A Hilly Pathfinder around the valleys of the River Fowey

A bright and sunny day beckoned as I drove to Lanivet to meet five other regular FW pathfinders. How the weather has changed though for the shorts we’ve been wearing since the Spring disappeared and were replaced by several layers to keep out the cold wind.
We cycled just 6.5 miles to meet the others at the start from Luxulyan but, after several steep and long hills, I could see we would be needing our climbing legs!
Soon after we joined those who had driven to Luxulyan Robin and Chris arrived (they had parked at Ladock). Now we made a total of twenty one, plus Electric Pete’s wife Mandy who joined us at the lunch stop. We were pleased to welcome new riders Duncan, Tim and Laura.
Dave Hazel, aka Kiwi Dave, had crafted an interesting and quite challenging ride curving around Lostwithiel in the valleys of the River Fowey. Unfortunately Phil C suffered a puncture not long after we set off and we didn’t see him and the group that stayed to help him until the coffee break.
We passed through ancient woods and narrow lanes to Lanhydrock, down to the beautiful Respryn bridge, briefly joining the A390 and descending to Lerryn for our first stop.  We supped our coffees and teas while Robin repaired Teresa’s puncture.
Climbing back up through Couch’s Mill we found the Duchy of Cornwall Nurseries Cafe where we had lunch. We sat outside in the sunshine overlooking the River Fowey and towards Lostwithiel. After a group photo we retraced our track to Lanhyrock where those who had started at Lanivet took the short route back and the rest continued to Luxulyan.
A lovely ride in a beautiful and unspoilt part of Cornwall, thanks Dave.

Just 32 miles for those who set off from Lanivet and 29 from Luxulyan. 50 from Laddock (Chris)

Phil 3….. Feel Free and cycle!


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One Reply to “A Hilly Pathfinder around the valleys of the River Fowey”

  1. Big thanks from the tandem to Dave for a very enjoyable ride. Route, sunshine and company all perfect. Wind and hills more of a challenge but definitely good training and we felt the benefit 🙂

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