Our Golf Professional Tony Pitts has cycled The length of Cornwall from Launceston to Lands End.
Raising much needed funds for Cornwall Down’s Syndrome support group.
Tony’s report: What a day!! I started on Sunday 17th June at 9.00 am and did the first 50 miles in 3 hours. I felt good and was going along nice!
Then, another cyclist in front of me got hit by a car. I stopped to help but, didn’t know he wasn’t even with us.
He was just out for Sunday ride. Ambulance took him away!!
Then I went the wrong way ended up Falmouth side of Helston!! I finished with an enormous sense of achievement in 9 hours at Lands End both for me and for the Charity. I covered 110 Miles, 10 miles more than everyone else!
I have raised over £500 so far! But, it’s not to late to make a donation.
The Cornwall Down’s Syndrome Support Group is a charity run by families affected by Down’s syndrome living in Cornwall.
Agenda for the day :-
An all day event starting on 17th June 2012 , testing even the strongest cyclist, with both scenic terrain and strenuous hill climbs (oh dear!) and finishing with an enormous sense of achievement at Lands End both for the cyclist and for the Charity.
The Launceston to Lands End cycle route will take cyclists up, across and down through some of Cornwall’s picturesque countryside encompassing wonderful views, valleys & vales, seascapes & landscapes; finally finishing at the world famous Lands End.
The cycle day will be broken into four stages of approximately 25 miles each.
Stage 1 : The route starts at the Cornish county line – Polson Bridge just outside Launceston then out northwest towards & over Davidstow Moor onto the Atlantic Highway, dropping down to Camelford and then out on country roads to village of St Mabyn. Approx mileage – 26 miles.
Stage 2 : From St Mabyn we head out towards Wadebridge and then along the Atlantic Highway again for a short distance before we turn off on to smaller roads towards the lunch stop at Ladock village hall, where lunch is provided. Approx mileage – 22 miles.
Stage 3 : From the lunch stop, the route now takes on scenic roads via Truro towards Redruth our third water / snack stop around the Praze-an-Beeble area. Approx mileage – 24 miles
Stage 4 : This is the last stretch now, from Praze-an-Beeble, we head out on back roads with scenic coastal views towards Penzance , along the coast to Mousehole, climbing up and on to Lands End before returning to our BBQ finish at Sennen. Approx mileage – 25 miles
Charity Registration No. 1123858
The Cornwall Down’s Syndrome Support Group is run by parents to help families affected by Down’s syndrome living in Cornwall. We offer families a chance to meet, socialise and share information, friendship and support. We organise fun days out, trips away and challenging fund raising activities.
It’s easy to donate online with a credit or debit card – just go to my JustGiving page:http://www.justgiving.com/