cyclingWe’ve found a great new local company that provide an excellent bicycle hire service, and they’ll even deliver. Run by a lovely lady called Kelly, they have a huge range of bicycles for the whole family, and helmets, pumps, locks and chains and puncture repair kits, including spare inner tubes, are all provided with the bikes. Cycling is a great way to explore the area, so why not take a look at http://www.cornwallbikehire.co.uk/

Cycling doesn’t have to be all huff and puff! Instead it can be a relaxing and fun way to enjoy the countryside and take in the view. The Cornish Way runs for 180 miles from Land’s End and includes quaint little fishing villages, historic towns and some of the most breathtaking countryside. Heading for Penzance from Land’s End, the route passes, via the fishing village of Mousehole, through ancient Cornish countryside with maginificent views over Mount’s Bay and the island of St Michael’s Mount at Marazion. Heading inland the route then passes through areas rich in Cornwall’s tin mining and industrial heritage – Hayle, Camborne and Redruth. At the cathedral city of Truro, the route splits into two, one to the north coast and one through the south, both meeting at Bodmin.

The Cornish Way’ consist of five trails, plus the Camel Trail, providing a total of 180 miles/288km, for walkers and cyclists. Where possible, sections have been made available for the mobility impared and some sections of off-road route are also available for equestrian use.

These trails open up a completely new side of Cornwall that you may otherwise miss out on. You can enjoy days out exploring the rolling countryside, visiting the ruined remains of old engine houses, or enjoying a leisurely pint at a quaint Cornish pub, or even take time out to cool off in the clear blue waters of a quiet bay.
From the remains of the old foundries in Hayle to the engine houses scattered throughout the landscape, the reminders of Cornwall’s industrial heritage are everywhere along this route. Leaving the golden sands of Hayle behind, the trail follows quiet minor roads to Camborne before utilising a large traffic free route to Redruth. So why not get on your bike?

Please call with any enquiries: 01736 752820 or email us on: info@sandbank-holidays.co.uk