Today’s ride started with a long, upward climb from last night’s B&B before heading West to Truro. From here the route took us through endless pathways passing by quaint rows of terraced cottages which Cornwall has so many of. Then heading North to Newquay where the route took in such delights as the Elizabethan Manor House of Trerice (National Trust), a ford soon after and the Newquay Community Orchard (every town should have one!). Going back slightly inland and North to Padstow which was a relief as it meant we had then completed most of the day’s climbs! At Padstow we joined the very scenic waterside Camel Trail amongst lots and lots of other cyclists, mostly on hired bikes. We left the trail at Wadebridge to ride (you have guessed it!) UPHILL to our B&B.

Distance cycled today: 44 miles. Total hill climbs: 2826 ft. Min/max speed: 2.7mph/31.1 mph

Magnificent Trerice House
We were pleased the ford was not any deeper!
A very Cornish milestone!
The (flat!) Camel Trail at Padstow