Parish Churches

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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Mick F » 21 Sep 2018, 1:46pm

Another three done this morning.
St Cleer, St Ive, and Quethiock.
33miles with 3,800ft of climbing. That's 115ft per mile. :D
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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Mick F » 24 Sep 2018, 2:12pm

Off in the car to Liskeard tomorrow morning and parking up whilst I ride away and get some more parish churches done.
15miles each way, so that'll save me a 30mile boring ride on the A390.

Off south out of the town to get in order (anticlockwise):
St Keyne
Herodsfoot
Lanreath
Pelynt
Talland
Looe St Martin
Morval
Duloe
Menheniot
and finishing off with Liskeard.

34miles with maybe 3,600ft of ascent.
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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Cunobelin » 24 Sep 2018, 4:18pm

Still not up to a cycle tour, so my October trip to Cornwall will be buy car with the occasional Brompton trip.... and a lot of these churches are on my guide list

I have a week to get round, which sounds easy, but my plan is about 70 miles a day so that I don't overdo the hip

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Re: Parish Churches

Postby brynpoeth » 24 Sep 2018, 4:24pm

Went to a church service on Sunday, but left after five minutes, it was so uninspiring and the preacher who sat near me mumbled while singing

Maybe one should visit churches alone, maybe with the poems of Larkin or Betjeman to recite

Or just take time to really do nothing, let the head empty
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Seen some books with lists of soldiers who died in ww1+2, in the Marble Church at Bodelwyddan there was some info about Canadian soldiers who survived ww1, they were in a camp waiting to go home when an epidemic broke out and many died from fever, -99
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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Mick F » 25 Sep 2018, 3:18pm

Home, and I'm shattered.
One of the toughest rides maybe ever, and I'm not getting any younger!

34.7miles and 4,127ft of ascent. That's 119ft per mile, but most of those ascents were steep as well as long.
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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Mick F » 25 Sep 2018, 3:25pm

Sorry.
I missed out Pelynt from my graph. :oops:
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Ten parish churches done today.
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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Mick F » 28 Sep 2018, 3:56pm

Another six parish churches done today.
Drove to Lostwithiel and parked in the free carpark.
Cycled 25miles and 3232ft of ascent, making close on 120ft per mile. :shock:
Why are churches in Cornwall at the top or the bottom of steep hills?
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Re: Parish Churches

Postby al_yrpal » 28 Sep 2018, 4:09pm

Have done that one myself, pretty hilly ride.

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Re: Parish Churches

Postby RickH » 28 Sep 2018, 5:22pm

Mick F wrote:Why are churches in Cornwall at the top or the bottom of steep hills?

Aren't most places in Cornwall at the top or bottom of steep hills? :twisted:

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Re: Parish Churches

Postby brynpoeth » 28 Sep 2018, 5:25pm

RickH wrote:
Mick F wrote:Why are churches in Cornwall at the top or the bottom of steep hills?

Aren't most places in Cornwall at the top or bottom of steep hills? :twisted:

Cos its very hard to stop halfway down a hill and very hard to start again going up so nearly everything is at the top or bottom including Chez Mick :?
Getting quite scared of Cornwall :wink:
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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Cunobelin » 28 Sep 2018, 9:01pm

I thought the same applied to Sutrans routes.

If it is unclear which way to go, then choose the option that goes up a hill and you won't be far wrong

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Re: Parish Churches

Postby brynpoeth » 28 Sep 2018, 9:15pm

Cunobelin wrote:I thought the same applied to Sutrans routes.

If it is unclear which way to go, then choose the option that goes up a hill and you won't be far wrong

Systrans routes typically take the longest route between two points :wink:
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Re: Parish Churches

Postby carlislemike » 29 Sep 2018, 10:02am

At the risk of possible repetition, have The Commonwealth War Graves: Individual Gravestones been catalogued? They are our first point of call when visiting any church whether rural or urban.

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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Mick F » 5 Oct 2018, 2:42pm

carlislemike wrote:At the risk of possible repetition, have The Commonwealth War Graves: Individual Gravestones been catalogued?
I don't know, but most of the parish churches I've been to have the CWG sign on the gate.

Done eight more Cornish parish churches today.
Lawhitton
Werrington
Boyton
North Tamerton
Whitstone
Week St Mary
Tremaine
North Petherwin

Total of 55 done so far.
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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Mick F » 7 Oct 2018, 2:53pm

Done only three today.
Drove to Dobwalls and parked up on the roadside.
St Neot, Warleggan, and Braddoc.

18.4 miles but with 2507ft of ascent.
That's 136.25ft per mile.
Damned hard work! :shock:

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