Nice to see Bonnie at the start. She was out on her first ride with me as ride's leader. Soon underway, we sailed through Alternun, then climbed up onto Bodmin Moor. Just before the hamlet of Bowithick Bonnie, Graham & Trevor went sailing through the ford in the River Penpont. Soon after we all raced across Davidstow Moor (Or rather I did) to turn left & go through a heavily wooded area, then passing Crowdy Reservoir on our left (Looking rather nice with the sun glinting on it). Now we all enjoyed quiet lanes pleasantly undulating all the way to Churchtown for a refreshment stop outside the Village shop & pub called the Old Inn.
Underway again, we all now enjoyed a nice downhill section, all the way to Tresarrett. Soon after which, we all turned left & began the long climb up to pass through Whitecross, & then over the relatively new bridge across the A30. Soon after, dropping down now to go through the picturesque village of Millpool. Then on up to the crossroads (With its granite-based signpost) & then turned left to go through Mount & on to St Neot to take refreshments at the London Inn, (Seated outside in full sunshine enjoying the lovely Rhododendron shrubs in the church grounds).
We were on our way again, we had a lovely undulating route all the way to Minions & stopped here to see the damage done to the pub (Which burnt out in a fire last December). Now we passed along familiar lanes to North Hill village, then on to do some much-needed rough stuff just before the finish at Plusha (Here Bonny showed the boys how to go right across the ford in the River Lynher, not once but 3-4 times). 41.2 miles on the clock & I knew I had done it.