We had a rousing send off from Gill and Kevin at Land’s End this morning and they cycled the first mile with us. Fantastic scenery all day but well earned by the hills we had to climb! We had to carry the bike and luggage down some rocks onto the beach for a while to get around a blocked cycle path which was being resurfaced. A few miles further on, up a narrow lane, we were confronted with a HGV reversing. So we pulled into a driveway which was obviously meant to be , because the lady of the house was putting her wheelie bin out at just that moment and generously donated £10 (thank you!). The hills continued all the way to our first B&B (The Kings Head, Chacewater), where the landlord kindly covered the cost of our evening meal.

Distance cycled today: 41 miles. Total hill climbs: 2523ft.

John O’Groats here we come!
Water wheel at Lamorna
St Michael’s Mount from a spot near Mousehole
Refreshment break at 30 miles