HOWLERS VISIT CORNWALL FOR A BRANCH HOLIDAY
On 19th May 14 members of HOWL and 2 members of Durham & North East Branch congregated in West Pentire, near Newquay, to spend a week riding and indulging in beach life, pasties and cream teas.
Most of us stayed in the Manor House in West Pentire (sleeps 13) with Tony & Zoe and Colin and Valerie staying nearby. I must say that the venue was great (although some of the rooms had very low ceilings so taller HOWLers had a few bumps) It is next to a couple of pubs but at the end of the road onto the headland so quite quiet. The beach was but a few steps away.
The week consisted of riding the Cornish roads to visit Bedruthan Steps, Lands End, Padstow, Geevor Mine, the Cheesewring and a couple of cyder farms to name but a few. Many routes had been planned and sat nav files compiled. We didn’t get through all these routes but we had a good go. Rides were extremely well led and safe and it was good to experience different leaders. Food was mainly cooked by members of the group which made for a lively time in the kitchen. Evenings were spent just chatting or having the odd quiz etc. So all in alla very enjoyable week – even more so as we celebrated Jon Stone’s 70th birthday with a brilliant BBQ.
Over 800 miles were covered and we are also now experts on Cornish carparks – never ever enter the Cape Cornwall car park it’s lethal – loose stones on a steep hill – very much a tense entry & exit.
If anyone wants the venue details or routes let us know,