Tag Archives: BRM

Easter BRMs from Penzance

5 April, 2015
Starting from Penzance
Organiser Martyn Aldis

The Many Rivers to Cross and Four Hundreds 200 X-rated events have something of a history of attrition. Gales, deluges, heatwaves and hills have produced a fair proportion of DNSs and DNFs over the years. This year looked promising, with good weather forecast and the PBP qualification timetable probably contributing to a reasonable start list for events of this type, but illness and logistics still managed to reduce the starters to a total of ten hardy locals and two “furriners”.

Many Rivers Rider at Lands End Sunset

Chapeau to all those who took part in these challenging rides.

 

Audax 300km Badge307km
Starts 06:30
AAA Gold Grimpeur Medal5 AAA Many Rivers to Cross
AUK id 15-327
6 riders validated
Audax 200km Badge207km
Starts 08:00
AAA Gold Grimpeur Medal3.75 AAA Four Hundreds 200
AUK id 15-326
1 rider validated
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2014 Mille Cymru

Not as well known as London-Edinburgh-London or Paris-Brest-Paris, but probably more challenging than either, the Mille Cymru is a 1000km+ ride that seems to cover most of Wales (the hilly bits). Chapeau to Trevor Stephens, who has let us have this ride report. Continue reading

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Local (and not so local) rides in 2015

I have updated the “Forthcoming events” calendar with details of all the Audax Kernow organisers’ rides up until July. As usual, you will also find some details of Devon events that venture our side of the Tamar. Printable poster (PDF file) here:

Audax Events on Cornish Roads April to June 2015

As this is a Paris-Brest-Paris year all the events over 200km in length are BRM (Brevet Randonneur Mondiaux) events, run under the regulations of the French club, Audax Club Parisien (ACP). More information, including details of the timeframes for qualification, is available on the Audax UK site.

Rumour is that a few local Audaxers are hoping to take part this year. You can see Don Hutchison’s 1999 ride report on this site, and we’d welcome your reports of 2015 qualifying rides whether in Cornwall or further afield.

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Turf n Surf 400

25 April, 2014
Starting from Newton Abbot
Organiser Rod Pash

Organised by CTC Devon. Starting from Newton Abbot, taking in North Devon and Cornwall coasts and returning via Launceston.

This event provides a 400km BRM within the timeframe needed to qualify for Paris-Brest-Paris.

Audax 400km Badge400km
Starts 08:00
AAA Gold Grimpeur Medal5.5 AAA Turf n Surf 400
AUK id 15-760
Details and entry from Audax UK site
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Kernow and Southwest 600

30 May, 2014
Starting from Exeter
    Organiser Ian Hennessey

A trip around the Southwest peninsular for the serious long distance cyclist. Hall control with food at Penzance (248km) and food and sleeping facilities at Bude (365km). Refreshments and limited sleep facilities at the finish.

This event forms part of the South West Super Randonneur Series. It provides a 600km BRM within the timeframe needed to qualify for Paris-Brest-Paris.

Audax 600km Badge600km
Starts 06:00
AAA Gold Grimpeur Medal8.25 AAA Kernow and Southwest 600
AUK id 15-474
Details and entry from Audax UK site
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