4 September, 2016
55km cycling event starting from Budleigh Salterton, Devon Organiser Steven Medlock, CS Dynamo
Details and entry from Audax UK site
We now have an Audax Kernow Facebook group for all those interested in sharing information about Audax events, home and away.
Maybe a sniff of spring in the air and time to think about your Audax riding this year?
Our 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!
6 December, 2015
Starting from Carharrack Organiser Eddie Angell
Falmouth Wheelers Ladies – damp round the edges but delighted with Ed’s mince pie and mulled wine
Mizzle and drizzle, and a bit of a wind as well – but what did the riders care. ‘Tis the season to be jolly and very jolly we all were too on reaching the control. Wendy has moved to a new farmouse and the control had moved too (to the surprise of some old hands who failed to check their routesheets) but the spread was as magnificent as ever. The long climb back was pleasantly wind-assisted, but some more serious rain and fog on the higher ground gave everyone a bit of a wetting – warming mulled wine and mince pies were just the job.
The event attracted riders from far and wide, including the CTC group from Liskeard – see the ride report here.
Many thanks from all the riders to Eddie, Wendy and all the helpers for a great start to the festive season.
What a splendid start to the new Audax season! This is the first year the event has been held in November, and the new timing was rewarded with spectacular weather and an enthusiastic field of riders, including many new faces and some old stalwarts.
Pictures of the starts here.
A total of 89 riders started from Connor Downs. An early fog gave way to sunshine for most of the day, but lingered as mist or haze in places, providing some interesting light effects on what is always a scenic route. Some of us had the eerie experience of seeing the rocky outcrops on the left hand side of the road to Morvah brightly lit in sun while the field hedges disappeared in mist on the right. The temperatures were perfect for riding and for sitting outside at The Apple Tree Café control – indeed it was warmer and calmer than many a summer day.
62 of the 69 Celtic Coastal starters, and all 20 on the Cornish Canter, completed their rides and returned to welcome refreshments (including the excellent homemade cakes – thank you Liz!) back at the hall.
Many thanks to Chris Rayne and helpers for a great day out, and to all the riders for supporting the event.