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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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A First 200 in Cornwall

LizardAndCamelRouteUnder 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.

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Many Rivers to Cross

5 June, 2016
Starting from Penzance
Organiser Martyn Aldis

309km Brevet Randoneur, this year running in June.

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.

The route has been updated taking out the visit to Lizard village and looping east of Bodmin Moor.  The start is half an hour later in order not to arrive too early for the King Harry Ferry via the new route. Update has been forced by delays to A30 overbridge construction but the resulting route should be a treat.

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 Badge309km
Starts 07:00
AAA Gold Grimpeur Medal5 AAA Many Rivers to Cross
AUK id 15-327
Details and entry from Audax UK site
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