How fit do I need to be?

Riding is paced at a non-competitive social speed (13mph - 15mph) taking in a variety of terrain including some hillier terrain with a coffee stop approximately half distance. There will be plenty of water breaks along the way, pausing at the top of longer climbs, if needed. Remember it's a bike ride not a race. We want you to enjoy the ride to the full & taking in the scenery. A moderate to good level of fitness is required for the terrain, which can be hilly in places. We will be riding for approx 3 hours (with a 25 min coffee stop), roughly 30-35 miles a day. You are welcome to continue cycling if you do not wish to return back to camp at midday. 

Who is it for?

Our retreats are aimed at non-competitive road cyclists who enjoy getting out on their bike for a few hours, not all day. Think a Sunday morning club ride in the slow-medium speed group. We provide the opportunity to meet others in small friendly groups. Come alone, with family members or friends. You will always be made very welcome & there is plenty of time to explore Cornwall on & off the bike.

What do I need to bring?
A road/gravel/touring bike (mountain bikes are not suitable for this type of riding). Spare inner tubes & helmet. We recommend sunglasses, sun protection, cycling gloves, cycling clothes, waterproof clothing. Please also bring your own water/drinks bottle as we are unable to supply these for hygiene reasons. We recommend warm clothes for the evening, towels & beach wear.

How do I get there?

The campsite is located 6 miles (easy cycling distance) from Truro train station & close to the A30, the main road into Cornwall from the motorway. There are direct trains from London to Truro, or flights from London to Newquay. Remember you only need your bike & clothes as your luxury tent & camping equipment is awaiting your arrival. Maps to the campsite will be provided.

How many people will there be on each ride?

A maximum of 6 riders plus two guides will be on each ride. We may take out 2 groups depending on the number of riders.

Do I need travel insurance?
It is your responsibility to ensure you are adequately insured. We recommend you have
 third party liability insurance.

How many people can sleep in the Bell Tent?

Our 5 metre Bell Tents can sleep up to 4 with space for a luxury experience. It is possible to add a 5th bed but that will be an additional fee. Beds can be arranged in any combination of single(s) or double(s). All our beds are raised up off the ground for maximum comfort. 

Will I get a good nights sleep?

Yes! We furnish our tents with super comfortable raised beds & mattresses, with warm duvets & soft pillows. We supply chairs & dinning table, stove & cookware for meal times. You won't need to bring anything except your bike.

Can I bring the family?

Yes! We have create an inclusive retreat so that the cycling doesn't eat into your entire trip. Afternoons can be for the beach, walking, sight seeing, eating & exploring.  St Agnes is a fantastic location for all of that! 

Terms & Conditions

Tents can only be booked with at least one guest attending a guided ride. 

ysellacornwall@mail.com | Ysella, St Agnes, Cornwall, TR5 0PL

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