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The year is turning …

Another Audax season about to close – and the new one to start. Our first local events are the Celtic Coastal and Celtic Canter from Connor Downs on 23rd October.

I have added a GPX file for the Celtic Canter route, but note that you will have to change the extension (from .txt to .gpx) as this web site won’t accept a GPX file upload. The file is also available (with the correct extension) from the Facebook group here. There is also a downloadable poster you can use to advertise the events.

Update 18 October: GPS navigational files now available for the Celtic Coastal.

40thrandonneur2016 was Audax UK’s 40th year, and there are some special commemorative badges to celebrate. We had a number of first-time and existing randonneurs this year who are entitled to the one on the left, and at least one local rider will be receiving the “40@40” award (that’s over 40 points – 4000km – in events of 200km or more).

Plenty to celebrate for Audax Kernow too. We’ve had some cracking events and most of the organizers have obviously been sacrificing appropriately to the weather gods. Lots of new riders and people extending their distances. We provided the Penzance control for the Kernow and South West 600 and our TLC was very much appreciated. And we now have a Facebook group to help everyone keep in touch.

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The Dartmoor Devil @ 9

30 October, 2016
106km cycling event starting from Bovey Tracey, Devon
Organiser Kevin Presland, CTC Devon

Details and entry from Audax UK site

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East Devon Escape

4 September, 2016
55km cycling event starting from Budleigh Salterton, Devon Organiser Steven Medlock, CS Dynamo

Details and entry from Audax UK site

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New Facebook Group

We now have an Audax Kernow Facebook group for all those interested in sharing information about Audax events, home and away.

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Has it stopped raining yet?

Maybe a sniff of spring in the air and time to think about your Audax riding this year?

AudaxPosterThumbnailOur calendar now includes all the Audax UK registered events we’ve identified in Cornwall and Devon, and the spring poster is available showing events on Cornish roads. You’ll notice that Audax UK has had a new logo, and new badges and medals will be available this year.

Quite a few local riders will be heading up to Exeter on March 20th for Pippa Wheeler’s Mad March events. The Coast and Quantocks is popular early season event with a scenic route – it has been not a little wet the last few years, so we’ll wish blue skies and warm tailwinds for the riders.

Nearer to home and gentler by far, the first of our Audax Kernow events are the two Falmouth Wheelers’ Brevet Populaires on 3rd of April – as usual it’s the week after Easter, so quite early this year. Adrian Hitchman has retired as organiser this year, and Phil Conroy has taken over, so many thanks to Adrian and his helpers for all the great rides in the past, and good luck to Phil and team. You can help and encourage Phil by entering in advance, or at least arriving on the day nice and early with the right money in hand!

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