2015 - Cornwall North Coast


  1. Kirby James
  2. Sheena Ryan
  3. Roger Spurr
  4. Marilyn Spurr
  5. Richard Eales
  6. Penny Cockram
  7. Alan Harding
  8. Glenis Pewsey
  9. Roy Russell

Route as Ridden

Date Map Distance
17 Jun 2015 map 23.1 454 Towednack, Saint Ives, Carbis Bay
18 Jun 2015 map 56.1 806 Carbis Bay, Saint Agnes, Perranporth, Newquay
19 Jun 2015 map 50.0 1,040 Newquay, Mawgan Porth, Padstow, Rock, Polzeath, Delabole
20 Jun 2015 map 37.6 871 Delabole, Tintagel, Boscastle, Crackington Haven, Widemouth Bay, Bude
21 Jun 2015 map 60.5 1,006 Bude, Holsworthy, Hatherleigh, Okehampton
17-21 Jun 2015 map 227.3 4,177 Complete Route


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Possible 2015 Cornwall Trip

Last September a group of seven cyclists tried out a cycle tour from St Ives to Exeter via Bude and Bideford. We hired a minibus to transport ourselves and our bikes down to St Ives and then rode back over four days. We stayed in small hotels or B&Bs. The ride was in part to assess whether such a trip might be offered more widely to CTC Exeter Members.


The proposal for June 2015 is to follow a similar route as before but to return to Exeter directly from Bude (i.e. miss out Bideford).

Map of complete route on-line


St Ives to Okehampton/Exeter
Date Day Activity Distance
Wed 17 June a.m. 1 Transport from Exeter to St Ives
Wed 17 June p.m. 1 Optional ride around West Penwith 34 680 -
Thu 18 June 2 St Ives to Newquay 58 870 map
Fri 19 June 3a Newquay to Port Issac (via Wadebridge) 56 920 map
Fri 19 June 3b Newquay to Port Issac (via Padstow/Rock Ferry) 40 720 map
Sat 20 June 4 Port Issac to Bude 44 980 map
Sun 21 June 5a Bude to Okehampton (then train home) 59 920 map
Sun 21 June 5b Bude to Exeter 98 1270 map

We plan to stay in B&Bs or small hotels.

We will use a mini-bus and trailer to take us to St Ives early on the Wednesday morning. This will allow us time to drop off our bags and explore St Ives - or take a ride west along the north coast to Zennor and Sennen.

Some people may elect to travel down by train late on Wednesday evening (meeting up in St Ives) or early Thursday morning (meeting up near Hayle, Godrevy or Portreath).

Train Times
St Davids
16:20 19:16
16:46 19:36
19:22 22:11
19:44 22:27
06:55 10:00
08:14 11:06

On the final day participants can either ride all the way back from Bude to Exeter (~100 km) or ride to Okehampton (~60 km) and catch the train back to Exeter.


Note that participants will have to be able to

To simplify arranging accommodation it is suggested that the party be divided up into groups of four (or five) - and each person in the group be responsible for booking one of their four nights.

Each group would share out their total accommodation cost so that every person pays the same (regardless of whether they have a single or double room and regardless of how much they paid for the night that they booked). Thus it will be a good idea if people form a group with others who would like to stay in a similar standard of accommodation (e.g. bunk house vs. luxury hotel).

Alternative Route

The September 2014 Trip

The September route is available on-line.

The four days riding back to Exeter totalled 180 miles i.e. an average of 45 miles per day.

The cost per person (including transport down and accommodation costs, but excluding lunches and evening meals) was about 170.