Sunday’s mass turnout

Sorry, Zoe, I know I said this mornings ride would be no more than about 45 miles, and Kath said we would be going down the small country lanes, no main roads, but I forgot that Ian is riding his bike with gears again. There were about 300 when I arrived at HQ with more turning up by the minute. Our Chair lept into action to get everyone sorted into, was it seven groups? Some said they were going to […] Read More

July meeting Report

The meeting last night was back in the newly refurbished Wood Lane Social Club, but with fewer members than usual because of the very wet and windy evening.  Apologies were received from Phil S, Simon, Paul and Hilary, and Robin.   Fred chaired the meeting. Past Events – The Coast and Clay Sportive was on July 18th, in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care.  14 members took part in four different distances.  It was an extremely hot day but the event was […] Read More

Follow my leader (or not…)

OGIL ride 28th July 2021 Nobody felt particularly optimistic about the weather on this cool, damp and distinctly blustery morning, and we weren’t to be disappointed. Sunny intervals with showers was the forecast, and to be fair we did have some short bursts of sunshine. However, the showers seemed at times to have integrated both vertically and horizontally to give us extended periods of fairly heavy rain. It was a rain jacket on, then off, then on again sort of […] Read More

Another Lovely Wed Evening Ride

Another lovely Wednesday evening ride. Just myself, Sylvia and holidaying Colin (who had already been out with the ogils to Perranuthnoe earlier in the day) at Hq. After discussions a change of destination was made and we headed for The Quay Inn at Devoran. So, usual route, union corner, down Hill Head, Commercial Road, Truro hill, back roads of Mylor, across to Perranwell and on down to Devoran. Tide flooding in, sun out, perfect. Refreshments consumed and it was back […] Read More

Chocolates and Allsorts, and not even my Birthday

An assorted mix of wheelers assembled at HQ on a warm but overcast day; we sort of sorted ourselves out into three or maybe four groups. Five of us headed for the Lizard, Trevor and his group were heading for the Chocolate factory at Mullion and Robin’s group were heading in the Lizard direction possibly the apple cafe. We had a leisurely ride to Bulla cross then it got silly as it always does across Goonhilly downs. We skirted Cadgewith […] Read More

Wednesday evening rides are cool!

I’m sorry to hear about the desperately poor service at the Hub on this week’s Ogil ride which, given the heat of the day, probably stretched the patience of even the most well mannered wheeler! There is an alternative however, the Wednesday Evening ride 😀🚴🏼‍♂️🍻! A few weeks back we took a magical ride to Halzephron – and this has to be up there with my ten best rides of all time! It’s difficult putting my finger on why – […] Read More

So tired, tired of waiting ….

OGIL ride 21st July 2021 The service at the Hub in Portreath plumbed new depths this Wednesday. There was nothing Kinky about the fact that many of us became tired of waiting for our grub.   Phil1 waited 50 minutes for a slice of cake to be delivered (apparently the staff had trouble opening the ‘fridge), and when Jan’s banana and peanut butter smoothie bowl (yes, it’s a thing) eventually turned up after repeated promptings, it turned out to be […] Read More

Coast to Clay 2021

It was a hot summers day which promised to become even hotter. Fourteen Falmouth Wheelers met at Prideaux Place, Padstow for the start of the Cornwall Hospice Charity Sportive. Robin was the first to set off as he was doing the 104 mile course,  supported by three of the Mylor boys. Next was the 71 mile brigade, Phil1 , Jan, Damien, Colin, Paul, Dean the elder and yours truly. Dean the younger was also to set off but had a […] Read More

Too hot for the beach!

I thought I knew most destinations in the vicinity of Helston, but I had not heard of the Crate. I was told it was located on Muddy Lane which Helston folk know as Rowes Lane. The group setting off from HQ was Adrian, Kiwi Dave, Mike, John, Sarah, Ian, Ben, Danny and myself (TD). Red Leader was taking his group to St Mawes and Amanda had already done her ride, setting off early to avoid the heat, and was on […] Read More