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Pedal Power by Nick Veasey
  • Writer's pictureAnnette Culshaw

Lejog Day 1: A Perfect Day

Updated: Oct 21, 2018

6th Sept 2018

Yesterday was a joy, cycling through minor country roads and cycleways, passing the picturesque St Michaels Mount on the Marazion Coastal Path. Weather was great and the countryside as seen from a bike was stunning. Lots of ups and downs but the general elevation was mainly downs to Newlyn and then ups to Redruth as you can see from the maps below. Our legs and trusty bikes coped well.

St Michael's Mount from The Marazion Coastal Path

We stopped for a coffee at a little beach cafe that doubled up as a surf school, run by a sterotypical, laid back surf dude (and his dog!)

The surfers cafe Marazion trail.

Mousehole Harbour
Mousehole Harbour

We arrived at our destination - Penventon Park Hotel in Redruth, a luxurious four star hotel and were met with amazing customer care and kindness. When Mandy, the receptionist, realised we were cycling for charity she upgraded us to a garden suite so our bikes could stay with us . The room is luxurious and the hotel terrific. It would be a great place to stay for a holiday. (Note the 'mini bar'... It should be called the 'maxi bar!'.)

Our room at Penventon Park Hotel, Redruth

Elevation: Cape Cornwall to Newlyn


Newlyn to Redruth - elevation

Day’s Mileage: 30.34 Total mileage to date: 46.40

Day’s climbing: 1897ft Total climbing to date 3,393ft

We have been easing ourselves into the challenge over the last couple of days, but tomorrow will be very challenging as there are many sharp, steep hills to contend with as we make our way onwards and upwards towards Bodmin.

The terrain is very different from Kent!!

with love

Annette & Bob


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