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Looking forward

Two Audax Kernow events for April are now on the AUK Calendar.

The Falmouth Wheelers’ Cornish 100 and Bunny Hop rides will run on 14th April – a week before Easter this year, as Easter is so late.

The Penzance X-rated 200km and 300km events will run on the 21st – Easter Sunday. As 2019 is a Paris-Brest-Paris year they are running as BRM (Brevet de Randonneur Mondial) events and can be used as part of a PBP qualifying series.

I’ll be updating our own calender and Facebook page with these events sometime later this year, with others as they are calendared.

No Ed’s Mince Pie and Mulled Wine Audax this December to look forward to I’m afraid, but many years of a very special ride to look back on and celebrate. As far as I can ascertain, this ride started in December 2007, running first from Connor Downs before moving more recently to Carharrack,  and only missed one year (due to icy weather in 2011) in those 11 years. I’m sure everyone who has ever taken part will want to thank Eddie Angell and Wendy Wallis for all their past efforts and successes in warming parts other rides don’t reach.

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Audax Kernow riders complete Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur

Paris-Brest-Paris 2015 - jeudi 20 août

Martyn Aldis and Trevor Stephens have completed PBP. Trevor achieved a “sub 80 hour” finish, while Martyn, true to form, made it with just a couple of hours to spare.

Chapeau to both.

Trevor Stephens – with time for a beer

Martyn Aldis – a buggy tracker kept us guessing

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Paris-Brest-Paris 2015

Wednesday morning and still going. Professional pictures of the riders are coming online here:
PBP 2015 rider photos.

Rider tracking (buggy) here:
Martyn Aldis Frame No. G173
Trevor Stephens Frame No. J136

Pictures of the start on Flickr here
https://www.flickr.com/photos/agglosqy/albums/72157655050003233

Twitter feed #PBP2015.

Allez!

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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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