2,500 feet of climb but only 16.5 miles

Another Solo Sunday. With all the sunshine last week I’ve been catching up in the garden – and found myself really enjoying it! Even got to wondering whether I should perhaps join a different club? Maybe a gardening club? However, last thing on Saturday evening I ended up routinely sorting out my bike and bits for the Sunday ride just as normal. Old habits die hard! The sun was shining and it enticed me out for an early start – […] Read More

Police in Portreath

It’s Wednesday, so it must be OGIL.  Except that in these strange times we have to go OGILing alone, which isn’t quite the same.  Unlike some people, I am quite comfortable with my own company, but riding with others has a different quality to it than riding solo (and I don’t just mean the ability to draft!). Still, one must, so I set off on an undemanding trip up to Portreath. Unable to shake the habit of a year, off […] Read More

24 hour French Trip

The six of us arrived at Plymouth in wet and miserable evening, it was the same when we came back on Sunday morning. The crossing was a bit rock and roll but we arrived in Roscoff to a grey but dry morning. We took the normal route through St Pol and on to Penze, where the tide was in, normally we just see the mud, like Truro. On into Morlaix where we had our only rain of the day as […] Read More

Le Grande Sa Copotatos

Le Grande Sa Copotatos – but sadly no more social climbing! How our worlds have shrunk! However, providing that the great dictator Boris doesn’t close us down completely, we can still ride our bikes. But it has to be alone! That is unless you live with someone who can keep up with you – or you ride a tandem like Margaret and Martyn. I think that everyone would agree that it is hugely important to limit the pressure we put […] Read More

The Lonely OGIL.

  I had decided to ride on my own today with the hope that a fellow Wheeler just might be riding out at the same time. Unfortunately I must have missed Colin as I also turned up at the usual time and place. As it was a glorious day I hade already decided on Poldhu. Made my way out to Gweek and up to Garras. Not wanting to be too late back I gave Trelowarren a miss and headed up […] Read More

SolOGIL ride to Porthleven


Admittedly, I was slightly late arriving at Union Corner, but nobody was there so I carried on to the other place at speed, arriving more or less at the usual time.  Again, no one.  Oh well, looks like a solo ride today.  The sun is shining, the roads are dry and there is virtually no traffic, so a trip to Porthleven didn’t seem like a bad idea. I followed the usual route through Carnkie, Porkellis and Nancegollan but then took […] Read More

Solo Sunday

Being Mothering Sunday I’d agreed ( well, been told ) to get back by 11 am and help with cooking the roast dinner. We both felt very smug that, contrary to Boris’s advice, we were going to see Gill’s mum! And even more smug that we would whoosh her over to our place in our all electric car. We’re so darn organised these days! I realised it was going to be a different experience today when I approached a gentleman […] Read More

Please, please, please

Take heed of the current advice from Cycling UK, the Government and Health officials regarding cycling and social distancing. Cycling,  exercise and fresh air are really important to our Health and Well being but we must help stop the spread of the coronovirus and social distancing and self isolating seem to be one of the best ways. Please consider everyone. Thanks and stay safe, Kath