To Lands End And Back!

After Leaving The Rusty Anchor on Day 5 I will  head to Falmouth where I will stay for a couple of nights as its from here I will head to and back from Lands End.

From Plymouth to my accommodation is approximately 60 miles with 6075 feet of elevation, and I will be staying with a lovely couple who I first met while they were supporting my event at the Goodwood Motor Circuit (The MS Circuit Challenge) and then again while cycling from London to Paris

Tina and Steven Paice moved from East Sussex to Falmouth and as fellow fund raisers of the Multiple Sclerosis Trust, they both jumped at the chance to offer me a place to stay while in the west country, and are both hoping to join me for a day or twos cycling, 

The fishing port of Looe is the first stop of the day

So I have a great ride in stall for day 5,and even have to jump on a couple of ferries, first one on the River Tamar, and the second on the River Fowey

My first sightseeing stop of the day in the fishing port of Looe, after around 20 miles of cycling several steep inclines on the way, I visited Looe before, as a child with my parents and years later with my wife and at the time our one child, like all of Cornwall, I absolutely love the place! I reckon it would be rude not to have some local caught fish while I’m here for my lunch!

From Looe I head through Fowey and on to the town of St Austell, my next stop along the way, famous for, copper, tin and clay mining, while in St Austell I will nip in for a swift half at the St Austells Brewery

Back on my bike I will then be heading for the Cathedral City of Truro some 50 miles into my days cycling, quick look around the grounds and its non stop to Falmouth and my nights stay with Tina and Steve

Falmouth 

Day 6, June 17th, next Morning I can leave some of my gear behind and head 37 miles to Lands End, it will be a double day today as I have decided to ride in both directions this day so it will be a longer day in the saddle but will free up day 7 for a short rest and some cycle maintenance, so its to Lands End and back today, but I can take my time and even ride into the evening, I will take that decision on the day, according to how I feel and if I’m joined by any one

The famous sign which I will certainly take a few pictures of

So both riding into and from Lands End will be very rugged and hilly with over 2843 feet of elevation, and the return journey certainly looks less steep!

My ride heads inland for approx 23 miles before I get back out on to the coast road, and its back on the coast road at Long Rock where I will catch a glimpse of St Micheals Mount, Which, if the tide is out, would be nice to ride to it on my bike along the cobbled path!

Along the way to Lands End I will ride through the town of Penzance, and here I will stop for lunch and enjoy a traditional Cornish pasty!

Then its 10 more miles to the famous land mark and the most westerly point of the main land UK, here I would like to recreate the photo below which was taken at the end of my coast to coast trek along Hadrians Wall

After all the photos and a look round, I will jump back on my bike and head 37 miles back to Falmouth to Tina and Steve and look forward to a relaxing day before heading to Bude on day 8.

Here are the routes for the ride from Plymouth to Falmouth and the return trips to and from Lands End

Plymouth to Falmouth

Proceed onto Grand Parade

Continue on GreatWestern Road, Continue on West Hoe Road 0.1 Left onto B3240 0.4

Continue on Millbay Road 0.4 Continue on Millbay Road 0.5 Continue on Caroline Place 0.8 Continue on Millbay Road 0.9 Continue on Barrack place 0.9 Right onto Cremyll Street 1.0

Left onto Durnford street 1.0 Continue on Stonehouse Bridge 1.1 Continue on Devonport Hill 1.3 Continue on Cumberland Road 1.5 Continue on Chapel Street 1.6 Continue on Park Avenue 1.8 Continue on Ferry Road 2.1 Continue on Torpoint Ferry 2.5 Continue on A374 2.9

Left onto Ferry Street 2.9 Right onto Harvey Street 3.0 Continue on Antony Road 3.2

Continue on Trevol Road 3.5 Continue on A374 5.2 Left onto Antony Hill 5.8

Continue on B3247 6.9 Continue on Tregunnus Lane10.7 Left onto Brenton Road 11.5

Right onto Main Road 11.6 Continue on Brenton Road 12.2 Continue on Bridge Road 12.7

Left onto Looe Hill 12.8 Right 13.8 Continue on Bucklawren Road 14.9 Continue 15.4

Left onto B3253 15.5 Continue on St Martin’s Road 16.7 Continue on Station Road 17.5

Continue on Looe Bridge 17.9 Continue on A387 17.9 Continue on Polperro Road 17.9

Continue on A387 18.8 Continue on Bodinnick Ferry 27.2

Continue on Fowey to Bodinnick Ferry 27.4 Continue on Passage Lane 27.5

Continue on A3082 28.6 Continue on Polmear Hill 29.6 Continue on Polmear Road 30.3

Continue on Par Green 30.7 Left onto Moorland Road 31.0 Continue on Par Green 31.1

Right onto Harbour Road 31.2 Continue on Par Lane 31.3 Continue on Trenovissick Road31.8 Continue on St Austell Road 32.0 Continue 32.8 Continue on Holmbush Road 32.8

Continue on A390 32.9 Continue on Holmbush Road 33.3 Continue on A39034.2

Continue on Polmear Road 34.3 Right onto Cromwell Road 34.4 Continue on A390 34.6

Continue on Southbourne Road 34.6 Continue on Trevanion Road 35.1 Continue 35.4

Continue on White River Bridge 35.4 Continue on Penwinnick Road 35.5

Continue on Truro Road 35.8 Continue on A390 36.4 Continue on Coliza Hill 36.5

Continue on A390 36.6 Continue on Coliza Hill 36.7 Continue on Rose Hill 37.2

Continue on Fore Street 37.8 Continue 38.1 Continue on A390 38.8 Continue on Fore Street 40.8 Continue on A390 41.0 Left 43.1 Continue on Fore Street 43.6 Continue on Truck Hill 44.0

Continue on B3275 44.5 Right onto Denas Water 45.2 Continue on A390 45.7

Continue on Union Hill 47.6 Continue on A39 48.1 Right onto Tregolls Road 48.5

Left onto A39 48.9 Continue on Morlaix Avenue 49.0 Left onto A39 49.2

Continue on Morlaix Avenue 49.2 Left onto Arch Hill 49.9 Left onto Old Falmouth Road 49.9 Continue 50.4 Continue on Old Coach Road 50.9 Continue 51.1

Continue on Old Coach Road 51.2 Continue 51.6 Continue on A39 51.6

Continue on Carnon Gate 53.4 Continue on A39 53.4 Continue on Treluswell Roundabout 56.2

Left onto B3292 56.2 Continue on The Praze 57.2 Continue on Church Road 57.5

Continue on Commercial Road 57.6 Continue on Falmouth Road 58.0

Continue on Treluswell Hill 58.3 Continue on Falmouth Road 58.3

Continue on North Parade 58.5 Continue on Tehidy Terrace 59.0 Continue on Stratton Terrace 59.1 Continue on Stratton Place 59.2 Continue on Dunstanville Terrace 59.3 Continue on Dunstanville Villas 59.4 Continue on High Street 59.4 Continue on Market Strand 59.6 Continue on Market Street 59.6 Continue on Church Street 59.7 Continue on Arwenack Street 59.9

Arrive at Finish 60.0

Falmouth to Lands End

Proceed onto Arwenack Street Right 0.2 Left onto Avenue Road 0.2 Right onto Melvill Road 0.4 Continue on A39 0.6 Continue on Melvill Road 0.6 Continue on Western Terrace 0.8

Right onto A39 1.1 Continue on Dracaena Avenue 1.1 Continue on Falmouth Road 2.0

Continue on Commercial Road 2.6 Left onto Quay Hill 2.7 Continue on Broad Street 2.8

Continue on Lower Market Stree t2.9 Continue on Higher Market Street 2.9

Continue on Lower Market Street 3.0 Continue on Helston Road 3.0 Continue on Kernick Road 3.2 Continue on Kernick Roundabout 4.1 Continue on Antron Hill 4.1 Continue 4.4

Continue on Antron Hill 4.4 Left onto A394 5.5 Right 6.2 Right onto Redruth Road 10.8

Left10.9 Left onto B3280 11.1Right onto Fore Street 14.8 Left onto Praze Road 14.8

Continue on B3280 16.9 Continue on Bosence Road 17.8 Continue on Tregembo Hill 19.4

Continue on Relubbus Hill 20.0R ight onto Relubbus Lane 20.3 Continue on B3280 20.7

Continue on Fore Street 21.3 Continue on West End 21.6 Continue on B3280 21.7

Continue on A394 22.2 Right 22.2 Continue on Turnpike Road 22.4

Continue on Higher Fore Street 22.8 Continue on Turnpike Hill 22.9

Continue on Fore Street 23.0 Continue on Market Place 23.2 Continue on The Square 23.3

Continue on West End 23.3 Continue 23.6 Continue on Longrock Road 24.1 Continue 24.5

Left onto Morrisons Roundabout 25.1 Continue on Longrock Road 25.1 Left onto A30 25.2

Continue on Eastern Green 25.2 Left 25.4 Right onto Eastern Green 25.4

Continue on A30 25.7 Continue on B3311 25.8 Continue on Eastern Green 25.8

Continue on Chyandour Cliff 25.9 Continue 26.3 Left onto Station Road 26.3 Right onto Albert Street 26.3 Continue 26.4 Continue on Market Jew Street 26.4 Right onto The Greenmarket 26.6 Continue on Alverton Street 26.7 Continue on Alverton Road 26.7 Continue 27.0

Left onto A30 27.6 Continue 36.0 Arrive at Finish36.2

Lands End to Falmouth

Proceed on A30 0.3 Continue 8.6 Continue on Alverton Road 9.2 Continue on Alverton Street 9.2 Continue on The Greenmarket 9.6 Continue on Market Jew Street 9.7 Continue 9.9

Continue on Chyandour Cliff 10.0 Continue on Eastern Green 10.3 Continue on B3311 10.4

Left onto A30 10.5 Continue on Eastern Green 10.5 Left 10.8 Continue on Eastern Green 10.9

Left onto A30 11.0 Continue on Longrock Road 11.1 Left onto Morrisons Roundabout 11.2 Continue 11.2 Continue on Longrock Road 11.8 Continue 12.2 Continue on West End 12.7

Continue on The Square 13.0 Continue on Market Place 13.0 Continue on Fore Street 13.1

Continue on Turnpike Hill 13.3 Continue on Higher Fore Street 13.4

Continue on Turnpike Road 13.5 Continue 13.9 Left onto A394 14.1 Continue on B3280 14.1 Continue on West End 14.6 Continue on Fore Street 14.7 Continue on B3280 15.0

Continue on Relubbus Lane 15.6 Continue on Relubbus Hill 16.0

Continue on Tregembo Hill 16.3 Continue on Bosence Road 16.9 Continue on B3280 18.5 Continue on Praze Road 19.4 Right onto Fore Street 21.5 Left onto B3280 21.5 Right 23.4

Right onto Redruth Road 24.7 Left 25.3 Continue on A394 29.0 Continue on A39 31.3 Right 31.4 Continue on Treliever Road 31.5 Continue on West Street 32.3 Continue 32.6

Continue on Lower Market Street 32.6 Continue on Broad Street 32.8 Continue on Quay Hil l32.9 Right onto Commercial Road 33.0 Continue on Falmouth Road 33.0

Continue on Treluswell Hill 33.3 Continue on Falmouth Road 33.4 Continue on North Parade 33.5 Continue on Tehidy Terrace 34.1 Continue on Stratton Terrace 34.1Continue on Stratton Place 34.3 Continue on Dunstanville Terrace 34.3 Continue on Dunstanville Villas 34.4

Continue on High Street 34.5 Continue on Market Strand 34.6 Continue on Market Street 34.7 Continue on Church Street 34.8 Continue on Arwenack Street3 4.9 Left onto Quay Street 35.0 Arrive at Finish 35.0

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