We have many favourite routes that we use starting from different places, mostly around Launceston.
Anna Gough – Favourite Three Routes
18 mile loop from the Rising Sun, Altarnun
A scenic and straightforward ride up to Davidstow Moor followed by a fast stretch to the top of Boscastle. Loop back through Slaughterbridge for a short leg test past Hill Top Café, then head back downhill from the moor.
31 miles – from the Rising Sun, Tintagel and Boscastle
A lovely anti-clockwise loop through Tintagel, past the Bosinney Tea Rooms and into Boscastle. Admire the harbour before a short sharp leg test past the car park, and then a long steady climb back to the A39. Turn right and enjoy the smooth tarmac of the A39 before crossing the moor – then it’s then downhill back to the pub. A great route that could be extended to embrace the hills of Crackingon Haven and Warbstow.
50 miles to Wadebridge, along the Camel Trail, over Bodmin Moor and back to the pub
A favourite ride down the fast road through St Endellion to Wadebridge. Enjoy the flat Camel Trail right to the end (and a stop at the Snails Pace Café at Wenfordbridge) before a climb up to St Breward. Stunning views over Bodmin Moor towards Roughtor and Brown Willy, and then the descent to the pub. This ride has sea views, woodland (on the trail) and moors – perfect.
Helen Hicks – Favourite Route
Lydford and Old A30 is a favourite of mine due to the quiet back lanes, where during the spring there are carpets of bluebells along the lanes.
You then have a few miles traffic free along the Granite way. On the old A30 home there are some great downhills to get your speed up and one or two uphills to challenge those legs.
Fantastic pub for chips at Lydford or a cake and a cuppa at the farm shop at Lifton afterwards.