Hayden Wallis .. Martin Wallis
Penventon Farm, Helston TR13 ORA
Tel/Fax 01326 572714 email: martin@newpotatoes.net
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Cornish 100k Sunday 13 April 2003 combined with the 50k
I was disappointed for Danny the weather broke for his Cornish 100k. We have had some wonderful weather in Cornwall recently but on this ride we had wind, rain and the Cornish mist! The ride was well organized with hot drinks served before the start and as the ride was in a "figure 8" we returned to Barripper where food and drinks were served for lunch. The first part of the ride took us down to St Erth, across to Marazion where we had beautiful views of Mounts Bay. The route continued up through the back roads to Bal West and across to Rinsey where we cycled down into with some breathtaking views of Porthleven Harbour but again this was rather spoilt by the mist.. Returning to Barripper was quiet pleasant, we only had a little mist and the weather appeared to be easing. After lunch we were taken up to Beacon onto Stithians and down to Boswin just outside Penryn. The roads were very quiet and cycling would have been very pleasant had if not been for the heavy rain and headwind. We were taken across the A390 and then off again down to Gweek where I met the "lads" from the Falmouth Wheelers. We were all wet, cold and having trouble reading our wet instructions but somehow we were all in good spirits! After a quick stop I set off again out of Gweek, crossing the main road onto Trenear, Farmers Commons and cross country dropping down into Barripper. A well thought out route and well organized by Danny Mckernan and the Falmouth Wheelers. Congratulations to them all.
Ready steady go!
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Arriving at Porthleven
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