Yesterday I drove from Darlington with bike and bags etc to Clay Cross, where Chris Ellison lives. We then went via various motorways and A roads to a TravelLodge near Okehampton at 9pm+. I don't know where exactly, it was late when we arrived and I had to sort my stuff for the next day. I changed into cycling gear here to be ready to set off from Penzance. We left at 0815 for Penzance, arriving about 10 am, today, Friday, Sept 7th.
After a wonderful veggie breakfat (with chips!), I set off for Lizard Point, while Chris waited for the rest of the party to arrive by train. The weather has been perfect today; blue skes not too hot, gentle NW breeze and dry. The ride to Marazion was along quiet roads. Then the route to Helston and Lizard took to A roads - quite busy and narrow in places. The climbs are not too steep - 8% to 11% but go on a bit. It is gently rolling country. Views and wild life outstanding, including buzzards and swallows and house martins.
Set off from Penzance soon after 11 am, arrived Lizard at 1310, had a cheese sandwich and pot of tea, sitting out in the sunshine. Left Fat Sids Cafe at 1315ish, took some videos with the GoPro and pics with the iPhone and set off back to Helston. This time carried straight on to Redruth to meet Chris as he arrived at the hotel!
All very pressurised at the Penventon Park Hotel, booking in, shower, charging all the electronics ad batteries. No time for a beer yet and its half past six!
Managed to aquire my first Witness Book entries at the Lizard Village Cafe and this hotel. I can prove I was here!!