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.
Sunday 30th June 2019
Starting from Carharrack Organiser Simon Jones
A longstanding and popular Cornish randonnée in dual format – a 67km route on the tarmac for the roadies, and a 66km parallel off-road route for the mountain bikers, which is 90% off-road and has some technical bits. Both trace the now scenic industrial landscape of the Copper Kingdom and the Great Flat Lode, returning to the Carharrack hall twice with the option of enjoying a pasty lunch and a cream tea.
Please order your food in advance using one of these entry methods to pay and to make your choice of meat or veggie pasty and either rice pudding or scone with cream and jam:
- Online entry from the ukcyclist website .
- Customised entry form available by emailing Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Adding £3 to your postal entry + stating if you want meat/veg pasty + either rice pudding or scones & jam. (Standard form available from the links below.)