Thursday, 20 May 2010

Cycling the Tramway

After all our trips about the country we finally got the RV cleaned out and ready to be returned to storage. As it was dry this morning we set off with the bikes on the rack so that we could cycle back home along the Tramway. We began the journey on the road but soon after crossing the A30 we arrived at the Rodda's factory ...

and dropped down onto the tramway proper. It's a lovely safe ride with the occasional stone to tell you where you are or if there's a loop you might want to investigate ...

We saw this field which was full of all different animals ...



More stones ...


and Mike passing me by ...


A lilac tree in full bloom ...

and a very young magpie which was sitting on the track with no sign of parents nearby - hope he was okay.

We crossed a road which luckily wasn't very busy ...

and then cycling along a short bit of road we spotted this sign in the greenery ...


before reaching the main Porthtowan to Cambrose road where there's a cycle path so we don't have to be watching out for traffic. I could see Carn Brea in the distance ...


and then we passed Elm Farm where I'd bought my bike several years ago when they were selling off ex-hire cycles ...

It is now a much bigger business judging by the signs and the shed ...


On reaching Cambrose we crossed the road and set off along the final leg of the journey ...

Here we saw the sign about the passing loop on the tramway ...

and the stone sleepers which are the only remaining evidence of the workings ...

We then crossed a track ...

and were at the place where I had turned around when I'd walked the tramway back in March this year. The last part of the trip is on Portreath Tramroad.

3 comments:

Chris said...

Looks like a great place to cycle but hope you had padded seats :-)

Mac n' Janet said...

Looks like a great place to bike, how far did you go?

sally-ann said...

Not sure exactly how far but probably about 4 miles.