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Devoran Events 16th July 2017

Calling the new 100km ride “Blue Sea” was probably tempting fate.

The day was mostly overcast and often mizzley, and riders on the West Penwith loop had difficulty seeing Lanyon Quoit, let alone the glorious view out to sea that makes the climb worthwhile. Nevertheless, we had a cheerful field who made the most of two stops at the new Gwithian Church Hall control and returned in good spirits to Devoran and rather nicer weather. As did the small but select group of Peter’s Point riders – everyone finishing in good time and probably the least damp of the day’s entrants.

The Lizard and the Camel 200km was more of a challenge in this year’s weather than last year’s sunshine, but the riders rose to the occasion brilliantly with nearly all the starters finishing. A number of last year’s riders took it on again, and two riders new to the distance gained their “Randonneur” status – chapeau!

Thanks to Peter, Eddie and Chris for expertly manning the Gwithian control, and to all the riders for taking part, playing the game, and making the day fun.

Links to the lists of finishers on the AUK site below. There are two sets of photos on the Facebook group.

Audax 50km Badge
59km
Peter’s Point
AUK id 17-767
7 riders listed
Audax 100km Badge
110km
Red River Blue Sea
AUK id 17-106
18 riders listed
Audax 200km Badge
211km
Lizard and the Camel
AUK id 17-765
18 riders listed
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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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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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Lizard and the Camel

15 May, 2016
Starting from Devoran
Organiser Martyn Aldis

A new 200km Brevet Randoneur from Devoran village hall.

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 Towans and Padstow, plus 2 information controls.

Tea or coffee at the start and free refreshments at the finish, with shop and café stop opportunities at controls and elsewhere on route.

Audax 200km Badge211km
Starts 08:00
no AAA Lizard and the Camel
AUK id 16-765
Details and entry from Audax UK site
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