You know it’s cold when the tyres on your bike crackle as they cross the surface. I was however multi layered so on a uniquely calm morning I made my way down in the pitch black to Padstow.
My timing was perfect as Ben opens the Crib Box a little earlier on Saturdays so I arrived just as he opened with the first hint of Dawn across the Horizon.
Having been suitably warmed up with breakfast and entertained by a couple of regulars – no names – they know who they are – Russell Brands got nothing on one of them, I left the Cafe to be greeted by the first rays of sunshine on a cold, crisp calm morning.
The journey back took an age because it was perfect light for photos and also on crossing the Iron Bridge up ahead a Dog Fox was sauntering along the Trail so I tracked him for a while.
I have to say that the Council has done a first-rate job of cutting back – not just a trim but a full Monty short, back and sides – excellent job at just the right time of the year – the storm this week having either washed off or blown off any debris and in fairness not a lot of bikers around.
Given the Storms throughout the week there has been lots of activity in the Hire Shop what with the refurb nearly finished – our sponsorship of a young man who has Cerebral Palsy culminating with BBH presenting him with his racing wheelchair on Friday and also Fleet installing an emergency defibrillator at the shop – so exciting times.
If this weather carries on do wrap up warm and join us on a very picturesque Trail and remember a complimentary hot drink now awaits you on your return.
THE OLD PHOTO is of the Quayside the other side of the Hire Shop.
Safe Cycling we look forward to seeing you over the holiday – I’ve got some mince pies somewhere.