July saw the final events of the Audax Kernow 2022 calendar – links to the AUK results lists below.
The 200km and 300km events from Penzance on 3rd July offered plenty of climbing and other challenges. It was a surprisingly chilly start with some stiff winds despite the sun, but a glorious end to the day in the far West to reward the small band of hardy riders who took these on.
The following week things had hotted up and riders on the events from Perranwell on 10th July enjoyed – or suffered – wall-to-wall sunshine. Entrants included several people trying their first Audax or their first 200km, and also Geoff Sharpe from Devon, on his 300th Audax. Chapeaux all round.
If you’ve enjoyed riding local Audaxes you might want to consider joining Audax UK. Full details on the AUK site here. Note that you if you paid the non-member insurance of £3 for an Audax Kernow event you can have a one-off discount of £3 on your membership.
Sunday 3rd July, 2022 Events from Penzance
Sunday 10th July, 2022 Events from Perranwell
We still have a few Audax Kernow jerseys available to AUK members who have ridden one of our events this season or in the past.
The jerseys have a strong Cornish theme and are designed to give excellent visibility as you can see from the photos below – you will definitely stand out in the crowd.
The jerseys are from Endura’s Custom Classic collection from 2017. These are good quality road-fit jerseys, made in Scotland. All still at 2017 prices, so very good value!
The remaining stock will be available at Perranwell on Sunday or you can email us using this link to reserve and arrange payment.
Jerseys still available:
- Short sleeved road jersey with full zip Sizes S, M and L £51.60
- Short sleeved road jersey with concealed 3/4 zip Size L £54
- Long-sleeved road jersey Size M £58.80
Audax Kernow jerseys in action
Dartmoor Devil (photo courtesy Graham Brodie)
Back view on a grey day
PBP (photo credit Maindru Photo)
Audax Kernow’s final events of the 2022 season are the Lizard and Camel, Red River Blue Sea, and Peter’s Point starting from Perranwell next Sunday, 10th July. No entries on the day, but there is still time to enter in advance – entries close midnight Friday 8th July.
Entry and payment is straightforward from the AUK web site for members and non-members, but in case of difficulty you can email us using this link and we’ll sort something out.
Online entry links:
Lizard and the Camel 200km
Red River Blue Sea 100 km
Peter’s Point 50km
These open the event pages on the AUK site with full details of each ride. You will need to log in to enter and pay – if you’ve already registered on the site this will fill your details in automatically. If you haven’t registered yet you’ll need to do that as part of the process – site registration is free.
Here’s a quick review of the Audax Kernow events since our restart after Covid 19 restrictions, with links to some photos and to the Audax UK results lists which show riders with validated brevets.
First were the Falmouth Wheelers’ Bunny Hop and Cornish 100 events run in September 2021 and, with a variation of route, in April this year. Then in May we had the 100km Celtic Coastal run by new organiser Charlie Jarrell. Last week saw the return of the Mines and Minerals On-road and Off road events. All well attended and much enjoyed, in varying weather conditions.
Sunday 26 September, 2021 – Photo gallery on the Falmouth Wheelers’ web site
Sunday 10 April, 2022 – Photo gallery on the Falmouth Wheelers’ web site
Sunday 15th May, 2022 – Facebook post and pictures
Sunday 19th June, 2022 – Facebook post and pictures
If you are entering one of the Mines and Mineral Railways events don’t forget to order your pasty and cream tea. There’s a new system this year so you can do this from the AUK site along with your entry. If you’ve entered already and missed the spot, it’s not too late to add your food order – just use the Audax Kernow part of the AUK Store to choose your pasty and cream tea or pudding.