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Mines and Mineral Railways 30th June 2019

Over 100 riders on the Mines and Mineral Railways events enjoyed a day out up, down and along in mining country, most also taking advantage of the pasty lunch and cream tea.

There were 58 riders on the 67km on-road route who all finished well in time. The riders included several on e-bikes who successfully played off the power of legs and batteries to cover the terrain without running either flat.

An off-road route of similar distance is a much harder challenge and there were some DNFs but still 32 finishers, including one gritty rider who finished with 17 minutes in hand, then turned around to go back and urge on her flagging friend – she also made it, with 3 minutes to spare. Chapeaux all round, and many thanks to Simon and his helpers for the excellent organisation and feeding.

There are some pictures on the Falmouth Wheelers web site here and here. Results list are on the Audax UK site as linked below.

Audax 50km Badge67km Mines and Mineral Railways (ON-road)
AUK id 19-836
58 riders listed
Audax 50km Badge66km Mines and Mineral Railways (OFF-road)
AUK id 19-837
32 riders listed

 

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Devoran Events 12 May 2019

Another bit of luck with the weather, with all the riders enjoying a cool-ish but very sunny day.

First off were the Lizard and the Camel riders, on a slightly modified route (due to knee-deep chippings at White Cross) which took the recommended route distance up to 212km.

A very good field this year, including club groups from One and All Cycling and Wadebridge Coasters CC. Special kudos to the latter for virtually passing their collective front doors at well over half way before starting the return leg. There are some excellent pictures of their day on Facebook here and here.

The 110km Red River Blue Sea event was off next at 9:00. The route is a figure of eight giving the riders a scenic loop around West Penwith, and two bites of the cherry (or what you fancy) at Gwithian.

Finally the 56km Peter’s Point riders set off for a round trip to the Gwithian control. There was a good mix of riders of all ages, including several on electric bikes.

A few more pictures from the D├ępart here.

The first riders on the short route started to arrive back around lunchtime, soon interspersed with the fastest on the 100km route. The Randoneurs started to return in the early evening with everyone through by about half past seven – some relieved, some triumphant and all in very good spirits.

Congratulations to everyone who took part and made it such a pleasant day all round, and special thanks from the organiser to all the helpers on the day.

Results on the Audax UK site; see links below.

Audax 200km Badge210km Lizard and the Camel
AUK id 19-765
28 riders listed
Audax 100km Badge110km Red River Blue Sea
AUK id 19-106
18 riders listed
Audax 50km Badge56km Peter’s Point
AUK id 19-767
18 riders listed
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Pictures from the Devoran Events 12 May 2019

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Penzance Easter Sunday 2019

These events have a bit of a reputation for extreme weather adding to the challenge of the routes, but this year’s glorious April sunshine must redress the balance!

Click on a photo below for a full size image.

16 August – Edited to add results list links.

Audax 200km Badge207km AAA Gold Grimpeur Medal3.75 AAA Four Hundreds 200
AUK id 19-326
4 Riders listed
Audax 300km Badge306km AAA Gold Grimpeur Medal5 AAA Many Rivers to Cross
AUK id 19-341
7 Riders listed
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Falmouth Audax Events 2019

A pity the Easter weather didn’t arrive earlier for the Falmouth events – well done to those who braved the winds and wet! See this report of the Cornish 100.

The results lists are on the Audax UK site; see links below.

Audax 100km Badge107km A Cornish 100
AUK id 19-135
32 riders listed
Audax 50km Badge50km A Bunny Hop
AUK id 19-134
9 riders listed
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