Saturday 14 Road Ride – 28th February. Gusty damp trip to the seaside!

Hi all,  having taken the bull by the horn a couple of weeks back with a slightly lumpy trip on to the moors, this week will see us take on the south westerly forecast winds …..head on!  as we ride the cliff top route to Seaton.

Route is one we did towards the end of last year and starts with the normal transit through the city centre before taking the Torpoint ferry, and yes for those who wish a lay in this is perfect and we will not leave there before the 0945 ferry.  Once in Torpoint we’ll follow the main road out and up towards Tregantle where we take a left and head over to Millbrook before passing Kingsand and Cawsand on the way up to Rame Head and the cliff road where……’s into the wind!! ….all the way along to Seaton and the café stop.  Strong hard volunteers all welcome to sit on the front and drag us along this section…might be a few showers as well!!

After the café stop at Seaton we’ll head towards Hessenford and pick up the nice gentle climb out and over to pick up the main Torpoint road.  Plan on Saturday will be to keep a nice tight group all the way back into Torpoint and the ferry…it should be a bit of a tailwind!!  As normal after the ferry it’s back to our start or the bomb burst that often happens at that point.

For interest the route out from Torpoint up to Crafthole is the same as the start of the St Luke’s ‘Moonlit Sportive’ later in the year.

Saturday’s route is here ….it’s 50 miles start to finish with just over 4,000ft of climbing….the wind may make it a little challenging for the outward leg!! 🙂

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9 Responses to Saturday 14 Road Ride – 28th February. Gusty damp trip to the seaside!

  1. Lynda Budd says:

    Gutted to be missing this. On a hen do this weekend but will be out next week.

  2. Chris Glazier says:

    Well, wind wasn’t quite as bad as we thought it might be, stayed dry all the way around, back at HQ for 13:30….so, overall a great ride! 🙂

    Thanks to everyone on todays ride, another pleasure to lead and thoroughly enjoyed it, coast was stunning, pace was excellent, everyone stuck together and helped out, but best of all as always…the usual banter. loads of smiles…just what it’s all about 🙂

    Thanks and see you all next week 🙂

    ps…15 average and a shade under 50 miles door to door 🙂

  3. Carl Rugman says:

    Thanks to Chris for leading the group and to Brian for helping me up the hills

    • Brian Robinson says:

      No worries, pleasure as always, I do love the sound of heavy breathing in the morning :)………wait, that don’t sound right……..I think I’ll shut up now…..

      • Brian Robinson says:

        P.s. Great ride. I especially enjoyed sitting outside with the fire………..good call Chris……should have gone to spec savers eh? 🙂

  4. Neill Hughes says:

    Chris – thanks again for a good ride out yesterday, and to all for making a newcomer feel welcome…

  5. Ray Cooke says:

    This weeks leisure ride being lead once again by Jim and Ray the route is B&Q – along the embankment – Elburton – Yelmpton – Flete – Ermington – Wrangaton Junctin Cafe – Bittaford – Ivybridge – smithaleigh and back to base camp. This ride will be kept at the pase of the slowest rider, so if you want to race this is not the ride for you. The distance is 34.32 miles.

  6. Bill Booth says:

    Alex – have spoken to Mark Booker and have agreed to swap so i will lead B ride on 25th July. My plan is:
    I have an Australian friend ( John ) joining us for the B ride on Saturday. I met John at last years TdF and he is visiting & is keen to join us for a club ride. I am planning to take in the coastal sights so leaving B&Q will head around Hoe to Torpoint Ferry aiming for usual 09.45 crossing. Plan then to go through St John to Millbrook, Anderton to Cremyll. Then back to Kingsand & Cawsand along cliffs to Tregantle and back to Crafthole along coast for cafe stop at Seaton. Plan to decide then whether to do Looe Hill loop to No Man’s Land back to Hessenford and back to ferry or shorter run back up Downderry Hill. Distance circa 50 miles depending on decision taken. Here’s hoping for sun – Bill

    • Michael Taylor says:

      Hi Bill. If your Aussie friend is up for a ride mid week I’m hoping to get out either next Tuesday or Thursday if he wants to accompany me. Would be nice to swap ride stories.

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