10 August, 2014 from Connor Downs Organiser Chris Rayne
Audax Kernow riders 1, Ex-hurricane Bertha 0.
Despite the repeated ominous weather forecasts, 14 riders turned out for the Connor Downs events and were rewarded with a bright and breezy ride – no gales, no rain, no floods, no carnage. Some even reported more tailwinds than headwinds all the way round, though it was still a day that called for some serious work and smart riding. Serious and smart eating naturally follows – the riders on the Celtic Coastal were able to brunch in the sun at the Apple Tree Café, and everyone enjoyed a good spread back at the Arrivée.
19 July, 2014
Starting from Penzance Organiser Martyn Aldis
A couple of pictures from this event.
6 July, 2014 from Carharrack Organiser Simon Jones
We had a total of 55 starters for the two events, more for the off-road, including 16 women. The youngest rider was a girl of 13 and in the offroad a lad of 14. The weather was fine and a bit cooler than last year. We had to do a bit a hedgetrimming to clear undergrowth along the offroad route but there were still signs of bloody arms and legs on the offroaders from
“bramble rash” but this was all taken in good spirit by the time they tucked into their jam and scones at the finish.
One rider emailed “Can I just say what an amazing day I had yesterday,
what a great event! I will definitely be there again next year! Thanks”.
Thanks to the riders who participated and raised a modest sum for Cornwall Hospice Care.
Chris Rayne has some excellent photos of the event here:
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Finishers lists are available from the links below.
Many thanks to all who helped and took part in the hugely successful first edition of Merlin’s Coast to Coast. 85 riders took part in the ride and all came back with smiles on their faces, despite the challenging hills in the second half of the ride. The occasion was made even more successful by the wonderful spread of food at the finish and many thanks to all those who contributed to the catering.
Next year there we hope to run a 50k ride alongside the 100k, which hopefully will result in an even greater number of participants.
18 May, 2014
Starting from Devoran Organiser Martyn Aldis
The change of venue was blessed with particularly fine warm weather, and 65 riders took off from Devoran on the three very different routes, returning to Devoran for cakes and crumble, with custard hot or cold.
There is a “tongue in cheek” ride report on the Falmouth Wheeler’s web site, and some photos.
Links below to the results lists – these show riders who completed in time with a valid Brevet card – unfortunately a few people failed to control so don’t appear here.