A three-mile community bike ride to demonstrate support for a plan to improve cycling routes for Falmouth takes place this Saturday.

Organised by the Falmouth and Penryn Cycling Campaign the ride will go from Falmouth Town Rail Station around Pendennis Point at 2pm on Saturday afternoon.

People will meet in the station car park and then ride around the point together.

There are plans for improved infrastructure for cyclists between Falmouth and Penryn and the area is hosting a stage of the Tour of Britain later this year.


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This ride will be the first public demonstration of support for safe cycle infrastructure locally and the first event organised by the Cycling Campaign.

Falmouth Packet:

A map of the cycle route round Pendennis Point

Calum, an organiser with Falmouth Cycling Campaign, said, “A lot of people cycle around Falmouth and Penryn, but if there was safe infrastructure to protect cyclists from vehicles many many more would get on their bikes.

"So we are inviting people to come and show Cornwall Council that they want to be able to cycle and they want safe cycle lanes! We are going for a lovely ride around Pendennis: there is not much traffic and as we will all go round together we hope people will feel even safer.”

Ash, a supporter of the campaign, added, “Every time I go out on my bike I feel in danger, so I don’t go very far unless the roads are quiet – the first lockdown was great for that. I would love a safe cycle lane that would get me to work.”