Despite many months and many miles of training, the extremely hilly first three days filled me with trepidation. Thankfully, I was able to persuade a few Cyclopaths to make the most of the bank holiday weekend and take an extra day to enjoy the beautiful Cornish countryside. So, with much rejigging of arrangements, seven of us set off for Land’s End a day earlier than the main group. Due to restrictions on how many bikes we could book on each train, the seven of us couldn’t arrive at the same time but we did meet up along the route!
The rest of the team will depart on Sunday for Land’s End, ready to start cycling first thing Monday morning. This of course, assumes that those who have been separated from their bikes during their transatlantic flights will be reunited with them by then. Contingency plans in place just in case. We will regroup at Weston–Super-Mare on Wednesday evening and cycle the rest of the journey together.
We arrived at Land’s End in beautiful sunshine. and cycled the first 24 miles to Hayle in beautiful sunshine, amidst stunning scenery, local wildlife and a sparkling coastline. Even the hills were quite enjoyable.
We have forgotten our despondency of yesterday and are once again full of enthusiasm, commitment and adventure as we look forward to tackling the remaining 985 miles.
Miles Cycled: 24
Miles to Go: 985
Feet Climbed: 1634
Calories Burned: 609
Calories Consumed: 2,987