28 June, 2015
Starting from Carharrack Organiser Simon Jones
A very murky start to the rides this year, leading to the surreal experience of riding up Carn Brea with the monument completely hidden in the mist. The weather improved dramatically around the mid-point return to Carharrack for pasties, ending with sunshine and a delightful cream tea.
Chris Rayne has photos of the events here.
An unexpectedly large number of last minute arrivals left some would-be off-roaders disappointed this year – a reminder to enter ahead or at least warn the organiser if large parties are intending to enter “on the line”.
7 June, 2015
Starting from Hewas Water Organiser Kathryn Mcfarlane
These events were organised by Probus Pedallers to raise funds for the Merlin MS Centre.
This year a new 50km “Clay Country Tour” ride started alongside the 100km “Merlin’s Coast to Coast”.
Both excellent rides enjoyed by a good field, not all of whom appear on the finishers lists below.
In response to a short-notice request from the general direction of Exeter, Audax Kernow organisers and web admin plus Falmouth Wheelers SR Trevor ran the Penzance control for the Kernow and South West 6oo km Audax this weekend.
Simon Jones took on provisioning and organised the crew, Peter Hansen managed the paperwork, both with the ease of decades of experience, while for Trevor and me it was a chance to see the strange world of the multi-day event from the other side of the counter for the first time.
A rich aromascape kept Max entertained too.
Here are some pictures of riders leaving the control, fed, watered and we hope refreshed for the next stage of this challenging ride.
We saw a total of 71 riders leave Devoran on Sunday. Despite some of the usual suspects being away from home “The Granite and Serpentine Way” saw more riders listed than any year since 2008: ourselves on tandem, thirteen on geared solos and one on fixed wheel. Navigational mistakes and Garmin-assisted sailing on past controls led to a rather high DNF count on “A Lizard Loop” but all twelve who started the “Carns and Killas” had their brevet cards in good order for the finish.
There are some pictures from the event in the Falmouth Wheelers’ Photo Gallery.
Many thanks to the controllers, Jennifer Petzing at Towednack, Peter Hansen at Lizard Village and to everyone at Little Pengelley Tea Rooms.
12 April, 2015
Starting from Falmouth Organiser Adrian Hitchman
This year saw a particularly good turn out on the Cornish 100. Over 100 riders set off into a breezy Cornish spring day, jerseys of every hue making a splendid display around Pendennis head and beside the Falmouth beaches before the main business of the route. A stiff Sou’westerly was noticeable on the route down to Longrock, but provided some welcome assistance on the climb out of Gweek and on the route back to Falmouth.
There are links to the results lists below, and pictures of the events on the Falmouth Wheelers site.