Category: Pictures

Header pictures: Riders on the Celtic Costal – Geevor mine on the Golowjy ha Bal – Riders on the Mines and Mineral Railways Off-road. All 2013, courtesy of Chris Rayne.

See these posts for more pictures of past events and links to galleries of interest.

Mines and Mineral Railways Events 26 June 2016

Great rides, tasty pasty and cream tea. Good to see so many riders from up country, including another tandem.

Shame about the weather but off-roaders like it muddy don’t they.

More photos from the event available on Google photos and Facebook.

Audax 50km Badge
no AAA Mines and Mineral Railways (ON-road)
AUK id 16-836
35 riders listed
Audax 50km Badge
no AAA Mines and Mineral Railways (OFF-road)
AUK id 16-837
45 riders listed
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Falmouth Events 3rd April 2016

Riders on Audax April 2016The Falmouth events started in dreary wet and windy conditions but the weather gods relented and we saw plenty of sunshine, even if the descent to Porthleven required a bit more pedalling that we’ve come to expect!

There is now a full gallery of photos from the events on the Falmouth Wheelers’ website. Links to the lists of finishers below. If anyone would like to send me a report on “how it was for them” I’d be glad to put it here on the site – would be great to have some impressions from those new to Audax.

Thanks to Phil for organising, helpers for helping, and cake and sandwich makers for the scrummy refreshments – everything well up to the standards we’ve come to expect!

Audax 50km Badge
A Bunny Hop
AUK id 16-134
45 riders listed
Audax 100km Badge
A Cornish 100
AUK id 16-135
55 riders listed
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Mists and Mellow Fruitfullness

Rders starting Celtic CoastalWhat 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.

Audax 100km Badge104km
Starts 09:30
No AAA The Celtic Coastal
AUK id 15-547
42 riders listed
Audax 50km Badge60km
Starts 10:00
No AAA Celtic Canter
AUK id 15-629
18 riders listed


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Mines and Mineral Railways Events 2015

28 June, 2015
Starting from Carharrack
Organiser Simon Jones

Cream teaA very murky start to the rides this year, leading to the surreal experience of riding up Carn Brea with the monument completely hidden in the mist. The weather improved dramatically around the mid-point return to Carharrack for pasties, ending with sunshine and a delightful cream tea.

Chris Rayne has photos of the events here.

An unexpectedly large number of last minute arrivals left some would-be off-roaders disappointed this year – a reminder to enter ahead or at least warn the organiser if large parties are intending to enter “on the line”.

Audax 50km Badge67km
Starts 10:00
no AAA Mines and Mineral Railways (ON-road)
AUK id 15-836
25 riders listed
Audax 50km Badge66km
Starts 10:00
no AAA Mines and Mineral Railways (OFF-road)
AUK id 15-837
38 riders listed
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Kernow and Southwest 2015 Penzance Control

Simon Jones at the Penzance ControlIn response to a short-notice request from the general direction of Exeter, Audax Kernow organisers and web admin plus Falmouth Wheelers SR Trevor ran the Penzance control for the Kernow and South West 6oo km Audax this weekend.



Simon Jones took on provisioning and organised the crew, Peter Hansen managed the paperwork, both with the ease of decades of experience, while for Trevor and me it was a chance to see the strange world of the multi-day event from the other side of the counter for the first time.

A rich aromascape kept Max entertained too.

Here are some pictures of riders leaving the control, fed, watered and we hope refreshed for the next stage of this challenging ride.

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