A Foray Onto Bodmin Moor
Off into Cornwall this weekend for an adventure that will take us high onto Bodmin and down to the sunny Cornish coast. Maybe even time to risk some spring-like clothing choices?
The route will take us through Plymouth to the Tamar Bridge (9.45 at the bridge for those requiring a lie-in), through Saltash, up to Hatt and onto Callington via the back road. From Callington out towards Kelly Bray but diving westwards through Golberdon and up (and I mean UP) to Pensilva. Well earned cafe stop after some height gain from Plymouth to Bodmin Moor will be around the back of Caradon Beacon in Minions.
Unlike almost every cafe stop the extra weight of cake can now be used to enhance gravity as we embark on a long descent that takes us down to Liskeard and down the side of the East Looe river towards Looe. Before hitting the honey pots of Looe we’ll turn east and head over the hill to Hessenford and back to familiar territory. Down the valley to Seaton and along the coast road through Downderry, Crafthole and onto Torpoint (We’ll stop to ask if anyone wants to extend the ride through Cawsand, St John and Millbrook and to give everyone the opportunity to say how the paint is drying, zone two ride, kids are locked up and need to be let out, sofa needs some attention etc), the ferry and home.
The route as described is about 65 miles and about 5,000ft of climbing. I say “about”, it’s a new route for many of us so if we get lost it may be more…but that’s what adventure is about isn’t it…..
- We welcome all newcomers.
- Our bikes are in a safe to ride condition.
- We wear helmets on all road and MTB rides.
- For safety reasons any type of music ear phones will not be worn, this ensures you can hear messages about cars/obstructions/directions as passed down the line.
- We ride with front and rear lights in poor visibility and within normal lighting up hrs.
- We remain aware that we are riding under the YOGi Cycling Banner and do not behave in a manner that can harm the clubs reputation. This means following all traffic rules, riding in single file when cars are behind, and refusing to get involved in any kind of abuse with other road users, no matter what the provocation
- Caring passionately about the trails we ride
- Everyone shares our ethos and ensures YOGi Cycling is seen as an exemplary cycling club
- Everyone brings spare inner tubes and basic tools
- We do not leave anyone stranded so shout loudly if you have a mechanical/puncture we will stop and assist