Question: How do you make a ride enjoyable on a dull, damp day?
Answer: Get Ian to lead it and go on loads of wiggly lanes you’ve never been on!
As the various excuses were appearing on the Ogil WhatsApp group, the rest of us arrived at the Other Place. Miss Molly’s was suggested but there were mutterings that it didn’t seem it was that wet…oh how we were wrong and it proved to be a great choice.
With the drizzle gradually soaking our gear, Ian led us up to Crane Garage where Jan joined the group swelling our number to ten.
The question of not getting to Miss Molly’s before eleven o’clock was quickly solved by Ian’s knowledge of just about every variation of the direct route!
We pedalled on through Stithians turning left after the school and first left to take us across Trewithan Moor, right to Trethellan Water before a left took us to to Trethallap. We passed Trevarth, then down the hill and another right brought us into Lanner. Over yet another hill into Carharrack joining the Mince Pie route to Redruth and left to St Uny. We all thought it would be straight on to the Great Flat Load cycle path to Miss Molly’s, but Ian had other ideas so we turned left, past the church to Carnkie, Peace and cycled through Treskillard before eventually reaching our destination.
By now we were cold and wet and our host Joanna, Eastern European trying out her Cornish accent, happily took our orders.
The revamped and redecorated tearooms will be open again this weekend.
On our table we listened to Jan recalling her marathon, iron man, triathlon and ultra marathon destinations….where hasn’t she been! Frankie was making excuses for not bringing his friends and we discussed Martin’s forthcoming pathfinder this weekend (details on the club website).
The ride home was dry at least and fairly uneventful, but included more different turns and roads. A great ride on a dull day, thanks Ian.
40 miles for me