Category: Completed Events 2017

The Audax UK season runs from 1st October to the end of September, so the local 2017 season started with the 23rd October events from Connor Downs, and the last few months of 2017 fall in the 2018 season.

If you complete an event within the time limits and with a valid Brevet you will be included in the number of riders finished and you will usually appear on the full AUK results list for the event. You can order cloth badges and metal medals for the standard distances, and Grimpeur medals for AAA points, online from the Audax UK website.

Ed’s Mince Pie and Mulled Wine – 4 December 2016

4 December, 2016
Starting from Caharrack
Organiser Eddie Angell

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Eddie’s ride is always a winter treat, and this year we were blessed with dry weather – and a keen wind to sharpen the appetite.

As usual, the ride was more or less fully booked. 77 riders made it to the start, and every one completed the ride with valid brevet – well done all of us!

Greed and good spirits tend to keep the pace lively on the way out to the control and this year we had the wind (mainly) helping us as well. We got a bit of buffeting on the tandem, so knew it would be essential to refuel well before the return.Higher Lanner Farm Control

As in previous years, huge thanks are due to Wendy for the warm welcome and legendary refreshments. The spread at the farm was imposing, varied and delicious as usual, with pasties, sausage rolls, scones and cakes all temptingly displayed. The collection for Parkinson’s raised £173.

eds2016simonThe return, as far as the tandem was concerned, was a bit more leisurely to allow for digestion as well as a long climb into a headwind.

A second welcome back at the arivée from Eddie and from the kitchen, where Simon and Liz were serving mulled wine and mince pies – a happy end to the event and a fitting start to the festive season.

Thanks to Eddie for once again organizing a splendid ride, and to helpers Peter Hansen, Simon Jones, Liz Rayne and of course Wendy Hayden.

50km Badge60km Ed’s Mince Pie & Mulled Wine 50
AUK id 16-16
77 riders listed
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Connor Downs 23 October 2016 – Celtic Coastal Ride Report

Despite the high wind forecasts there was a good turn out for the Celtic Coastal and Celtic Canter events, including a number of riders new to Audax.

Updated 6th December to add results links:

Audax 50km Badge60km No AAA Celtic Canter
AUK id 16-629
16 riders listed
Audax 100km Badge100km No AAA The Celtic Coastal
AUK id 16-547
52 riders listed

Thanks to Will Hancock for this ride report.

Celtic Coastal Audax 100k

And so to the end of a year of great riding, or rather I should say the start of another Audax season!  I got back cycling in 2014 following a running career curtailed by injury.  “ Get a bike Will, get a bike Will” said Cliff a work colleague and now fellow Audaxer, and after riding my first sportive (with Cliff) the Lands End 100 miler it was, “ride an Audax Will, the Dartmoor Devil is coming up….”  I was surprised to find that 100 km could be harder than 100 miles, especially when accompanied by all those steel bike riders, but liked the ethos and connoisseur feel of the Audax scene.

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