Eight go to Portreath.

As you know, I do not normally write Sunday ride reports, but when Phil1 asked the young waitress if she had a Redbush, I just couldn’t miss the opportunity. There was just me at HQ at ten to nine and I was beginning to think that there might be another ride going on somewhere, or there had been an all night party that I hadn’t been told about. Finally Colin, and Phils 1&3 turned up and a new prospective member, […] Read More

Morecombe to Bridlington Coast 2 Coast Way of the Roses

A friend said ‘I’m cycling from Morecombe to Bridlington with a guy I’ve just met in Canada, do you fancy coming along too? What could I say! ‘I’m in’ I said. The Sustrans Morecombe to Bridlington was only created in 2010 so is relatively new and known as the Way of the Roses as it crosses from Lancashire to Yorkshire. We did as the book suggested and spent the first night in Morecombe and watched the sunset from the Midland […] Read More

KR Phone Home

You might think that having not ridden my bike for a couple of weeks, I would be full of good ideas for the OGIL ride report. However, I have to admit that I have no more new ideas than the motley lot who adorned your TV screens on Tuesday evening. Perhaps, unlike the aforementioned, I will have to stick to the facts. There were more “I’m out” messages on the WhatsApp group than in an episode of Dragons Den, so […] Read More

June Pathfinder – Shell Woods

I had been enjoying the delights of Falmouth’s Sea Shanty festival on Friday evening and all day Saturday.  I had heard enough South Australias for another year and drunk some delicious Beer, so Sunday was definitely the day for the Pathfinder ride. The weather wasn’t promising so I along with Liz, Don Morris, Margaret and Martyn decided to drive to the start of the ride and while we sheltered in our cars from the heavy shower the other 11 arrived […] Read More

If you haven’t had your Phil of OGIL ride reports this week, here’s another

Oh, I like to go a wandering! The reasons for not riding today started to arrive the previous evening on WhatsApp.  One couldn’t find her legs due to over indulgence the night before, well it was her birthday! Meeting at Union Corner were Nigel, Adrian, Frankie, Ian and I.  Due to general chit chat about those who weren’t coming we left 5 minuets late. Sorry Dean. At Halvasso turn waiting were Phil , Mike, Keith and Andrew. The weather was […] Read More

Ian’s Mystery Tour (Version one).

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 […] Read More

Coast to Coast ride report – Liz, Paula & Jo…June 19

Just back from completing the Devon Coast to Coast ride …a 100 mile trip across Devon, starting from the craggy cliffs of Ilfracombe on the north coast to Plymouth on the south coast – the route uses a mixture of dedicated cycle paths such as the Tarka and Drake’s Trails, quiet minor roads, and some bridleways and a couple of short rocky off-road sections! Day 1- 41 miles We set off early Friday morning despite the atrocious weather forecast with […] Read More

The Sunny South

With the last two rides ending up rather damp when we headed towards the centre and north of the county we decided (after a brief discussion) to head south towards the Lizard. The coffee at the Regent Café was Amanda’s key objective so we only had to decide how to get there. This was left to Ian ‘The Map’ Murrells so we were always destined to find the odd hill or two, if only to keep Phil happy. We headed […] Read More

We’ll Meet Again

It was a sunny morning when six veterans, accompanied by two youngsters, slipped out of Falmouth, to rendezvous with other veterans at Halvasso turn; to establish what was probably the largest gathering of OGIL on any Wednesday morning for the last seventy-five years. I had with me my faithful Enigma machine. The exact number was, if not a secret, unconfirmed, but may have been as many as seventeen. At the rendezvous the destination was announced, Porthleven, picking up one who […] Read More

Ride Report, 2 (Flaming) June

Only 12 wheelers turned up at H.Q. as I assume some of the others were taking part in the Bishops Forum Charity ride. Portreath was the chosen destination as the forecast was a bit indifferent. We set off Budock etc then to Gweek up chapel hill , Coverack Bridges Releath heading for Baripper then it started to rain not being content with mist or mizzle it had to rain proper so we continued through Camborne to Tuckingmill where I had […] Read More