The story of the restoration of a 1950s classic bicycle for a Land's End – John O'Groats charity ride in aid of Alzheimer's Society
A terrific day. We covered 64 miles from Truro to Upton, near Bude. Beautiful Cornish countryside, with densely wooded river valleys and lots of short steep climbs and descents – about 1500 metres total gain/loss of elevation.
Part of the ride was on the Camel trail – the track bed of a disused railway by the side of the Camel river.
When we were starving hungry, just as it started to rain, we came across the Snail’s Pace cafe.
The proprieters were really kind and have made a donation to our charity appeal.
We’re in good shape, the bikes are going well, apart from a gear cable coming adrift on Eric’s bike which held us up for a few minutes. Now off to the local Italian to do yet more eating…
… after a beautiful little walk by the sea.