Cruising around the coves of Cornwall
My Dahon Jetstream bike
We’ve just come back from a fabulous five days in Cornwall, where we got to give our new Dahon folding bikes a good test drive.
We covered 80-odd miles, crawling up the fearsome Cornish hills and then hurtling down the super-steep valleys around St Ives.
Our journeys included a ride from St Ives to the village of Zennor, followed by a very wet trip over the moors to Marazion station and then onwards to Penzance.
Our two bikes at Hell’s Mouth
Our biggest ride was a 35 mile trip from St Ives to Godrevy Point and then on to Porthreath and back – knackering but great fun.
On the way home I managed to notch up a hair-raising top speed of 41 mph – the way the bike started to wobble furiously suggests that’ll remain my top speed for some time!
The bikes performed brilliantly though. I can’t recommend them enough, and being able to fold them up and simply shove then between the seats of a train is a blast!
Photos to follow soon!