The Miners Way

The Miners Way

We run two rides in the Miners Way series, Mines and Mineral is a 12-mile route and Mining and The Church is a 9-mile route. Both exploring the rich mining history of the West Cornwall, areas not shown on the hit TV show Poldark. We explore some of Cornwall's highest areas, taking in some amazing views of the North Cornish Coast as far as St Ives and Carbis Bay. 

Both routes are planned in such a way that we have plenty of time to explore and take photos and accommodates for those with shorter legs and those who may want a slower pace. 

The rides are mainly off road on man-made paths and bridleways, some of which are rocky and stony and by no means flat. We do, however, have plenty of time and pushing is perfectly acceptable.

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Mines and Minerals

On this 12 mile tour of West Cornwall, we visit the heartland of Cornwall mining heritage. We exploring the rich mining history of the West Cornwall, areas not shown on the TV show Poldark. Visiting Carn Brea and take in the amazing view's of the North Cornish Coast as far as St Ives and Carbis Bay. 

  • A family friendly ride exploring West Cornwall's rich mining history

  • 12 miles, 19 kilometres

  • 274 meters ascent

  • 5 hours total riding time

  • Suitable for mountain bikes and hybrids, not suitable for road bikes 

  • £25, Adult £15 child under 16. Reductions for group bookings

Mining and the church

On this 9 mile tour of West Cornwall, we see how mining and the church went hand in hand. We exploring an amazing amphitheatre in the heart of mining country, where hundreds came together. Slight off centre away from the normal tourist areas and into the old industrial areas of Cornwall.

  • A family friendly ride visiting some of Cornwall's hidden gems.

  • 9 miles, 14 kilometres

  • 198 meters ascent

  • 5 hours total riding time

  • Suitable for mountain bikes and hybrids, not suitable for road bikes 

  • £25, Adult £15 child under 16. Reductions for group bookings

What's included 

  • Fully guided route
  • Vehicle support (in case of emergencies)
  • Mechanical support
  • Afternoon coffee
  • First aid cover

What you'll need to bring

  • Suitable clothing for the weather, including a waterproof jacket and a warm layer for when we take breaks.
  • An inner tube to fit your bike and any specific parts or tools your bikes needs.
  • Packed lunch.
  • A rucksack for above (shoulder bags are not suitable.
  • Suitable footwear (trainers or similar)
  • Water (approximately 1 litre)

Pricing 

  • £25 Adult, £15 Children under 16 years of age 

  • £40 group of 3, 1 adults, 2 children
  • £60 group of 4, 2 adults, 2 children

  • £80 group of 4 adults
  • £100 group of 6 with exclusivity (Mix of any number of adults or children)

If the above pricing structures do not match you group dynamics please Email us direct, phil@swcycletours.co.uk 

We always keep the group numbers low so you get the best possible experience, we will not exceed eight on any trip. 

Adults who are accompanying children are responsible for those children at all times. So, please when booking be mindful of this when considering the ratios of adults to children and the age of those children.