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Another Season Rolls On

The Celtic Coastal and Celtic Canter events from Wall wrapped up the Audax UK 2019 season nicely. Numbers were down a bit, probably due to the truly horrible weather the day before and the forecast light rain and strong winds. There may have been a little weather trepidation at the Départ but Chris Rayne’s parting shot of “it will be sunny later” certainly proved correct, even if early climbs took us up into the clouds. Winds never seemed quite from the direction expected as the road and the eddies turned back and forth along the cliffs and lanes, and riders enjoyed an exhilarating mix of headwind, cross wind and going well, along with some spectacular seascapes. Back at the Arrivée we were well rewarded with hot soup, sandwiches and cakes – many thanks to Chris and Liz for organizing and feeding us, and helpers Trevor and Simon at Wall and Peter (and Max) at The Apple Tree. Results are on the AUK site – linked and summarised below.

If you rode one of the Wall events paying the £3 insurance supplement for non-members you can take advantage of an offer from AUK membership to deduct £3 from your joining fee. More details are in the flyer here, or on the AUK site.

Don’t forget that in addition to the AUK membership benefits, if you’ve ridden one of the Audax Kernow events AUK membership also qualifies you to purchase an Audax Kernow jersey. Details of the jersey are in this post – we currently have a S, M, L and XL in the full zip short sleeve version, plus a limited selection of the long sleeved and 3/4 zip variants.  Email us using this link if you are interested.

Audax 50km Badge60km Celtic Canter
AUK id 19-629
10 riders listed
Audax 100km Badge100km The Celtic Coastal
AUK id 19-571
15 riders listed
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Last Audax Kenow events this year – September 29th

Don’t miss the chance to ride a last Audax this season. The Celtic Canter and Celtic Coastal events are running at the end of September this year – just nipping into the 2019 Audax UK calendar year.

These events start from the Methodist Hall at Wall, near Carnhell Green, and offer a choice of 60km or 100km scenic routes in the far West. Always an enjoyable and exciting ride whatever the weather, with welcoming refreshments at the finish.

Click on the thumbnails below for more information about the routes. If you enter in advance via the AUK site (follow these links: Celtic Canter and Celtic Coastal), you’ll be sent a GPX file as well as a route sheet. Or roll up on the day in good time to enter on the line.

 

 

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Paris Brest Paris Randonneur 2019

Congratulations to three new PBP “Anciens”. All three local riders who took part in the 19th edition of the Paris Brest Paris Randonneur – Kevin Talbot, Paul Nelson and Simon Evans – completed the ride this morning. As it happens, all three also included the 300km Many Rivers to Cross event back at Easter as part of their qualification series for the event.

Click on the images below for stage timings. Unfortunately the tracker this time did not show distances, just timings for arrival at each control, but you can view the route on the ACP site here.

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Audax events in 2019

Audax Kernow events for 2019 are all now calendared, and I have updated the information on this site. As usual I’ve also included links for forthcoming events in Devon. If you are interested in travelling further afield, check out the complete calendar on the new AUK site. The full web site is under construction, but if you are new to Audax or have questions about what it is or how it works this is the place to find out more.

Apple Tree Cafe Control SignYou can now download a PDF flyer to publicise the first Audax Kernow events of the year in April (Falmouth and Penzance events) and May (Devoran). There’ll be an update available next month to include the Mines and Mineral Railways events and the Celtic Coastal and Celtic Canter events starting from Wall. The Wall events are running earlier this year, on 29th September rather than in October, which conveniently brings them into the AUK 2019 season too.

The poster is going up in number of Cornish bike shops, cafés and other places frequented by cyclists. If you know of a venue that we’ve missed, or would like a laminated copy to display in another good location, please let us know.

 

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Mines and Mineral Railways ON-road and OFF-road

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  brindisijones@tiscali.co.uk .
  • 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.)
Audax 50km Badge67km
Starts 10:00
no AAA Mines and Mineral Railways (ON-road)
AUK id 19-836
Details from Audax UK site
Audax 50km Badge66km
Starts 10:00
no AAA Mines and Mineral Railways (OFF-road)
AUK id 19-837
Details from Audax UK site
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