Tuesday 18th April, 2017
From our home in Portreath you can head straight onto the Mineral Tramway route. This mining heritage route is accessible for the whole family and you can go as far as you like. The main route from here is the Coast to Coast, 11 miles from Portreath on the north coast to Devoran on the South coast. It’s a full day out which will need some stamina and a picnic!
In North Cornwall you’ll find the well-known Camel Trail. This route runs stretches from near Bodmin via Wadebridge to the fishing town of Padstow. The route is pretty flat and offers plenty of opportunity to take in great views of the estuary and stop somewhere for food and re-fuelling. It is a total of 18 miles, so this is a serious day out. You can always elect to start at different points of the trail. Wadebridge to Padstow is just 5.5 miles and should be fun for the whole family.
The Track at Portreath
Just down the road from Gwel an Mor you’ll find The Track. This is a spot for cyclists who need a little bit more of a thrill. The site offers BMX and trials jumps for those not faint of heart. There is also jumps and a half pipe as well as a mini ‘pump track’ for little ones and those on balance bikes to enjoy.
National Trust Lanhydrock
Here you’ll find 6 differently graded routes, from beginner/family friendly all the way up to highly technical routes. It’s a beautiful place to enjoy a little off road cycling in the woods around the National Trust property. With a great café onsite you’ll be able to refuel after some serious two wheeled adventure.
Eden Project Class Sportive (7th May 2017)
For those a little more competitive and with a passion for road bikes and racing then perhaps the Eden Project Cycle Sportive is the event for you. Three different lengths of race around the Eden Project and surrounding area provide a challenge for every level. Routes are 35, 62 and 100 miles in length and all take in the biomes. Entry costs are £24, £28 and £32 for the different distances and all include free entry to the world famous attraction for your family.
Down to the woods
There are plenty of options for cycling in pretty woods on quaint trails. Down the road from us is Tehidy woods that offers plenty of routes to explore, all pretty short and in idyllic surroundings. If you fancy going a little further afield then try Cardinham Woods near Bodmin, with plenty of routes for those who like a little relaxing ride to those who want some adrenalin fuelled fun. There is an excellent café there too.
Tour De Cornwall (for Cornwall Air Ambulance)
Our 2017 chosen charity is Cornwall Air Ambulance; they run a great event for lovers of two-wheeled adventure. The Tour de Cornwall is a three day event covering 200-miles and taking in the whole of Cornwall with a focus on raising money for this fabulous charity. The event is from 15th – 17th September 2017 with limited entries available – so check it out sooner rather than later if you want to participate.
Since the success of Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and the Team GB cycling squad cycling has become a hugely popular pastime here in the UK. Both young and old(ish) alike are getting on two-wheels and enjoying the countryside whilst getting a little workout too. Here in Cornwall there are lots of options for places to ride your bicycle, so if you don’t have bikes with you hire some from us and head out on the trails. Below you’ll find some different options for cyclists of all ages and abilities…..