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Road bike cycle routes Cornwall
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Road bike cycle routes Cornwall
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Road bike cycle routes Cornwall
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Road bike cycle routes Cornwall
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Road bike cycle routes Cornwall
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Road Bike Routes

There are many large hills across the county which are perfect for training on as well as many miles of roads and lanes to explore. 

You can see some of the routes we take regularly on our YouTube Channel

Paul rides a number of routes across North Cornwall on a regular basis, using the National Cycle Network and local roads which take in as many hills as possible. 

General Route Info

One of the popular routes of the moment is heading along the coast road from Wadebridge up to Tintagel.  This takes in a number of serious hills but rewards you with some of the most spectacular views in Cornwall.

Another favourite is the coast road from Padstow down past Newquay, again there are a number of challenging hills which are great for training plus incredible views.  There are also a number of places to stop for a break along the way.  You can link up with the A39 on the way back from Newquay which is a large fast moving road.  We wouldn't however recommend cycling on the A30 as this is a fast dual carriageway at many sections through North Cornwall.

Specific Routes

Road Bike North Cornwall Challenge
This route is put together by Paul from Go ByCycle who enjoys challenging himself with large hills and good distances. Advised for experienced road cyclists.
Leaving Watergate Bay follow the B3276 through Mawgan Porth and towards Padstow. Turn Right onto the A389 and take a left towards Wadebridge. Follow the road into Wadebridge, Turn left over the old bridge in the centre of town and left again on the other side. Left at the next roundabout onto the B3314 and continue on this road until St Endellion. Turn Left to Port Issac and follow the road down into Port Issac and out the other side. Rejoin the B3314 turning right before Slaughterbridge on the B3266 towards Camelford. Continue on the B3266 back across Bodmin Moor taking a left at Longstone towards St Mabyn and follow signs for Wadebridge. Travel through Sladesbridge and turn left into Wadebridge, crossing the bridge and retracing your route from earlier back through St Issey and Little Petherick. Turn left onto the B3274 turning right at the crossroads (big sign for Trevibban Farm on your left). Turn Left at the next crossroads following the road through Rumford and down to St Mawgan. Rejoin the B3276 turning right towards Tregurrian and Watergate Bay.

Total Miles: 62.6
Terrain: Challenging hills throughout, mostly country lanes although there will be more traffic on some parts. Experienced cyclists only.
Recommended Bike: Road Bike

To help you plan your rides here are a coupe of links with rides by cyclists and feedback from others.

Cycle Routes: http://www.cycle-route.com/routes/Cornwall-Routes-68.html

GPS Routes: http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/county-cycling/Cornwall?editdocument

An app which you may also find useful is: Pocket Earth