Kath is away this week so she’s asked me to do the ‘website meeting’ – which should have been our last one! We were all looking forward to the opening of Wood Lane Social Club next month, and holding our first real live get-together in seven months on October 29th, and a Pathfinder on 18th, but sadly, these are impossible now, with the new Covid rules banning more than six meeting in groups. Cycling UK’s advice, updated on Sept 14th, is that ‘group rides in England should be restricted to a maximum of six participants. Several groups of six are permissible, as long as these groups don’t come into contact with each other’. So – different cafes, and no stopping to chat to other groups along the way!
But plenty has been happening this month, with rides going to Hell’s Mouth, Perranporth, Porthtowan, Idless, Perranuthnoe, Godrevy, and over to the Roseland. We welcomed some new riders; Duncan, Andy and Rory came out with the Wheelers on various days, and Damien has joined the fast group after a few outings with us slower ones. Cycling UK’s email bulletin on Sept.4th included a long piece on Falmouth Wheelers under the heading ‘Peak Performance’, with a photo of Dean in mountaineering gear! Just about everyone gets a mention, with accounts of what they did during lockdown – well worth reading!
Saturday 12th was Cycling UK’s ‘World’s biggest bike ride’ and Kath and some others took part, ending up at the Via Ferrata cafe on the Halvasso road, and giving it the thumbs up, as has everyone who’s been there. Good coffee in real china cups, lovely cakes and a great view over the quarry, where the kids have fun climbing the cliffs and crossing on the slack-wire bridge (while safely harnessed on). 10% of the cafe’s profits go to support BF Adventure, which provides activities and outdoor experience for disadvantaged kids, so that’s an added reason to support the cafe.
Let’s hope for some good cycling weather this month and plenty of great rides! Liz