The 68 mile Challenge Route is a coast-to-coast ride with spectacular views of Porthleven, St Michael's, Mount's Bay and St Agnes Beacon, to name but a few. A feed station and toilets will be available at the church hall in St Erth and there are plenty of cafes en route. Not for the faint-hearted, this route will certainly test of your strength and stamina.
ROUTE UPDATE (25.04.19): It's the Porthleven Food Festival 27th/28th April. Some roads into Porthleven will be closed to traffic. Cyclists will be able to access the village via Penrose Estate but may have to walk through the top of the harbour area to get to Beacon road out of Porthleven towards Rinsey and Ashton. There will be a cycle park at the Football Ground should you wish to leave your bike and walk around the festival. Riders may wish to bypass Porthleven, avoiding the food festival, by staying on A394 road from Helston to Breage and then rejoining the route at Ashton.
ROUTE UPDATE (01.04.19): due to bridge repairs at Mingoose the route has been diverted at mile marker 48.
click here to view, download or print a map and cue sheet.
click here to download the gpx file.
click here to download the gpx file from Garmin Connect.
Important: Please note that this is a non-sportive charity ride. The routes will not be marshalled or sign posted and there is no "broom wagon". A map, cue sheet and Garmin gpx file can be downloaded from the above links.
Before you set off, please ensure your bike is roadworthy, that you wear a helmet, take some food and water with you, and have a way of getting home should you breakdown.