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.
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Early riders at the Lizard control
All sunshine and smiles for the Falmouth Wheelers events on Sunday.
Bunnie Hoppers lingering at the Star Inn
Spring finally arrived, leaving some riders feeling a little overdressed but no doubt relieved not to negotiate the torrential rain, gales and snow we’ve had to put up with this winter.
With blue skies, calm creeks and sheltered lanes on the routes, and sausage-in-a-bun added to the usual feast of delights back at the Cricket Club arivée, the mood was upbeat and the thanks profuse – to Phil Conroy the organizer, cooks and kitchen helpers, and of course the weather gods.
See the Falmouth Wheelers website for more photos.
Provisional results lists now on the Audax UK site; see links below.
Calling the new 100km ride “Blue Sea” was probably tempting fate.
The day was mostly overcast and often mizzley, and riders on the West Penwith loop had difficulty seeing Lanyon Quoit, let alone the glorious view out to sea that makes the climb worthwhile. Nevertheless, we had a cheerful field who made the most of two stops at the new Gwithian Church Hall control and returned in good spirits to Devoran and rather nicer weather. As did the small but select group of Peter’s Point riders – everyone finishing in good time and probably the least damp of the day’s entrants.
The Lizard and the Camel 200km was more of a challenge in this year’s weather than last year’s sunshine, but the riders rose to the occasion brilliantly with nearly all the starters finishing. A number of last year’s riders took it on again, and two riders new to the distance gained their “Randonneur” status – chapeau!
Thanks to Peter, Eddie and Chris for expertly manning the Gwithian control, and to all the riders for taking part, playing the game, and making the day fun.
Links to the lists of finishers on the AUK site below. There are two sets of photos on the Facebook group.
Chris Rayne’s photos here:
Results lists on the Audax UK site as linked below.