24 Australians tour Cornwall

We have welcomed cyclists to Cornwall from all over the world, but this week saw the arrival of our furthest-flung visitors yet.

Hailing from Melbourne, we have organised a 177 mile tour of Cornwall for 24 Australians from the Whitehorse Club. With an average age of 68, the young at heart cyclists are tackling legs of the county in an aim to explore both the local landscape and their Cornish ancestry.

As cyclist Russell explained, “My family left Cornwall in the 1850s and five of us have relatives who came from the county. A lot of Cornish people emigrated at the time of the Gold Rush. This is my fourth visit here and we’re looking information up as we travel around.”

As it was the group’s first cycling trip in the UK, we wanted to make sure we showed them the best Cornwall has to offer. The weather has definitely been on their side so far, and the group are looking forward to a performance at the Minack Theatre, a visit to St Michael’s Mount and a trip to the Isles of Scilly. 

Russell’s top tip for a great cycling break? “Just take it easy. We’ve had a pasty or two and taken in some Cornish ale!”

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