Lovely Cycle ride October 2nd

A lovely afternoon ride from home to Port Isaac and back

It was raining heavily before I got up to do the animals but it soon dried up and the sun came out. I cycled to church (Immanuel Church Bodmin) and afterwards met up with Clive along the Camel Trail. He had planned a great ride. We took the Trail to Wenford Bridge, past the Snails Pace CafĂ© and then climbed up to St Tudy. We found a warm sunny spot on a bench in the churchyard to sit and eat our packed lunch and then continued on to reach the North Coast a mile or two east of Port Isaac. The sea was a stunning deep blue. We could see across to Tintagel. We cycled along to Port Gaverne then up the steep hill into Port Isaac. The film crews are gone now for the last time, and Doc Martin's house is up for sale. It was still very busy with tourists though. 

We had a very steep climb out of Port Isaac but the e-bikes are great for coping with the Cornish hills. Next stop on the way home was The Maltsters Arms at Chapel Amble. This lovely pub in a small picturesque village had been shut for 6 months but has just opened under new management. We had a chat with the new chef who is very enthusiastic. He was knowledgeable about my gluten free needs and is already catering for that. They had just finished their first Sunday Roast which had been a sell out. We didn't eat there today (made mental note to go back as soon as possible) but enjoyed a lovely glass of cider in the sunshine - it was still beautifully warm at 5 o'clock. 

Then it was home via Wadebridge and the Camel Trail to Bodmin, we got back around 7 pm, in time to put the animals to bed before dark. The ride clocked up about 42 miles in all. A good day!