Category Archives: UK

Padstow to Pontsticill Forest

 

WALES – CAM UN
  • Padstow 5th June 2014
As with any departure from Padstow, I’ve a pleasant cycle along the Camel Trail towards Bodmin Parkway railway station. This time, an appointment with the Penzance to Paddington (London) train.
First, just the small obstacle of a fallen tree … not so small! No going over, no going round, so remove the panniers, drag them and bike under.
Camel Trail on-route to Bodmin Parkway railway station
Fortunately the summer is looking like a good’un and long may it continue!
Severn Beach station
From the Severn Beach end-of-the-line station stop I’ve a pleasantly flat cycle to the Severn Bridge.

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Chygarkye Woods to Padstow

 

Cornwall II – Stage 2
  • Chygarkye Woods 21th May 2014
I leave what has to be a superb wild-camping spot in Chygarky Woods. The day is bright and dry. Dry always been the key word!
Road to Coverack
I don’t have to far to go towards my rest day at the YHA Coverack.
Cottage
Loving the little nested cottages tucked away amongst the Cornish lanes.

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Padstow to Chygarkye Woods

 

Cornwall II – Stage 1
  • Padstow 18th May 2014
This journey is more about finishing something I started two years ago: Cornwall
Always nice to set off in fine weather. At times, I spend too much time analysing the forthcoming weather patterns. I sit around expecting the forecasted rain, only to be standing in the garden with glorious blue skies.
I try to just get on with it now, but generally, fail miserably … far too much procrastination!
Camel Estuary
Padstow rests on the mouth of the Camel estuary and the fishing grounds of the Atlantic. In the medieval period Padstow was commonly called Aldestowe (meaning ‘old place’).
As with many journeys I’ve undertaken from here, it all generally starts with the descent onto the Camel Trail.

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Mr Badger


After two and a half years of uneventful commuting (
The Commute) on my trusty ‘Cannondale Bad Boy’, with no falls/tumbles/spills as yet, that period came to an end on; Tuesday 11th July 2012 at 2215hrs.
Any cycle that is uneventful in regards to calamities is a good cycle. Until Mr Badger materialized!

Mr Badger

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Your Wet!


Wherever I venture out on one of my bicycles when it’s raining, which is generally everywhere, due to not owning a car, or come to that, any wish too. I’m usually greeted with, ‘Your Wet’! I do hope this is not a reflection on my personality, or just how I come across!
I continually struggle to understand why the plugged-in masses have an aversion to rain!
'Rain' attire

Things we do with rain:

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