A lot has happened over the last month or so what with cycling from Vancouver to Seattle for the Conquer Cancer charity – we personally raised over £ 4.5 k so proud of that, huge thanks to all donators. I will not bore you with too many details but what should have been a very pleasant experience travelling through Washington with the Redwoods and spectacular countryside turned out to be a real challenge in absolutely atrocious weather. The course would have been a challenge for many of the riders who are recovering cancer patients (two-and-a-half thousand riders raised $9.5 million) but for many that weather was just too much and they had to be picked up.
My ride partner and fellow Vancouver Gastown Team member, Lana Allen, made it to the finish – it certainly will be an experience that I will not forget in a hurry.
And so back to my beloved Camel Trail I cut a path through a welcoming party of baby rabbits and just meandered down a very dry Trail to Padstow as the sun came up – seems like a very long time since I meandered anywhere just recently.
Padstow Harbourside was a buzz of activity as the tide flooded in with many of the numerous visiting boats preparing to set sail.
There is a rumour that we are to expect temperatures of 31 degrees plus by the end of the week, bring it on I say but in the meantime I have returned to an extremely busy hire shop ( most of the Private Schools have broken up ) so can I appeal to customers to book well ahead to avoid disappointment. It always bothers me when customers travel long distances and assume (as in off-season) we will have bikes available, like I try and politely say we do have 400 plus bikes for a reason.
Having just finished my flask of coffee and witnessing the smell and aromas of the Chough Bakery and the anticipation of a breakfast at Bens Crib Box I have to say it is very good to be back, “For this is my Eden and I’m not alone, for this is my Cornwall and this is my home”. (Harry Glasson’s words)