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Cycle parking in the centre of St Ives

Three streets in St Ives that are miraculously free of parked cars.

A nice little cut-through in St Ives - except for the parked cars.

An unusual e-cargo bike in St Ives

Start of byway - I haven't tested it, but cyclists should be able to get through to the Helford River at the head of Porth Navas Creek.

Helston's main street closed all day for Flora Day.

The A394 in Helston briefly closed for Flora Day - only the 7am dance comes this way, the others stay closer to the town centre.

Well-hidden cycle stands alongside the platform at St Ives station.

Access to a road a couple of hundred metres away - but you can't take a bike either way on the coastal footpath.

In theory I suppose that's a modal filter up there. You could get a bike to the coast here but can't take it either way on the coastal footpath.

One of Penzance's new Cycle Hubs near the bus station.

A smaller version of Penzance's new cycle hubs

Pedestrian link from Causewayhead, Penzance, to new cycle parking in a car park.

One of Penzance's new Cycle Hubs, in a car park near Causewayhead.

.. but what is this nonsense? (see #182651) - Cyclists Dismount sign where cars are obviously free to move around - on the way to new cycle parking in a car park just off Causewayhead, Penzance. (And why so far above the ground?)

So far so good... sign to new cycle parking in a car park just off Causewayhead, Penzance

Modal filter, Penzance

Two sets of cycle stands on NCN route 3 in Mevagissey

Ridiculous barriers to anyone except fit pedestrians on the way to the Mevagissey Model Railway

Sustrans 'milepost' on NCN route 3 entering Mevagissey

NCN route 3 crossing the A390 in Truro - no traffic lights, so good luck.

Lots of lycra leaving Land's End at 9am on a May Sunday morning.

Start of off-road section of NCN route 3 from Land's End to Sennen

Off-road section of NCN route 3, Sennen

Start of off-road section of NCN route 3 towards Sennen

NCN route 3 east from Land's End.

Start of NCN route 3 from Land's End (the wooden gate has been replaced, not much change since 2016 otherwise - see #81994)

Part of a small (free) exhibition at Land's End about the history of the Land's End to John O'Groats journey.

Part of a small (free) exhibition at Land's End about the history of the Land's End to John O'Groats journey.

Entry to a small (free) exhibition at Land's End about the history of the Land's End to John O'Groats journey.

No Cycling on this section of the Cornish coastal path owned by the National Trust

Not intended for cycling, but a short section of the Cornish coastal footpath has been improved by the National Trust for wheelchair use.

Shared-use section of NCN route 32 turning left at a roundabout on the edge of Newquay

NCN route 32 heading south from Newquay (route sign just out of sight to the right)

Start of bridleway onto the National Trust's Penrose Estate - first on a farm track, then alongside

Bridleway beside a farm track on the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Route signs (kilometres, not miles) at the end of the new bridleway onto the National Trust's Penrose Estate

End of the new bridleway onto the National Trust's Penrose Estate

New bridleway on the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Access to the new bridleway onto the National Trust's Penrose Estate

The new bridleway onto the National Trust's Penrose Estate

The only gate on the new bridleway onto the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Start of new bridleway onto the National Trust's Penrose Estate (not yet on any online mapping or satellite imagery)

Penzance Cycle Hub - covered parking for 30 bikes. Well, it's a start.

Start of pop-up lane closure following the closure of Market Jew St, Penzance, to private vehicles

Clive Mitchell Cycles, Unit 1, Chapel Parc, Summercourt TR8 5AH Right by the A30 (also on Calenick St in Truro)

Amped E-Motion Cycles, 9B A30 Business Park, Lodge Way, Indian Queens TR9 6FZ At the A30/A39 junction - handy for car drivers...

Cycle parking, Penryn station

Cycle Solutions, Penryn

Stands for long bikes, Penryn

The West Kernow Way heads north from the A394.

Doing the West Kernow Way in reverse, you'd turn left here onto the A394 for about 300 metres.

The West Kernow Way turns left onto the A394 for about 300 metres.

The obvious coastal route into Falmouth - open for two-way motor traffic, although one-way with two-way cycling might be preferable.

Sign to bike shop, Liskeard

Cross the A394 here for a quiet route down into Helston

A slightly more direct back lane taking cyclists off the A394 for a couple of miles (signed as a dead-end to the right, though you could reach the A394 and Porthleven if you wanted)

A slightly more direct back lane taking cyclists off the A394 for a couple of miles

Cyclists give way to everyone - on the bridleway constructed by the National Trust between Porthleven and the Penrose Estate

Start of bridleway constructed by the National Trust as a cycle route between Porthleven and the Penrose Estate

Start of bridleway constructed by the National Trust as a cycle route between Porthleven and the Penrose Estate

The coast road has totally washed away, so there's only a footpath ahead - or turn left for the cycle route to Loe Bar

Modal filter, Porthleven (there is a slightly wider road to the left)

Bike hire, Porthleven

This could be a useful link to Tesco and the north side of Helston.

This cut-through is the only route into Helston that doesn't require using the A394 bypass, and should have been built for cycling from the start.

Dropped kerb, but barriers too - this cut-through is the only route into Helston that doesn't require using the A394 bypass, and should have been built for cycling from the start.

New housing off the Helston bypass - car-dominated, of course, but with traffic-calming and the roads are relatively narrow and don't encourage fast driving.

Mobile bike-repair service based somewhere here - thebikefairy.co.uk.

Mobile bike-repair service based somewhere here - thebikefairy.co.uk.

A cut-through that's shown on online mapping as a dead-end (clear enough on an OS map though).

A cut-through that's shown on online mapping as a dead-end (clear enough on an OS map though).

A cut-through that's shown on online mapping as a dead-end (clear enough on an OS map though).

A cut-through that's not on online mapping - probably an historic route to/from Mawgan church.

A cut-through that's not on online mapping - probably an historic route to/from Mawgan church.

Steps on the link to the closed road past Penair School, Truro

Steps towards the closed road past Penair School, Truro

Useful cut-through towards central Truro

Dropped kerb needed on this useful cut-through

Useful cut-through towards central Truro

Roundabout and steps in the housing estate near Penair School, Truro

Junction of alleys, not shown on online mapping.

Junction of alleys, not shown on online mapping.

Pedestrian cut-through, not shown on online mapping.

One of many cut-throughs in this area of Truro

Private road, one of many cut-throughs in this area of Truro

One of many cut-throughs in this area of Truro

One of many cut-throughs in this area of Truro

Start of lane to Malpas and St Clement

Start of closed road past Penair School, Truro

It's bizarre to have a closed road past Penair School, Truro, but only stepped access to the school.

Steps from the closed road past Penair School, Truro

Link from the closed road past Penair School, Truro

Link from the closed road past Penair School, Truro

Modal filter, but without a dropped kerb, on a closed road past Penair School, Truro

Modal filter, but without a dropped kerb, on a closed road past Penair School, Truro

No dropped kerb, not signed as cycle access to Waitrose - the road access is a very long way around.

Not a cycle shelter, and not signed as cycle access to Waitrose - the road access is a very long way around.

Small cycle shelter at Waitrose, Truro

NCN route 3 arriving in Truro - cyclists can use the shared-use footway to cross the A390 just the left.

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