Excellent day out yesterday both on tarmac and on trails – who’d have thought we would be glad of a drop of rain to keep things cool for a while.
Chris Rayne has provided some excellent photos of the event as usual.
Chris’s own events, the Celtic Coastal and the Celtic Canter on the 21st October are now registered in the AUK calendar for the 2018/19 season and are open for entries. I’ve added these and other local(ish) events currently registered to our list of forthcoming events.
Here’s hoping the forecasters have got it right, and Audax Kernow’s second date of the season is as warm and sunny as last month’s rides from Falmouth.
On-line entries are now closed, but you can still enter on the day – come early and enjoy a cuppa before you set off.
See you there.
Very belatedly, here are the links to results for the October Celtic Coastal and Celtic Canter events and Ed’s Mince Pie and Mulled Wine event in December.
Both events went ahead very enjoyably despite unforeseen problems – so special thanks to organisers who (re)organised, riders who turned out despite poor weather forecasts, cake makers and tea pourers all.
…the office desk and the bed. Yes, tracking LEL riders has been hard work for me, with a real shock about how long the event seems to go on when also trying to do a bit of normal life as well. I hope we’ll have a report from a rider at some point but in the meanwhile for anyone who hasn’t had tracking fever this week the bare bones are that in the 117 hours category Kevin from the far west finished with hours in hand but sadly Trevor from Helston had to abandon with an Achilles tendon problem after just a glimpse of Scotland. Robin from Mylor rode in the 100hr category and finished with a good buffer intact in spite of two long sleep stops. It’s quite possible he even had time to shave. One rider who certainly did not was Anco from the Netherlands who completed the 1440km event in about 63 hours.
Good luck to our Audax Kernow riders!
You can follow their progress via Rider Tracking on the London Edinburgh London website.
Robin Snelson A35
Trevor Stephens BB32
Kevin Talbot EE37
And a reminder from 2013 of how it feels to finish …