PIRATES OF PENZANCE

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Pirates of Penzance

January 5, 2022 by thstudio in RideOn Routes

A leisurely tour for a great introduction to cycling in Cornwall on our Super73 e-bikes.

From our Trinity Yard hire shop (the former home of the Trinity Lighthouse Museum) head left past the bustling Penzance boat yard. The tour takes you along one of the national cycle paths skirting close to the shore of Mount’s Bay for much of your ride. If the tides are low you can try some beach cycling and feel the sea-salt breeze through your hair as you take to the sands. Feel the exhilaration of flying along the hard sand and shallow pools as your Super73 effortlessly soaks up the humps and bumps.

Stop off and paddle if the tide is out before a gentle ride towards the historic and imposing St Michael’s Mount. Explore the pretty and historic town of Marazion, Cornwall’s oldest market town, or head over the causeway (tide depending, of course!) and explore the magic of St Michael’s Mount, the castle and grounds, which are free to enter if you’re a National Trust Member. 

From here, you can head onwards to the delightful coastal village of Perranuthnoe which is bursting with a selection of creative outlets including the Cowshed Gallery, Linen and Clay Homestore, Trebarvah Glass & Driftwood Art, Andrew Giddens Studio/Gallery, and Wellyracks. Plus if you want to grab something delicious to eat, you’re spoilt for choice with The Cabin and Peppercorn Cafes, and at the heart of the village is the Victoria Inn, an award-winning gastropub which is reputedly one of the oldest inns in Cornwall! The beach at Perranuthnoe can be accessed by steps or a slipway and is popular with both locals and tourists.

To finish, take a leisurely ride back to base where we would recommend a visit to one of the characterful pubs within five minutes’ walk of Trinity Yard. If you’re lucky, you might even come across a Pirate in The Turks Head or the Admiral Benbow!