Redruth to St. Ives – ‘The Coastal Trek’

This 19 mile cycle route takes you from the market town out along a coastal route to St.Ives. The route is mainly along country lanes and ‘B’ roads. There are some hills along the route but after all you are in Cornwall so you should really expect the hills. There is one steep section when you leave Portreath. There is a train service between St.Ives and Redruth but we recommend you check the service before your ride.

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Redruth is a small Cornish market town and in the town you will find plenty of pubs,cafes and shops to explore and enjoy.

Starting from Redruth Railway Station (A) cycle left along Station Road  and at the end of the road TURN LEFT THEN TURN IMEDIATE LEFT up Station Hill. Cycle for 150 yards to the end of the road then TURN RIGHT up Falmouth Road B3300 (B).

Cycle along Falmouth Road continue straight through the traffic lights and follow the road as it runs on to Chapel Street and Tolgus Hill and after half a mile you come to a small
roundabout with a Tesco store on your left. At the roundabout take the third exit up Tolgus Place B3300 (C) signposted for Portreath.

Cycle along the B3300 for approximately 300 yards  and then TURN LEFT (D) up Old Portreath Road with a cream cottage on the corner. Cycle up hill along the tree lined road and after half a mile you come
to a ‘T’ junction (E) at the junction TURN LEFT along Bassett Road passing the holiday park on your left and after 1 mile you come to a junction (F) with two mini roundabouts.

At the roundabouts TURN RIGHT along the road heading towards Illogan and which takes
to past the co-op store and the pub. Cycle along the road for 200 yards then TURN RIGHT along Bridge Road. Cycle along Bridge Road and about half a mile along the road you pass
Rayle Farm Holiday Cottages on your right, just after Rayle Farm you come to a ‘T’
junction in the village of Bridge (G) . At the junction TURN LEFT along Penberthy Road B3300 signposted for Portreath.

Cycle for 1 mile along the road then you come to a junction (H) with The Portreath Arms pub on your right in Portreath.  At the junction TURN LEFT along The Square B3301. Cycle along the road through Portreath and after 300 yards the road bears left and you start to climb up a steep hill, Tregea Hill leaving Portreath behind as you cycle up hill.

Portreath is a fishing port  and Portreath means ,,sandy cove” in cornish.

The steep climb lasts for about half a mile along the road then you find yourself cycling along the B3301 near to the coast on your right and in open countryside.

Continue along the B3301 and after about 5 miles the road bends to the left and takes you down to the village of Gwithian. At Gwithian cycle through the village past the church and at the far end of the village TURN RIGHT along St. Ives Lane B3301 (I) which takes 3 miles down to the coastal village of Hayle. At Hayle you pass under a bridge and come to a roundabout (J). At the roundabout TURN RIGHT up Carnsew Road which takes you under a bridge and up hill out of Hayle.

As you cycle along the road takes you across The Causeway and just as it changes into a dual carriage way you TURN RIGHT up the B3301 (K) with The Old Quay House pub on the corner. Cycle the short distance up to the roundabout (L)at the end of the lane then TURN RIGHT down Nut Lane A3074 then after 100 yards at the roundabout TURN LEFT up Mill Hill signposted Lelant Downs.

Cycle along Mill Hill to Lelant Downs where you follow the road round to the right and 1 mile after Lelant Downs you TURN RIGHT down Laity Lane (M) signposted for Trevarrack Touring Park. After about three quarters of a mile you come to a fork in the road.  Go down the left hand fork and after a short distance you come to a  junction (N).

At the junction GO STRAIGHT ACROSS THE JUNCTION down Porthrepta Road and cycle along the road for quarter of a mile where you come to Beach Road by the railway station (O) and on the sea front in St.Ives. The end of your cycle ride.

St. Ives is situated on the north coast of Cornwall. Historically St’Ives was a fishing port but today it is a busy holiday resort with an attraction for artists because of its famous lighting conditions. You will find plenty of pubs, cafes, shops and restaurants to explore and enjoy in St.Ives.




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