Under one of the lesser known rules of AUK, an event organizer and helpers involved on the day are entitled to ride a calendar event in the two weeks before the date of the event itself. Thus it was that we set off yesterday to route check the Lizard and the Camel, and hopefully have a good day out in the May sunshine.
The 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!
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.