Cycling Round Truro
Not many people know this but our area has some of the best cycling routes around and some can be started in the City itself.
Truro is part of the Cornish Way on national cycle route 3. This connects Bude to Land's End via St Austell, taking in the Clay Country. National cycle route 32 connects Truro with Bodmin via Newquay. Including the Camel Trail.
For more information on 'Cornish Way' please click here , or pick up a copy from our office.
Please find below a list of 8 Mountain bikes rides from Truro, if you would like to download a copy please click here. Mountain bike hire is available from Bissoe Bike Hire 01872 870341 or Coast to Coast Cycle Hire 01209 891498.
Ride 1 - The Four Creeks Ride – Ride Time 2 Hours, 16 Miles
Ride 2 - The Woodland Jaunt – Ride Time 90 Min, 13 Miles
Ride 3 - The Roseland Ride – Ride Time 3 Hours, 25 Miles
Ride 4 - The Perranporth Ride – Ride Time 2 Hours, 21 Miles
Ride 5 - The Baldhu Ride – Ride Time 2 ½ Hours, 17 Miles
Ride 6 - The Miners Way – Ride Time 2 ½ Hours 23 Miles
Ride 7 The Beacon Ride – Ride Time 4 Hours 27 Miles
Ride 8 The Frogpool Foray – Ride Time 4 Hours 22 Miles
There is also the following 7 Bike Rides from Truro on Tarmac
Ride 1 - The Carland Cross Ride - Ride Time 2 Hours, 20 Miles
Ride 2 - The Perranporth Ride - Ride Time 2 Hours, 20 Miles
Ride 3 - The Roseland Ride - Ride Time 3 Hours, 25 Miles
Ride 4 - The Four Creeks Ride - Ride Time 2 Hours, 16 Miles
Ride 5 - The Cusgarne Valley Ride - Ride Time 2 Hours, 18 Miles
Ride 6 - The St Agnes Beacon Ride - Ride Time 3 Hours, 25 Miles
Ride 7 - The Probus Ride - Ride Time 1.5 Hours, 17 Miles
Some of the above rides are not for the faint hearted so if you feel like a gentler pace and a pedal back through time then the Mineral Tramway is for you.
This coast to coast route follows the Portreath Tramroad and the Redruth & Chasewater Railway. Built from 1825 it served the mines in the Redruth area and ran to the Village of Devoran. If you finish the Tramway ride at Devoran look out for the Old Carnon Gate just as you leave the track under the road. The gate still in its original position was used on the railway as a crossing.
You can cycle hire from Devoran Cycle Hire (01872 863 142).
There are now 30 Miles of mining trails free to use most of the routes are off road.