- Cornwall Routes
Down in Cornwall for the weekend, staying near Porthtowan. What’s the best option for a day’s biking, the trails at Cardingham or something from Porthtowan itself? Looking at the map there seems to be lots of bridleways and footpaths, but not knowing the area it’s difficult to know which ones are worth it or are rideable. The coastal path looks the best bet north from Porthtowan to Perranporth. Is it rideable?
Daz.Posted 4 years ago
orena45 – Member
Another one Sam?! What did you do this time?!
Was out Sunday riding way down west near Penzance,was very wet and went to ride across a big rock,front wheel slid down the side of it and into a gully,this pitched me straight off ther side of the bike and sideways onto my shoulder. Now have soft tissue damage/muscle and a very swollen shoulder..X-rays showed no break but looks like at least 4-6 weeks to sort it.The doctor said that it could take longer to sort than a break,have limited movement and is very painfull..No riding again for me..Getting to old to keep hurting myselfPosted 4 years ago
My brother lives in Porthtowan and we rode Porthtowan to Crantock a few weeks back. Pick a duller day and be polite and we had no issues with walkers at all. The section of coastline is stunning and there is some great singletrack and techy sections. After Perranporth the riding gets a bit sand duney for a mile or two then you have another few miles around Crantock before you get to Newquay and need to head back anyway so i’d call it a day at Perran. We havent ridden south down the coast from Porthtowan yet but it’s all pretty steep up and down with lots of steps.
Cardinham is always a good call. Nice, fun fast loop – Only about 7.5 miles all in so good for 2 or 3 laps.
Another option you have is riding out of the back of Porthtowan and aim for Poldice quarry. There are loads of DH runs there you’d be fine doing on a trail bike, just check the runs out first as there are some pretty bigs gaps on some runs. There’s plenty of nice singletrack around there too.
Oh, and don’t go out with Nicolaisam it’ll only end in injury 😆Posted 4 years ago
Shoulder is ruined,can see this being months off a bike.
New frame looks sweet.
at the moment has been a crash per bike. Think its because i am a lot fitter now and tend to be faster as i can pedal up and down…
Was very wet down West on Sunday,poured it down just before i went riding,was on a trail that i hadnt ridden before,was just unlucky i thinkPosted 4 years ago
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