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Friday, 27 August 2010


Lands End - John O' Groats - Lands End ...on a bike...5 Days 21 Hours(ish)!

Ben crosses the finishing line in a Cornish dawn congratulated by supporters and a crowd of well-wishers.

Emotional moments as the scale of the achievement is realised.

Time to reflect.

It says it all.

The last time I stayed up all night to see something like this, Neil Armstrong said something about small steps and giant leaps....well this was one hell of a bike ride and rockets were involved on both occasions!

Well done Ben and all of the support team.


Thursday, 26 August 2010


It's adddictive...watching the progress of a superman clad in lycra as he pedals towards the record books (and past Lower Treave).

Lets all get out there and cheer him on to the finish.....!!!

Tell your grandchildren you were there! Tell them you saw the Rockett Man!


Tuesday, 24 August 2010


Check out this two-wheeled phenomenon!

Ben Rockett....real name...attempting the Lands End - John O' Groats - Lands End world record on a bike.

ETA passing Lower Treave early Friday morning (but watch the blog tracker for updates).

Rockett Rides

Good luck Ben!


Monday, 23 August 2010

LOST....and FOUND!

I found this in the tumble dryers this morning....I think it's an earing...and not being a modern man I cannot imagine where else you might have a me a match and its yours!


Saturday, 21 August 2010




Pitch 19

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Friday, 20 August 2010


Here's a great piece from myCornwall TV....and if 'Jack' isn't Jake's long lost brother...I'm a campsite owner!

Just off to check the fence on the chickens!


Tuesday, 17 August 2010

10,000 UP!

Congratulations to the 10,000th visitor to the blog.....(this number does not include those of you who access via the free wi-fi on site) were at the British Library in London this are a regular visitor to the were wearing a blue tie and a pink shirt and had museli for breakfast....

Actually.....we don't know about the tie and the museli...and the rest of the stuff is just from the stats that records where our readers are coming from, but we do know that if you get in touch with us we'll send you a 2011 'Wild Cornwall' calendar and thank you for reading the blog.

Blog On!


Saturday, 14 August 2010


Plucked this poor lady out of the radiator grill this morning.

Just a timely reminder that the site speed limit is 5mph....even for bikes! Don't want one of these going up your nose at high speed kids.

Thanks. Cyclesafe!

(Cordulegaster boltonii - Golden-ringed Dragonfly - female)



Why not go along to the new look Menaye Field (Alexander Road) this evening...and let me know how the team is shaping up for the season!


Thursday, 12 August 2010


The Cornishman

Thursday 12 August 2010

(Click on the image to read the review!)



Astronomers are predicting a dazzling display of shooting stars this evening as the Perseid meteor shower reaches a peak in activity.

The celestial light show is one of the highlights of the astronomical calendar and this year is expected to one of the best in recent history. The bright streaks of light are caused by tiny particles of debris left by a comet hurtling into the atmosphere at 135,000mph. The particles range from the size of a grain of sand to a pea and create white-hot streaks of superheated air when they burn up.

Perseids can appear in any part of the sky, with the brightest sailing across the heavens for a few seconds before fading away. About 60 to 100 shooting stars an hour are expected to be visible at about 11pm in parts of Britain where the skies are dark and free of clouds. In cities, where light pollution obscures much of the night sky, astronomers anticipate about 10 shooting stars an hour will be bright enough to be seen. Only two days after a new moon, there will be little moonlight to affect viewing.

The Perseid meteors appear in August every year, when the Earth moves through the trail of the Swift-Tuttle comet, which last passed close to the sun in 1992.


Saturday, 7 August 2010


Thanks for these Issie and Josh. Have you thought of careers in advertising!

Click on the images to get the full effect!



...and not a vertically challenged French campanologist in sight!

A return to sanity in tent design with a welcome comeback of the 'bell'.

You can get 22 scouts in one of these things (not the most pleasant of nights I've spent under canvas...feet to the middle, rucsacs around the outside and a distinct aroma of unwashed teenager in the air). 

These two families pitched up near the pond, complete with campaign could be forgiven for thinking you were in an episode of 'Sharpe'! Forget 'glamping'....this is just excellent camping in the penninsula style (Land's End that is, not Iberian)!


Thursday, 5 August 2010


We're often asked about electrical hook-ups for tents.

We have the pitches with hook-up capability (a box in the field with sockets on it) but you will need the bit of kit that gets your electricity from the box to your pitch.

Have a look at this....

The blue bit plugs into the box in the field, the cable runs to your tent and the distribution box sits inside your tent with 3, 13Amp 3-pin sockets available for you to use (behind the flaps). Just bear in mind though that the total rating for the unit is only 10 Amps, so thoughts of running your toaster, hair staighteners and a Baby Belling Cooker at one go off this have to be dismissed. But if it is a convenience to perhaps have a light running in the evening, a bit of battery charging for the essential iPhones and a little travel kettle, then this is the business.

Most camping retailers will have them. I found this at Towsure

Other retailers are available...and no, I'm not on commission!