Mick F wrote:The coast road is wonderful.nick12 wrote:Im also planing to do the north coast of cornwall starting this weekend. LE ,st just,st ives, newquay to padstow. I guess there are plenty of hills along that route and it will be scenic. I notice that cycle travel takes a more inland route between these locations which I presume to be a much easier route and an alternative if the going gets tough. Im planning on doing bodmin moor dartmoor and exmoor too.
Sorry for the thread hijack but im interested to hear what mick says knowing thats his patch.
Done it all, but it's hard work indeed especially if you don't have a favourable wind.
The highlight of the coast is from LE round to St Ives. Hilly and very dramatic. I'll be doing it again later this summer.
Padstow going north entails a ferry (or you go round). Last time I took the ferry, the tide was way out and that meant I had to walk up the sandy beach to Rock on the north side. Not good for a bike, and not good your precious cycling shoes ........ so I took mine off!
Good luck, and enjoy!
We have put the Newquay road to padstow into our route, we regularly go to Rock and Padstow, so will look forward to going over the foot ferry for a pint at the Rock inn before finishing our first day in Delabole.