Being the original and biggest Bike Hire Shop on probably the premier Trail in the country ie The Camel Trail we are fortunate in attracting many celebrities from Film and TV stars to sporting Heroes. We put a great deal of effort into training youngsters to look after our Customers and they are not allowed under any circumstances to go Autograph or Selfie hunting – these Clients are more often than not with their families and they are on holiday.
I have to say given all that diatribe there have been one or two exceptions – it’s a long time ago so I will recount one – we had a well known Welsh Rugby International hire bikes one day, he was instantly recognised by one of the youngsters who played in the local Camels side. Unbeknown to me he approached him to ask if he could go for a training run after work, like I said I had no knowledge of this approach and laid the youngster off at lunchtime for an early mark – only for Ieuan Evans to turn up at the Depot for said run at 5 pm – missed out there didn’t you Matt?
Moving quickly on to the state of the Trail – the new section now resurfaced in the Grogley Halt region of the Bodmin section is most welcome and that probably gives us 80% sealed surface from Bodmin down to Padstow a great improvement on early years.
With the School holidays the Trail down to Padstow is particularly busy so many more people are venturing upstream where in fairness there are a good many more attractions such as Camel Valley Vineyard and Bodmin Steam Railway to name just two.
Finally an appeal from our Hire Shop to book bikes well ahead please to save any disappointment