No sitting on the fence please!

10 of us left HQ on what was going to be a ride in excellent weather to Melinsey Mill on the Roseland. Starting on our usual route it wasn’t long before we had to dismount and walk past the works on Truro Hill, some thought it was a good to walk up the hill. On across to The Norway where we lost Theresa who decided on a less hilly route to Portreath. Our superb leader was slightly off the pace […] Read More

Seven to Chapel Porth on G7 Sunday

Well, it was eight at the beginning and five by the time we got home…. With Trevor leading, Don M, Barbara, Denise, new rider Jess, Jo, Adrian and myself decided on Chapel Porth, so we headed out of Falmouth, up Truro Hill and through Perranwell, to avoid the main road while it was so busy. Along to Chacewater and under the viaduct to Blackwater, where Adrian left us as he had things to do at home, and on through Mount […] Read More

No doom but plenty of gloom

OGIL ride 9th June 2021 Three of us (Steve, Phil1 and myself) gathered in the murk and damp of Union Corner, wondering whether we would be the sum total of today’s outing as the weather was looking so bad, although to be fair we are still nearly two weeks away from midsummer. Dean turned up at precisely one minute to departure time, citing as his excuse that he had almost been Hobgoblined by one of their lorries at the Bickland […] Read More

Two Ferries at Fowey

Ok, it wasn’t planned to be off road🤭! The cafe nestled somewhere on the Fowey river – it was just that I hadn’t exactly nailed where on the river! Only Charlie and Chris pitched up at the Norway Inn and it was clear to us by ten past nine there would be no more takers. The back road to Carnon Downs was closed to traffic so made a pleasant start to the day – though we did take the main […] Read More

Four on a Mystery Tour

Sonjia, Christine and I were joined by new rider Ottilie for the ‘slower’ group on Sunday, although she soon proved that she’ll be more than able to keep up with the faster ride from now on – what it is to have youth on your side! (not that we’re slow…)  So it was off to Porthleven via Gweek and the Penrose estate, which is looking lovely at the moment – very lush and green – and down to the harbour, […] Read More

Destination Perranuthnoe Sunday 1st June

Joe, Trevor, Liz, Paula, Jess, Barbara, Denise and Don Morris set of out through Budock, Argal crossroads, the scene of poor Amy’s Accident -glad she was ok and not badly hurt. Hopefully see her back in her bike soon. The usual climb up Halvasso where Amy (? Ed) and Jess left us for other commitments. Jess was a new cyclists to Falmouth wheelers -hopefully will be out again soon. On to Carnkie, through Porkellis, Nancegollan, Godolphin Cross, Millpool and Goldsithney, […] Read More

It felt very French but with hills

It’s been a little while since I’ve ridden with the Wheelers on a Sunday, the Wednesday OGIL ride tends to be my day just recently and it was great to see so many at HQ. After a bit of catching up and chat we organised ourselves into 3 groups.  We were off to Crantock with a group of 13 riders and 12 bikes, nice to see Martyn and Margaret. Phil Samuel was off to hunt for NZ Dave’s shoes and […] Read More

Old cyclists shock horror and other fake news

OGIL ride 2nd June 2021 The weather forecast had promised thunderstorms, which presumably had deterred Kath from venturing out, but the skies looked benign enough as we gathered at UC.  We met up with the other crowd at TOP, regrettably without our illustrious leader who was having car trouble (??).  As the sun began to peek through, the obvious choice of destination was Perranuthnoe.  As per usual, we stopped at the weighbridge above Halvasso to re-group.  A count was made […] Read More

Lamorna for Lunch

Seven gathered at Halvasso weighbridge, destination Lamorna, weather fantastic and an easterly wind to speed us outbound, what could possibly go wrong!? We hadn’t even got to the Helston road before Steve diverted us from our smugness and announced a deflation in the road interface department, this has to be a record? Offering to remain to provide moral support, Robin prompted the remainder to push on, which we did only to be caught and overtaken in Praze. A familiar route […] Read More

A Tale of two cafes

“Where are we going?” Respectfully asked the 9 OGILs of Chairman Fred. “Let’s vote” said Fred, offering the single choice of Lakeside which was eventually carried five to four – the four dissidents still await their sanctions. Theresa politely asked if she could join the group, clearly intimidated by the racing snake physiques around her, claiming she might not be as fast. Next spotted chasing Ian to the top of Halvasso, her claims of being “relatively new to this” are […] Read More