A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross

The deadline for consultation responses is on Monday, 12th of March. The Highways England people I have talked to are clear that they need to see good numbers of consultation responses calling for more attention to cycling if they are to improve the scheme in the ways we want.

Highways England’s consultation page for this scheme includes a link to the reasonably concise booklet handed out at the consultation events and also clever stuff like a virtual flight above the proposed road and lots of other related documents.

The core proposal is thin on cycling, it is after all about a 70mph limit road with an intention that average speeds should be not that much less. However, the Highways England Cycling Strategy published in 2016 applies to this scheme.  It includes promises of new ways of working, and an apparent intention to treat cyclists’ needs seriously. I feel the A30 proposal as it stands has some way to go to really come up to the mark.

There has been a bit of movement in the right direction since the informal consultation late in 2016 in that the count of current crossing routes blocked has been reduced by linking the lanes east of Zelah with a new tunnel.

Truro Cycling Campaign have done a great job in raising awareness and rallying support for a stronger proposal for cycling in particular for a direct crossing at or very near the current Chiverton Cross roundabout to recover the direct St Agnes <=> Truro route. It looks like progress is possible on this and on a link from Carland Cross to the old A30 at Mitchell which would open up the natural ridge route for east west riding including of course the many End–to–End rides that pass through Cornwall.

Have a look at the suggestions Truro Cycling Campaign are making for a consultation response. Your response doesn’t have to be long but do please send one in using the Highways England consultation page.


Liskeard Velo March and April 2018 rides

For full details of March and April rides, including locations and times, please click on link below:  (Please always check our facebook pages – Liskeard Velo, Liskeard Ladies, Liskeard Easyriders and Penzance Cycle Group –  for latest details of any changes or cancellations):

Liskeard Velo Rides March and April 2018

Sunday 4th March –  Kit Hill and Luckett, Café Stop Louis Café, Kit Hill, Leader Ian 07967 204497

Sunday 18th March – Cardinham Woods and Looe, Café Stop Woods Café, Cardinham Woods, Leader Ann 07800 639104

Sunday 1st April – Bodmin Moor and Port Isaac – Café Stop Snails Pace Café, Leader David 07718 483875

Sunday 15th April – Torpoint and Saltash – Café Stop Hearts Kitchen, Torpoint, Leader Dave 07906 165337

Sunday 29th April – Wadebridge and Padstow (car assist meet 10 am Tregoss Railway Crossing car park, Roche) – Merrymoor Inn – Leader Alan 07770 315053


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY – summer camping trip; longer summer ride; and Liskeard Ladies trip to France


Great news!  The Committee has set the following dates for our bigger cycle adventures this summer:

1. Liskeard Ladies Week end Brittany Cycle Break.  Leave on Thursday 17th May, cycle Friday and Saturday and return Sunday 20th May (approximate cost £150).  Megan is organising and will be posting full details on the Liskeard Ladies FB page.

2. CTC Cornwall Camping Week End.  Saturday 30th June with an overnight stay at a camp site and returning on Sunday 1st July.  Camping equipment will be transported separately.  Option of joining the trip for just one of the days.  Cost minimal.  Leader David Byfield.

3.  CTC Cornwall Longer Cycle ride with transport home.  Saturday 11th August.  Ride is usually approximately 60 miles with three breaks en route and supper at the end.  Cost minimal.  Leader David Byfield.

We do hope you will be able to join us for at least one or all of these outings!

New Facebook group for our Penzance Cycle Group

Check out our new Penzance Cycle Group facebook page for details of forthcoming rides and reports of our West Cornwall outings.  Next ride is Sunday 28th January, 2018.  Approximately 20 miles in total – to Porthleven – but Andy designs each ride according to those present so distance and destination will depend on group members and weather – with cafe stop.

Penzance Cycle Group

Meet 10 am Lands End Cycle Hire, The Old Sail Loft, Longrock, Penzance TR20 9TT. Parking, coffees and loos at Jordan’s Cafe, Station Carpark, Marazion TR17 0AA. Further information from Andy 07811 284 502.  Hope you can join us!

Liskeard Velo Sunday Rides – January and February 2018

Meet 9.00am on The Parade, Liskeard (PL14 6AW)  unless indicated* otherwise

Club info: David 01579 347430    Facebook: Liskeard Velo

General ride info

(approx max. distance)

Morning Café stop Leader


 Pensilva, St Germans & Seaton

 (40 miles) 



PL14 5PJ


01579 347430

07718 483875



 Lostwithiel & Looe

(40 miles)


 Duchy of Cornwall Nursery,


 PL22 0HW


01579 347973

07967 204497



  Bodmin, Fowey & Looe 

  (45 miles)

 Wetherspoon Chapel,


 PL31 2HR


01579 347430

07718 483875



 Whitsand Bay & Rame

 (40 miles)

Cliff Top Cafe,


 PL10 1JH


01579 347973

07967 204497


Please also note:
Liskeard Wednesday Pub Run:
meet 6.30pm on The Parade.

Liskeard Ladies Cycle Group: Normally first Saturday of the month.  Meet 9 am on The Parade, Liskeard PL14 6AW.

Info: Ann 01579 347430 or Facebook Liskeard Ladies Cycle Group

Liskeard Easy Riders: Returnee Mens group. Last Saturday of the month. Meet 9.00am on The Parade, Liskeard PL14 6AW. Info: Dave 07906 165337 or Facebook Liskeard Easy Riders