We’re off! The train journey was long and dull and we got stung for excess fares as there were only two of us on a party saver ticket. Ho hum. We did say hi to Andrew and Peter who joined at Swindon and were starting their end to end today.
Penzance was very windy and quickly left behind as we retrieved our bikes and headed into the wind on the NCN 3.
This part of the journey seemed fairly pointless as we hadn’t really started yet. We followed the NCN route all the way to Sennen via Mousehole and St Buryan. About 15 miles later we were at Lands End having our photo taken and formally started LEJOG 2009!
We chose to take the B3306 to St Ives which we had been warned was hilly. With a very strong tailwind though it was fantastic cycling with only two short climbs to trouble us. The weather was brill, sunny, cool with the odd brief heavy shower which the wind soon dried.
Found a great campsite in town and walked down the hill to eat. A great start to the adventure, long may the good days last!
Distance : 19.62 miles
Time cycling : 1h47m
Ascent : 445m
Average speed : 11.0mph