A long-distance road cycle (just short of 1000km) in summer 2010. Via the Cornish Riviera, the Exmoor Coast and the Dorset Coast. This was more successful than my Thurso to London cycle, in that we completed all the legs in order, and without needing an extra day. Here’s my writeup – although I didn’t say very much this time.

Route

DayDateStartDistanceClimbFinish 
PrologueThu 22 JulyPenzance12km50mPenzanceDetails…
Day 1Fri 23 JulyPenzance98km (+35km**)980m (+250m)CoverackDetails…
Day 2Sat 24 JulyCoverack75km1040mGolantDetails…
Day 3Sun 25 JulyGolant79km880mBoscastleDetails…
Day 4Mon 26 JulyBoscastle93km1060mWestward Ho!Details…
Day 5Tue 27 JulyWestward Ho!70km1080mLyntonDetails…
Day 6Wed 28 JulyLynton103km1470mChardDetails…
Day 7Thu 29 JulyChard79km970mPortlandDetails…
Day 8Fri 30 JulyPortland111km860mYarmouthDetails…
Day 9Sat 31 JulyYarmouth106km*1030mLissDetails…
Day 10Sun 1 AugLiss110km670mLondonDetails…

* Various options possible, depending on route taken around the Isle of Wight.
** To & from Lizard Point.

Who’s Coming?

Ollie, P-10
Paul, P-10
Anna, 2-3
Chris, 9-10

What’s the Scenery Like?

A Flickr photo for each day:

What’s Done?

  • Outline route planned
  • Train tickets to Penzance (with cycle spaces) booked
  • Booked YHA/B&B accommodation
  • Hill training

What’s to Do?

  • Detailed route planning
  • Pre-trip cycle service

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