Two Audax Kernow events for April are now on the AUK Calendar.
The Falmouth Wheelers’ Cornish 100 and Bunny Hop rides will run on 14th April – a week before Easter this year, as Easter is so late.
The Penzance X-rated 200km and 300km events will run on the 21st – Easter Sunday. As 2019 is a Paris-Brest-Paris year they are running as BRM (Brevet de Randonneur Mondial) events and can be used as part of a PBP qualifying series.
I’ll be updating our own calender and Facebook page with these events sometime later this year, with others as they are calendared.
No Ed’s Mince Pie and Mulled Wine Audax this December to look forward to I’m afraid, but many years of a very special ride to look back on and celebrate. As far as I can ascertain, this ride started in December 2007, running first from Connor Downs before moving more recently to Carharrack, and only missed one year (due to icy weather in 2011) in those 11 years. I’m sure everyone who has ever taken part will want to thank Eddie Angell and Wendy Wallis for all their past efforts and successes in warming parts other rides don’t reach.
Ready for the big day
Could you help run Audax events in Cornwall? The current organisers are keen to bring on some new talent and extend the number of events that run locally.
To be eligible to become an AUK Organiser, you need to be a member and preferably a Randonneur – that is have completed a 200km Audax event at some point. You also need to be familiar with the style of local Populaire rides, as this is the main focus of Audax riding in Cornwall (it’s Not Norfolk).
There’s more information on the responsibilities and requirements on the AUK website. As a new organiser you will be assigned one of the local organisers as a mentor to guide you through the process for the first time. If you have an idea for your own route they can help turn that into a valid distance event, or they can give you details of some routes that Audax Kernow has run in the past to get you started.
A good spread at the Arrivée is always welcome
Organising an event can be as much of a challenge as riding one, but there is good support locally and nationally and immense satisfaction to be had from giving the riders a “grand day out”. It’s a chance to pass on to others the enjoyment you’ve had from your own rides and capitalise on your knowledge of what makes cycling in Cornwall great.
If you think this might be for you, do contact any of the organisers to discuss or get in touch with an email to the group.
Great day out starting in the mist but clearing to give mellow autumn warmth and sparkling views to sea.
Falmouth Wheelers have ride reports on the Celtic Coastal and the Celtic Canter on their website, and also some photos of the start.
Update: Results now up on the AUK site – see links below.
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.