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Update 14th November 2018

Report of Bike Ride Wednesday 14th November  2018

Seven Riders took part in a ride of 20 miles starting at Innis Downs, cycling on the old A30 to Victoria, and on to the Goss Moor Trail. Stopping for lunch at Castle Holiday Park (who once again gave us permission to use the picnic tables)

After lunch cycling on some really nice country roads to Belowda, Demelza, Tremorebridge, High Cross. and back to Innis Downs.


Update 17th October 2018

Lostwithiel U3A Bike Ride Wednesday 17th October 2018


A ride of 20 miles  - Seven riders including New U3A member Patricia Shuttlewood started from The Earl of Chatham, Lostwithiel. We cycle to Downend, Higher Courlands, passed Trewithen Dairy and on to Cardinham stopping for lunch in the Woods area.

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Returning back to Lostwithiel via Respryn Bridge which was closed for repair so we had to push and man handle our bikes up the wooden steps  to by pass the works. The weather was perfect and so was the ride.


Update 21st September 2018

Report of Bike Ride on Wednesday 19th September 2018

Once again we had permission from Boconnoc Estate to cycle through the grounds and on to Lanreath, Lanteglos Highway, Lerryn, Couches Mill and back to Boconnoc.  A very hilly but most enjoyable ride. This was the first time that all 6 riders had ebikes which certainly make the hills a bit easier. But don’t be put off if you have an ordinary bike, you can still join us. Our rides are on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. If you are interested please contact me

Brian Marriott.

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Update 18th May 2018

Old Cranks Bike Ride Wednesday 16th May 2018

For the May ride we decided to cycle the Camel Trail from End to End and back. Unfortunately I was suffering from a poorly knee awaiting an xray next week so I opted to Start at Bodmin to Padstow. Got to Padstow in quick time, my knee bearing up well. On the return about 2 miles out of Padstow my rear tyre split so much so that even the U3A supplied puncture kits were of no use.

Consequently I had to push my bike back to Wadebride which was not a good experience. Nick Warrick accompanied me and then cycled back to Bodmin to his car. Returning to Wadebride to pick me up and take me back to Bodmin to my car. I then had to go back to Wadebride to retrieve my bike. The other riders were so helpful and supporting in true U3A fashion and I must thank them all. I will put this one down as a ride not to be remembered.

I wonder if the U3A could supply a support vehicle? I think that the reply would be “On yer Bike.”


Update 20th April 2018


The Old Cranks have been out on their machines again pedalling the tarmac.

The April ride started at Lanhydrock Village hall, cycling on the trail and over the A30 foot bridge and through the woods. Down to the Dragon Centre and the school path to roads leading to Nanstallon. Then through some lovely countryside to our lunch stop at Roche Services.

After lunch a few more miles around Bokiddick Downs and back to ours cars. A great ride of 20 miles enjoyed by 9 riders.

Update 22nd February 2018

Report from ride of 21
st February -  20 Miles

At last a dry day for our 10 Riders Starting at the Borough Arms Bodmin, cycling on the Camel Trail to Wadebridge then on Roads to St Breock, Burlawn, St Wenn for our lunch stop at the picnic table in the School Playing Field. By kind permission of the Headmistress. After lunch back to the cars via Nanstallon.

It was lovely ride with plenty of challenging hills. The views from St Breock Downs are quite something, you can see for miles.

Lostwithiel U3A,
Aug 19, 2016, 6:51 AM