I first heard about the above tour from a friend Anne who was on the LeJog trip last year – The tour started from Mizen Head – the most south-westerly point in Ireland to the finish at Malin Head – the most northerly point, a distance of 570 miles over 6.5 days – average 87 miles per day along Ireland’s spectacular Atlantic Coast. It was organised by Paul Kennedy of Wild Atlantic Cycling Tours based in Belfast. Mattie and Stuart […]
Two ride reports for the price of one today. With gusty winds and the likelihood of rain I needed my jacket* this morning, but it was too warm once outside, so off came the top layer, back on went the jacket, and off I went to Union Corner. It was whilst waiting for the others that I realised that I should really have kept the top on. Not that I was cold, but my money was in the pocket. Just […]
Hill Climb 12th September The promise of everyone’s a winner on the website brought out a huge number of Wheelers to Weir Hill – or it may have been the promise of Hilary’s tasty sausage rolls. Some 17 riders faced the challenge of the hill – a record turnout for the annual event. Sparky bikes made their electrifying debut this year. The evening was warm and the lane quiet. No traffic interfered with us for a change. The Wheelers banner […]
Riders on this weeks pub run will be going via the new “Sports Hub” at Falmouth School, to try out the Watt Bikes at the new Sports Hub. Leaving HQ at 6pm, as usual, to arrive at Trescobeas Road at 6.10, traffic lights permitting. Afterwards to pub for further discussion.
I could have almost believed that it was either Tuesday or Thursday. No one waiting at Union Corner and no sign of anyone else as I approached the other place. However, Fred and Mike were hiding near the gate and not visible until I got there. Looked like there was only going to be the three of us, until Emma turned up a few moments later. Still, no argument about where to head for. It was a damp cold start […]
It is now officially autumn, and Rob will be posting the number of shopping days to Christmas before long. Amanda is already organising the Christmas Party. But Nature doesn’t work like that. It was a bit cooler first thing but by the time we had reached Halvasso turn both the day and the riders had warmed up considerably. Raymondo, aka White Tide man, was already at Union Corner and we were soon joined by Ian and Amanda, and a while […]
Sept 3rd – Tour of Britain, Exeter to Barnstable, See Richard’s report here. Sept 12th, Weds – The Hill Climb at Weir Hill, 6.30pm – meet at HQ at 6pm or go direct. Hilary and Paul will provide food after the event. Electric bikes welcome and will have their own class. More details here. Sept 16th – Pathfinder on the Roseland, led by Kath, Liz and Paula. Meet at Trelissick at 10:00 for coffee and parking if you need it; […]
It seemed that I was the only Wheeler going to watch the race when it was in Devon. The weather forecast wasn’t that bad, but there you go. I travelled up to Barnstaple on the train via Exeter, arriving at about 11.30. I headed along the fairly flat roads to Braunton, aiming eventually for Challacombe Hill above Woolacombe Bay. In Braunton it started raining, the local signposting wasn’t that helpful and nobody there had heard of Challacombe Hill! Finally at a garage someone had heard […]