Southwest England in April - CycleBlaze

Southwest England in April

Cycling the hills of Cornwall, Devon, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire

By Eva Walters & Al Walters
697 km (433 miles) over 32 days between Apr. 1, 2014 and May 2, 2014
Introduction: Planning the tour heart 5
Flying Vancouver to London: April 1 and 2 heart 2
Around London, no cycling heart 2
London to Plymouth by train: Fortunate timing heart 2
Around Plymouth, no cycling: a blustery day in a historic city heart 2

CORNWALL

Plymouth to Fowey: Hills indeed! heart 2
Fowey to Mevagissey: via the Eden Project heart 4
Exploring the Lost Gardens of Heligan: about 10 kilometres walking heart 4
Mevagissey to Falmouth: warmest day yet heart 3
Falmouth to Penzance: more hills and daffodils heart 2
A walk to Mousehole and back: no cycling heart 3
Penzance to Saint Ives: a beautiful ride along the coast heart 2
Around Saint Ives: no cycling heart 2
Saint Ives to Perranporth: another coastal ride heart 6
Perranporth to Wadebridge: a very difficult day heart 2
Wadebridge to Launceston: a terrific day of cycling--the opposite of yesterday heart 2

DEVON

Launceston to Great Torrington: onward into Devon heart 3
Great Torrington to Tiverton: a look at livestock and a change in the weather heart 3

SOMERSET

Tiverton to Bridgwater: through a green and pleasant land heart 2
Bridgwater to Bristol: a very long day heart 2

BRISTOL COUNTY

Wednesday and Thursday, no cycling: two leisurely days in Bristol heart 3

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Bristol to Cirencester: very wet heart 2
Around Cirencester, no cycling: a look back in time heart 1

OXFORDSHIRE

Cirencester to Oxford: a lovely ride through the Cotswold countryside heart 2
Monday and Tuesday: exploring Oxford, no cycling heart 4

HOMEWARD BOUND

Oxford to London by train: back to the big smoke heart 2
Around London, no cycling: more pottery and a long walk heart 1
Flying Vancouver to London heart 1
Thoughts and Conclusions heart 2