Here’s a quick review of the Audax Kernow events since our restart after Covid 19 restrictions, with links to some photos and to the Audax UK results lists which show riders with validated brevets.
First were the Falmouth Wheelers’ Bunny Hop and Cornish 100 events run in September 2021 and, with a variation of route, in April this year. Then in May we had the 100km Celtic Coastal run by new organiser Charlie Jarrell. Last week saw the return of the Mines and Minerals On-road and Off road events. All well attended and much enjoyed, in varying weather conditions.
Sunday 26 September, 2021 – Photo gallery on the Falmouth Wheelers’ web site
Sunday 10 April, 2022 – Photo gallery on the Falmouth Wheelers’ web site
Sunday 15th May, 2022 – Facebook post and pictures
Sunday 19th June, 2022 – Facebook post and pictures
15th May, 2022
Starting from Wall Organiser Charlie Jarrell
A picturesque route around the Celtic peninsula of West Penwith, with a control at Land’s End Coffee Company Café.
No entry on the day, online or postal only. Ride will be validated on the day, return SAE not required.
The Celtic Coastal and Celtic Canter events from Wall wrapped up the Audax UK 2019 season nicely. Numbers were down a bit, probably due to the truly horrible weather the day before and the forecast light rain and strong winds. There may have been a little weather trepidation at the Départ but Chris Rayne’s parting shot of “it will be sunny later” certainly proved correct, even if early climbs took us up into the clouds. Winds never seemed quite from the direction expected as the road and the eddies turned back and forth along the cliffs and lanes, and riders enjoyed an exhilarating mix of headwind, cross wind and going well, along with some spectacular seascapes. Back at the Arrivée we were well rewarded with hot soup, sandwiches and cakes – many thanks to Chris and Liz for organizing and feeding us, and helpers Trevor and Simon at Wall and Peter (and Max) at The Apple Tree. Results are on the AUK site – linked and summarised below.
If you rode one of the Wall events paying the £3 insurance supplement for non-members you can take advantage of an offer from AUK membership to deduct £3 from your joining fee. More details are in the flyer here, or on the AUK site.
Don’t forget that in addition to the AUK membership benefits, if you’ve ridden one of the Audax Kernow events AUK membership also qualifies you to purchase an Audax Kernow jersey. Details of the jersey are in this post – we currently have a S, M, L and XL in the full zip short sleeve version, plus a limited selection of the long sleeved and 3/4 zip variants. Email us using this link if you are interested.
Don’t miss the chance to ride a last Audax this season. The Celtic Canter and Celtic Coastal events are running at the end of September this year – just nipping into the 2019 Audax UK calendar year.
These events start from the Methodist Hall at Wall, near Carnhell Green, and offer a choice of 60km or 100km scenic routes in the far West. Always an enjoyable and exciting ride whatever the weather, with welcoming refreshments at the finish.
Click on the thumbnails below for more information about the routes. If you enter in advance via the AUK site (follow these links: Celtic Canter and Celtic Coastal), you’ll be sent a GPX file as well as a route sheet. Or roll up on the day in good time to enter on the line.
Celtic Canter 60km route
Celtic Coastal 100km route
Celtic Canter profile
Celtic Coastal profile
Great day out starting in the mist but clearing to give mellow autumn warmth and sparkling views to sea.
Falmouth Wheelers have ride reports on the Celtic Coastal and the Celtic Canter on their website, and also some photos of the start.
Update: Results now up on the AUK site – see links below.