30 Crossings of River Tamar

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Re: 30 Crossings of River Tamar

Postby Mick F » 25 Oct 2020, 9:52am

What about this track on King George V playing fields at Gunnislake?
Crudely drawn on BikeHikeUK. :lol:
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Re: 30 Crossings of River Tamar

Postby Cyril Haearn » 25 Oct 2020, 10:05am

How much ascent and descent? Who is hare, and who tortoise?
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Re: 30 Crossings of River Tamar

Postby simonineaston » 26 Oct 2020, 12:54am

Not bad for a first try! :wink:
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Re: 30 Crossings of River Tamar

Postby sjs » 26 Oct 2020, 8:34am

simonineaston wrote:Not bad for a first try! :wink:


Went for a family walk on Saturday. A bit rabbit-like, purely by accident.


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Re: 30 Crossings of River Tamar

Postby Jdsk » 26 Oct 2020, 8:35am

Do you know the rabbit's handicap?

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Re: 30 Crossings of River Tamar

Postby RJS » 26 Oct 2020, 10:36pm

Mick, what about the two ferries? I've used both ofthese with a bike, (actualy a tandem).
Cheers, Rob.

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Re: 30 Crossings of River Tamar

Postby francovendee » 27 Oct 2020, 7:25am

Mick F wrote:Badge?
No, not at all. :D

Here's a photo of the first crossing (by road/path/track or otherwise) looking north.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.91385 ... 312!8i6656

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Looking at your photo it struck me when does a rill,stream,etc becomes a river?

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Re: 30 Crossings of River Tamar

Postby Mick F » 27 Oct 2020, 8:13am

RJS wrote:Mick, what about the two ferries? I've used both ofthese with a bike, (actualy a tandem).
Cheers, Rob.
Torpoint Ferry and Cremyll Ferry.
Yes, I suppose if I can list the Bude aqueduct and the two rail bridges, I should list the two ferries too.
That's 32 then!

You got a tandem on the Cremyll Ferry?
Hard enough with the Moulton as it weighs a ton and isn't easy to carry due to the frame shape. Mercian is simple! :D

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Re: 30 Crossings of River Tamar

Postby CliveyT » 27 Oct 2020, 10:02am

Mick F wrote:
RJS wrote:Mick, what about the two ferries? I've used both ofthese with a bike, (actualy a tandem).
Cheers, Rob.
Torpoint Ferry and Cremyll Ferry.
Yes, I suppose if I can list the Bude aqueduct and the two rail bridges, I should list the two ferries too.
That's 32 then!
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In that case do they still run the ferry to Cawsand/Kingsand? That starts in Plymouth and finishes in Cornwall so must cross the Tamar surely

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Re: 30 Crossings of River Tamar

Postby Mick F » 27 Oct 2020, 10:49am

That's not a "ferry" as such, but a "boat trip", but I suppose it counts as it's a regular trip in the summer months and they call it a ferry.
They list a charge for bikes, so it must be possible to take one.
https://www.plymouthboattrips.co.uk/fer ... rry/#tab28
Not cheap at £5 per person plus £2.50 for the bike.
Up to 33 crossings now!

There's many a boat trip up and down the river from Plymouth to Calstock (Cornwall) but they are more like Booze Cruises. :lol:
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Re: 30 Crossings of River Tamar

Postby RJS » 27 Oct 2020, 4:17pm

Yep, used to ride with the tandem club, over on the Torpoint ferry, and back on the Cremyll, plenty of people to manhandle the tandems, they used to lay across the bows, I seem to remember, wasn't a cheap crossing though, and the skipper was not too keen if he was busy :shock:
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Re: 30 Crossings of River Tamar

Postby Mick F » 4 Nov 2020, 6:52pm

Plan tomorrow.

Crossings 15 down to 21.
Driving to Newport, Launceston, then cycling all the way to Brigerule then zig-zagging my way back.
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Re: 30 Crossings of River Tamar

Postby Mick F » 5 Nov 2020, 7:31pm

Done it.
38miles in very cold weather, but sunny and dry. Some of the lanes were running with water, but generally the weather was lovely.
Interesting how the river becomes bigger and wider the further you go downstream.

Two photos of interest today at either end of Boyton Bridge. Crossing No 18. Just before climbing Braggs Hill into the village.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/search/bo ... 684019,17z

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Re: 30 Crossings of River Tamar

Postby philvantwo » 5 Nov 2020, 10:04pm

Well done Mick F, what happened at Boyton bridge in 2005 though?

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Re: 30 Crossings of River Tamar

Postby Mick F » 6 Nov 2020, 8:57am

Dunno.
I last crossed it in Dec 2006 and that was the first time I'd been there, so whatever happened in 2005 I ain't got a clue.

I remember that visit to the bridge in 2006 fairly well. I was riding to it, and then back, so crossed, turned round and back up to the village.
On my way back up, the hail and rain started, so I sheltered behind a wooden building whilst it abated.

There yesterday, and up through the village, the place is very different now. New housing mainly, and no sign of the wooden building.

PS:
Found this, so it explains all! :D
https://launcestonthen.co.uk/index.php/ ... on-bridge/
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