Tots About have been talking to Porthleven Cycle Hire. As a local why not hang up the car keys and explore a little by bike? Cycling has never been more popular and you will definitely experience your surroundings at a more relaxing pace. Some of the best cycling in the area can be experienced at the National Trust Estate at Penrose.
Open all year round and FREE to access, the estate is a place of amazing variety, open parklands, lakeside wooded trails and stunning coastal scenery, all within striking distance. If you have your own bike, probably the best place to start is at Helston Amenity Park where the large FREE car park is never full. Access to the estate begins on quiet, wide tarmac paths, great for building confidence and using tag on’s and stabilisers.
If you need to hire, Porthleven Cycle Hire is the National Trust’s recommended provider, well-stocked with the latest Giant mountain and road bikes and child friendly equipment. Hire for a week or a day and they deliver and collect to your door FREE OF CHARGE (subject to minimum order). If you need to refuel, there’s a delightful café half way along the main route at The Stables. They serve great coffee, cake and Roskilly’s Ice cream. The café also has a self-service maintenance station just in case you develop a loose saddle.
The Stables Café is open every day between Easter and November – they hold children’s events every Tuesday and Thursday during the school summer holidays.
Call 01326 561101 or book online and download your own route map from www.porthlevencyclehire.co.uk.
Other recommended child friendly cycle paths, tried and tested are:
- Stithians Lake
- Coast to coast trail:- Portreath to Devoran
- Sennen National Cycle way (park at Lands End)
- Marazion to Penzance
- Penzance Prom
- Tehidy Woods Trail