely day with not a cloud in the sky. So off I cycled to Union Corner to find Dean on his own. Soon after Kath, who only has one friend, turned up. We were just about to leave when Emma arrived, but she had to go to work later so would only stay with us until the other place. At the other place only Keith, Mike and Paul were waiting so only six this […] Read More

Ya’ll come back now! Ya’ hear?

This was not Simon’s call to Mike 2 and Keith, to keep them close to the rest of the pack, but Jed Clampett’s weekly farewell to viewers of the Beverly Hillbillies. And I could have sworn that I heard it again as we left the Atlantic café, at Portreath, during today’s OGIL ride. Just Phil1 and myself met at Union Corner to cycle over to the official OGIL start point at the other place, where we joined Simon, Keith, Paul, […] Read More

Off to see the sunset

At union corner was Sylvia, new rider Dave, who could hardly be called an OGILLER, (neither can Sylvia) Phil, Helston Trevor and myself. We caught  Phil 3 and Mike up in Treverva and Keith and Paul were already there.  With a bit of fresh blood in the camp lots of new venues were being tossed around. It was finally decided that we would go to the Sunset Surf cafe at Gwithian.  This was nearly out of our comfort zone but […] Read More

Wednesday 20th pub ride to Mithian

There has been a Wednesday night pub run committee meeting in the beer garden of The Kings Head in Chasewater. (Pub in Blackwater was shut) and given the how far away the ride is next week it has been suggested that people who don’t want to ride the whole way to Mithian could meet in the Car park at the start of the the Bissoe Trail next to the Devoran roundabout at 6 and head off from there. Myself and […] Read More

Lost boys of Helston – found in Roseland

There have been teething problems with our new website – but it’s finally coming good. Or so I thought. After some nagging Chris has provided us with a message board called – “Guestbook” – and on Saturday morning I left a message suggesting a leisurely Sunday ride to St Mawes – the weather looked fine and, after a bit of a climb from the ferry, the road rolls smoothly along the coast and provides snatches of far reaching views of […] Read More

Pathfinder 24th June from Chacewater

Yes, we do not mention the P-word! but there is another P-word I will say PATHFINDER The next one is on Sunday 24th June starting in Chacewater, 1Oam & heading for our destination at ????? A round trip of just over 30 miles over as many ’emmet-proof’ roads as possible! Richard