Sunday, September 02, 2007

Sept 2nd - Flying Start: Land's End to St Blazey

Today's route

We got away in good time after a suitably hearty breakfast. Angela headed back to Winchester and we set off for Penzance. This year we used the one of the more standard End-to-end routes away from Land's End. Although the route is along fairly major roads, traffic was not too bad until the afternoon. Also, in many places there is a strip of tarmac on which to ride or a proper cycle lane.

We had one small drama. A bolt fell out of the saddle mounting on Andrew's bike. We spent a little while searching Truro for a bicycle shop before stumbling across a Halfords store. We got the necessary parts and were able to make repairs on the spot. Our problem was nothing in comparison with that of the other couple staying at our B&B. The clutch in their car had failed. As well as the effect it was having on their holiday in Cornwall, they were supposed to be traveling to Spain in a few days time. Hope they made it.

We found today's ride quite straightforward. There were quite a lot of significant hills, but overall, this was a good preparation for Dartmoor tomorrow.

Today's picture is of St. Michael's Mount, seen from Marazion. Mind you, I'm not convinced about the colour balance that my phone is delivering!

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