Well what can we say. Another brilliant year and the weather?… Couldn’t have been better. Warm, sunny and dry. This year our main sponsors were Kelly’s Ice Cream of Bodmin.
We were also supported by Barnecutts Bakery and Barnet Fayre who both provided cakes and goodies for quiz prizes. Thanks to all concerned. A huge thank you must go to Celia and her team for all their hard work, but a special thank you to all the entrants, without whom, it would be a pointless exercise. People came from Holland, Belgium, France and Wales as well as all counties North, South, East and West.
East Cornwall Run Roger’s run took us through the Par to Fowey tunnel. This tunnel used to be used by the trains for transporting the clay between the quarry and the docks at Fowey. It is now used by lorries and is closed to the public. We were granted special permission for the event.
From here we caught a ferry across the river to Boddinick
Then went on to Lerryn for coffee, Seaton for lunch and the stannery of Lostwithiel for a tea stop.
South Cornwall Run. Sid’s run, as it states, took us to the South of the County. Along the way we negotiated two fords and rode around Manaccan, Porthallow and Coverack, stopping nr Gweek for coffee and The Lizard for lunch.
The afternoon stop was the Cornwall Gold Centre and then rode along the North Coast between Portreath, Porthtowan and Perranporth before returning to camp.
North Cornwall Run. Len’s run had us riding up the A39 to Wadebridge where we turned off and headed for the coastal village of Polzeath and a coffee stop at a camp site there.
The views coming into Polzeath were quite something to see. From there we made our way along to coast to Port Isaac (Doc Martin country) and onto Tintagel, famous for King Arthur.
After lunch we found ourselves on Bodmin Moor weaving our way between the sheep, cattle and ponies, through one ford and over a river before stopping for tea break in the famous fishing port of Padstow.
West Cornwall Run. Clive’s run took us right down West! There was a coffee stop at Hell’s Mouth Café and then onto Hayle and St Ives, ending up at Land’s End for lunch.
On the way back we rode through Mousehole, Newlyn, Marazion, where we could see St Michael’s Mount, onto Penzance and Stithians Reservoir for our tea stop.
The Roseland Run. Pete’s run, as it says, took us around the lovely Roseland Peninsula. We stopped for coffee at Griggs Garden Centre. Some of us even encountered some cattle herding on the way to the lovely fishing port of St Mawes, where we parked for lunch on the quay side. The afternoon has us riding on another ferry crossing the River Fal to enjoy a tea stop at Chasewater Garden Centre.
We are awaiting photos for The roseland Run