CYCLING IN NORTH CORNWALL.
The variety of coastal, moorland and valley trails
in North Cornwall is ideal for two-wheeled touring. The most
famous route is the Camel Trail, running 17 car-free miles from
Bodmin through Wadebridge to Padstow along the beautiful Camel
A handy pack of Six Cycle Routes in the Bude
and Holsworthy Area, makes the perfect saddle companion. Averaging
20 miles in length, the routes take you through North Cornwall
and North Devon way-marked by Celtic crosses, quiet hamlets,
medieval churches and country pubs.
Hiring bikes couldn't be easier: the cycling
centres listed below will fix you up with anything from trailer
bikes to tandems.
For those who like it rough, Cardinham Woods
offers miles of off-road tracks and trails, while if you're
a cyclist who wants to go one cog further, the West Country
Way will give you something to get your teeth into.
Developed by Sustrans, the route takes
you from Bristol or Bath, through North Devon, across the cliffs
at Millook, through Blisland and down the Camel Trail to Padstow.
Bridge Bike Hire, Wadebridge (Camel Trail)
Brinhams Cycle and Tool Hire, Padstow (Camel Trail) (01841)532594
Giffords Cycles, Holoworthy (01409)254020
North Coast Cycles, Bude (01288)352974
Padstow Cycle Hire (Camel Trail) (01841)533533
Rent-a-Bike, Tintagel (01840)770060
Sustrans (0117) 929 0888