Tag Archives: Brevet de Randonneur

Lizard and the Camel

16 July, 2017
Starting from Devoran
Organiser Martyn Aldis

210km event from Devoran village hall, planned with the first-time randonneur in mind.

The route provides more modest ascent than other 200s run in Cornwall but it is scenic in the literal sense. The Camel Trail is used for a 21km section but this can be avoided on supplied all-tarmac alternative. Controls at Lizard Village, Gwithian and Padstow, plus 2 information controls.

Includes free cereal and toast at the start and soup, pud and snacks at the finish, with shop and café opportunities at controls and elsewhere on route.

Audax 200km Badge210km
Starts 08:00
no AAA Lizard and the Camel
AUK id 17-765
Details and entry from Audax UK site
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Even More Rivers

11 June, 2017
Starting from Penzance
Organiser Martyn Aldis

308km Brevet de Randonneur, crossing the rivers Fal, Fowey, Lynher and Camel by ferries and bridges, large and small.

Based on the Many Rivers to Cross route but cutting out the trip to the Lizard and replacing it with a loop right around the high eastern flank of Bodmin Moor with long views across the Tamar Valley to Dartmoor (Weather permitting). An even fuller and tougher day out.

Note that this is an “X-rated” event, which means there are no manned controls or specific facilities. You attach commercial or ATM receipts to your brevet card for timed controls, and post it to the organiser after the event. No on-the-line entries.

Audax 300km Badge308km
Starts 07:00
AAA Gold Grimpeur Medal5 AAA Even More Rivers
AUK id 17-327
Details and entry from Audax UK site
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Many Rivers to Cross

11 June, 2017
Starting from Penzance
Organiser Martyn Aldis

307km Brevet de Randonneur. A very substantial day out for the well‐prepared and self‐reliant randonneur. Crosses the rivers Fal, Fowey and Camel by ferries and bridges, large and small.

This follows the original Many Rivers route crossing the A30 at Four Winds. This crossing should be open by June but if the road scheme suffers further delays and the overbridge is incomplete entrants will be able to swap to Even More Rivers 300 or the Four Hundreds 200.

Note that this is an “X-rated” event, which means there are no manned controls or specific facilities. You attach commercial or ATM receipts to your brevet card for timed controls, and post it to the organiser after the event. No on-the-line entries.

Audax 300km Badge307km
Starts 06:30
AAA Gold Grimpeur Medal5 AAA Many Rivers to Cross
AUK id 17-341
Details and entry from Audax UK site
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X-Rated Events, Penzance 5 June 2016

A belated post to add the links to the results for these events.

Congratulations to all the riders, especially those who took on the 2016 Many Rivers to Cross route, which offered extra explorations of Bodmin Moor due to the A30 crossing closures.

Audax 200km Badge207km AAA Gold Grimpeur Medal3.75 AAA Four Hundreds 200
AUK id 16-326
2 Riders listed
Audax 300km Badge309km AAA Gold Grimpeur Medal5 AAA Many Rivers to Cross
AUK id 16-327
5 Riders listed
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Devoran Events 15th May 2016

Lizard and the Camel DepartThe results lists for the events on Sunday are now up on the AUK site – see links below.

There was a very good turn out for the new Lizard and the Camel Brevet de Randonneur, including a lot of people attempting this distance for the first time. Just two strategic withdrawals during the ride – everyone else finished comfortably in time, so congratulations all round and Chapeau to the new randonneurs. Medals and brevet cards will be with you in due course.

The 12 riders on the 59km Peter’s Point ride also did well – everyone finished and returned to Devoran in good spirits. The results for the Cove and Cliff 110km were “mixed”, with only 20 riders validated out of 38 starters, mainly due to very incomplete brevet cards rather than inability to ride round the route.  Three riders failed to say they had abandoned the ride. Such a high percentage of DNFs (actually CBAs) reflects badly and compromises the viability of my future events.

Gwithian ControlThe riders had the benefit of excellent weather and a scenic stop at Gwithian Towans where Peter Hansen and Phil Samuels dispensed bananas, cake and water – and perhaps a bit of encouragement to those with many miles still to go.

Many thanks to both of them for their support and help and to Margaret for her 16 hour stint in the kitchen.

Audax 50km Badge
59km
Peter’s Point
AUK id 16-767
12 riders listed
Audax 100km Badge
110km
Cove and Cliff
AUK id 16-766
20 riders listed
Audax 200km Badge
211km
Lizard and the Camel
AUK id 16-765
26 riders listed
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