Road cycling 3:01:20  58.6 km (3:06 / km)
shoes: Bike: Bianchi Coast to Coast
Final day on the Rail Trail. We had looked at a road ride map that someone had left in our accommodation, but on driving around it we found that a) it had a very steep and long uphill more suited to a race stage, and then a long, even steeper downhill on a gravel road that was littered with windblown branches, also two sections totalling about 6kms on the highway. So we decided to go to Yarck for lunch, the Giddy Goat being open today. This involved two Rail Trail sections we had done on previous days, but 60% of the ride was new to us. Uphill to the Cheviot tunnel then a great downhill into Molesworth, before joining up with the Yarck section at Cathkin. Very nice countryside, rolling hills with green paddocks tinged with cape weed yellow, views of higher, forested ranges in the distance, some forested sections on the trail, and an interesting section along an embankment with wetlands either side. Trail surface mostly good. Excellent home-made Cornish pastime and salad at the GG, followed by passion fruit vanilla slice, coffee not so good as the others we've had though.
Thoroughly recommend the Trail - doable on any type of bike, except an expensive road bike. Our old roadies with 28mm tyres were great.