After Kath sought guidance from fellow Ogils about riding within the ‘rule of six’ edict from the government, over 50 WhatsApp messages pinged around!
Eventually a decision was made to have two separate groups setting off at the usual times but going to different destinations- the Union Corner riders to Woodman’s Cabin at Idless and The Other Place group to The Cabin at Perranuthnoe.
Adrian was waiting in the gateway when I arrived, quickly followed by Simon, Ian and Amanda. With the destination already determined, we were happy to go with Simon’s route, a different way that would take us to new places and new roads on the roads to Perranuthnoe- Germoe and an 18% hill!
At Porkellis we turned left rode up to Wendron and through Coverack Bridges to Trevarno. We found an 18% hill which tested Ian on his single speed and pedalled on to Carleen, Rinsey, Ashton, Balwest and through Germoe before joining the usual route from Millpool to Goldsithney. Adrian carried on at Goldsithney missing the left turn to Perranuthnoe so we waited for him as he cut back along the main road to join us at Amanda’s Hideaway, now an oriental restaurant.
As you can see from the photo it was dull and overcast and had been for most of the ride. I was surprised to find the Falmouth area had enjoyed sunshine while we’d been away.
We chose to return through Leedstown, named after Lady Mary Godolphin had married the Duke of Leeds and inherited the estate. From there it was on to Praze-an-Beeble and up the slow climb to Nine Maidens where we said our farewells to Simon and then Ian at Crane Garage. Returning home through Treverva, a truck came out of the tractor yard without looking and I braked hard to avoid him, closely escaping a nasty collision- thanks mostly to the efficiency of my hydraulic disc brakes! Amanda recorded and saved the incident on her amazing camera mounted on her handlebars.
A great ride, new roads and excellent company
52 miles 4000 ft ascent