ABOUT LISKEARD VELO

A very warm welcome to Liskeard Velo – a new cycle group for cyclists (and for people who would like to become more confident in their cycling) who live in or near Liskeard, Cornwall. Liskeard Velo is an affiliate group of Cycling UK.

We run a number of regular ride groups which, we hope, cater for everyone:

Sunday rides: generally every second Sunday with a café stop. Approximately 35-50 miles in total; about 20 miles to the café stop. Meet 9 am The Parade, Liskeard PL14 6AW. Please see website calendar and facebook Liskeard Velo for up to date details.

Wednesday evening social rides with pub stop. Hi viz and lights needed. Approximately 15 to 20 miles in winter – a little longer in summer. Meet 6.30 pm The Parade, Liskeard PL14 6AW. Please see website calendar and facebook Liskeard Velo for up to date details.

Liskeard Ladies monthly rides: generally every first Saturday of the month. Intended to be confidence building for all women and with a café stop. Approximately 20 miles with opportunity of a lift home from the café if wanted. Meet 9 am The Parade, Liskeard PL14 6AW. Please see website calendar and facebook Liskeard Ladies Cycle Group for up to date details.

Wednesday Cycling Buddies mid week social rides. Approx 15-25 miles. This group started as a small group of women cycling friends who were available to meet on a Wednesday morning. The intention is always to cycle but our group is flexible and if the weather is poor we have walked or taken part in a cycle fit class. Early in the week a member of the group will suggest a ride and café stop – the group is very informal and for all abilities. Our children often join us in school holidays. Meet 9.30 am on Wednesday mornings in the car park (free) at Lux Park Leisure Centre, Coldstyle Road, PL14 3HZ. Please see website calendar and facebook Liskeard Ladies Cycle Group for upto date details of any event. Also, if you would like to be part of this group’s messenger group (Wednesday Cycling Buddies), please just let us know by e mailing info@liskeardvelo.org.uk

Liskeard Easy Rider rides: generally every last Saturday of the month. For men returning to cycling or for those who fancy a shorter ride. Approximately 15 miles with café stop. Meet 9 am The Parade, Liskeard PL14 6AW. Please see website calendar and facebook Liskeard Easy Rider for up to date details.

In addition the club organises a number of longer rides each year, usually a supported camping trip in June, a longer ride in July or August, again supported with supper at the end and transport home, and trips to Brittany with two overnight stays.

PLEASE NOTE All riders with Liskeard Velo must have their own third party insurance (check your house insurance; consider  affiliate membership of Cycling UK; or ask your ride leader about other inexpensive options). If you are a guest or new rider you may ride with Liskeard Velo for up to three rides without this insurance to give you time to sort this out.

Liskeard Velo also participates in and contributes to the annual events organised by CTC Cornwall and open to the wider public to encourage greater take up of cycling in Cornwall. These usually include a Camel Trail family ride at Christmas; a family BBQ and ride; the Womens Festival of Cycling in July; and a winter evening’s talk from someone of interest in the world of cycling.

To contact Liskeard Velo, do please email us at info@liskeardvelo.org.uk

If you wish to learn more about Cycling UK, or to join, please visit Cycling UK