Picture of Ken and Linda with their tandem

Title: End to End by Tandem. Ken & Linda Hardy

 Day 1: September 10th, Sennen to St. Austell

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8am breakfast, then started the ride for real. It didn't take long to get to Penzance again so we were early for the Morning Service. Sat on the promenade for hour or so in very hot sunshine under a blue sky. Then went up to the Meeting Room. The people there were a little surprised to see us arriving on the tandem but were even more surprised when we explained what we were planning to do! Tandem stashed in the kitchen, quick change into "respectable" attire, then into the Breaking of Bread Service. Ken was asked if he would mind playing the organ for the service but in the event another organist arrived who was already prepared to play, and shortly after someone else arrived who offered to play as well!

Afterwards, in conversation, we mentioned that we were hoping to be at Kendal Christadelphian Meeting the following Sunday, which seemed a tall order even to us! Bade our farewells about 1pm and then started the ride in earnest.

Stopped in Marazion to pick up some food for our lunch. Wound our way through the lanes of Cornwall, a very up and down sort of ride, B3280 to Cambourne, on to Redruth, back lanes to avoid the main A30 took us to Truro. Short break for half an hour or so which gave Linda the opportunity to lie down on a park bench to relieve her saddle soreness, then some refreshments and on (A390) to St. Austell.

Surprised ourselves by arriving in time for the evening lecture at the St. Austell Christadelphian Hall, had we planned to go! Got a little bit concerned when we found all the B&Bs showing "No Vacancies" signs but were told to continue along the road as there were plenty more.
Sure enough, we found one just a little further on. Very obliging owner offered to take us down in her car to Charlesville, the local harbour often used by film and TV companies for productions such as the Onedin Line. We walked back to the B&B after a meal at a pub in Charlesville.

Day 1 - Mileage: Day 57; Cumulative 59