With Dave taking over we set off heading for Callington, at Carkeel, Graham suggested that Dave & myself go ahead and Mike and himself would carry on at there own pace and meet us at the Co-op cafe in Callington.This we welcomed as we where getting colder waiting for them to catch up, so we set off at a brisker pace to warm us up. So it was up to Hatt then on the back lanes to Callington and into the Co-op supermarket cafe for nice warm coffee and cake. Graham & Mike joined us about half hour later.
Having warmed up in the cafe it was time to brave the cold again, Mike said he was heading back so he could do some more polishing and filing on his bike, Graham decided to stay with myself and Dave.Going outside it seemed to have warmed up a degree, so it was out of Callington to turn left on the South Hill Road heading towards Works Maders. We then passed through a variety of Hamlets & Villages, South Hill, Rilla Mill to name a few, and on to Upton Cross turning left to join the B3254 then up to Trevallicks Farm shop nestled below Caradon Hill & Wheal Tor for our second coffee break. It had been surprisingly warmer on the way here, even warmer in the deep sided lanes out of the wind, and it was still a bright blue sunny day.
We set off back through Pensilva but now heading in to a bitter cold wind with eye`s watering and runny noses realizing the wind had been behind us on the way out.Of course being on the edge of Bodmin Moor did`nt help. Still it was bravely on towards Blunts, Pillaton Bridge and then Hatt, I`m sure the wind was warmer as we headed for Saltash. We said our goodbyes to Dave at Waitrose and Graham on I continued back to the Bridge.
A good day, worth the effort, and Dave took us on a good route with sunny skies all day, but could have been better 10 degrees warmer, around 34 miles on the clock.