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Celtic Coastal

22 October, 2017
Starting from Connor Downs
Organiser Chris Rayne

A picturesque route around the Celtic peninsula of West Penwith, featuring scenic views of the Atlantic Coast, to the Apple Tree Cafe at Trevescan, St. Buryan, Sancreed, Heamoor and Hayle.

 

Audax 100km Badge100km
Starts 09:30
No AAA The Celtic Coastal
AUK id 17-547
Details and entry from Audax UK site
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Connor Downs 23 October 2016 – Celtic Coastal Ride Report

Despite the high wind forecasts there was a good turn out for the Celtic Coastal and Celtic Canter events, including a number of riders new to Audax.

Updated 6th December to add results links:

Audax 50km Badge60km No AAA Celtic Canter
AUK id 16-629
16 riders listed
Audax 100km Badge100km No AAA The Celtic Coastal
AUK id 16-547
52 riders listed

Thanks to Will Hancock for this ride report.

Celtic Coastal Audax 100k

And so to the end of a year of great riding, or rather I should say the start of another Audax season!  I got back cycling in 2014 following a running career curtailed by injury.  “ Get a bike Will, get a bike Will” said Cliff a work colleague and now fellow Audaxer, and after riding my first sportive (with Cliff) the Lands End 100 miler it was, “ride an Audax Will, the Dartmoor Devil is coming up….”  I was surprised to find that 100 km could be harder than 100 miles, especially when accompanied by all those steel bike riders, but liked the ethos and connoisseur feel of the Audax scene.

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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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Celtic Coastal

23 October, 2016
Starting from Connor Downs
Organiser Chris Rayne

A new route around the Celtic peninsula of West Penwith, featuring scenic views of the Atlantic Coast, to the Apple Tree at Trevescan, St. Buryan, Sancreed, Heamoor and Hayle.

Link to Zip file containing GPS navigational files for this event in various formats. See the PDF document included for details.

Audax 100km Badge100km
Starts 09:30
No AAA The Celtic Coastal
AUK id 16-547
Details and entry from Audax UK site
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Celtic Coastal and Celtic Canter 2014

10 August, 2014 from Connor Downs Organiser Chris Rayne

Audax Kernow riders 1, Ex-hurricane Bertha 0.

Despite the repeated ominous weather forecasts, 14 riders turned out for the Connor Downs events and were rewarded with a bright and breezy ride – no gales, no rain, no floods, no carnage.  Some even reported more tailwinds than headwinds all the way round, though it was still a day that called for some serious work and smart riding. Serious and smart eating naturally follows – the riders on the Celtic Coastal were able to brunch in the sun at the Apple Tree Café, and everyone enjoyed a good spread back at the Arrivée.

Audax 100km Badge104km
Starts 09:30
No AAA The Celtic Coastal
AUK id 14-547
12 riders validated
Audax 50km Badge60km
Starts 10:00
No AAA Celtic Canter
AUK id 14-629
2 riders validated
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