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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