Category: Audax

September 7, 2013 Richard_calder No comments exist

National Clarion Hill Climb Championships are on 28th September, starting at 9.00am at Linlithgow, Scotland. The event takes place on a closed road and is open to all ages. Last year 100 competitors entered.  The hill is 900 metres Why not make it a weekend of cycling in Scotland and combine the hill climb with the…

August 18, 2013 Richard_calder No comments exist

No need to enter the Tour, just turn up and ride the regular Wednesday evening 10 on 21st August.Every rider, apart from receiving their normal 10 mile time, will be timed over the last 3.5 k from just after Ackworth Roundabout to the finish. That’s it. Stage 1 Prologue completed and you are in the Tour. Location…

June 22, 2012 Richard_calder No comments exist

Nick Firth (Blue Cap) waiting for barrier on a Calder May midweek run.    Nick Firth Spotlight Nick has completed a 2012 Super Randonneur Series and has now embarked upon a AAA (Altitude Award) Challenge. He has ridden 25 events so far this year, totalling 23 Audax Points ( Points achieved for all Audax events…

May 29, 2012 Richard_calder No comments exist

Steve Ward & Kevin Watson dawdle behind the Tuesday group on one of the lanes on the Audax route. “Challenging” was the description by some riders after the 10th June test run on the route of the 2012 100 and 00k Calder Clarion Audax which started and finished at the Waterton Country Park visitors centre…

April 15, 2012 Richard_calder No comments exist

Descending through Oxenhope in theSpring into the Dales Audax My hopes of starting this Audax on time were dashed after I put the TV on as I was getting ready, and was confronted by another Formula 1 clothing feature by the BBC presenters  of the Chinese GP, with EJ & DC modelling some interesting choices…

November 14, 2011 Richard_calder No comments exist

Start of a Peak Audax in Cheadle. Courtesy Peak Audax Four Calder Clarionistas: Tom Butler, Jonny Croston, Matt Dodsworth and Michael vennard rode the Peak Audax ‘Cheshire Safari’ on Sunday 13th November, with a 100 mile flatish route and a great November day’s riding.Starting from the Cheadle HQ at 8.00am the route meanders across the Cheshire plain, taking in…

August 29, 2011 Richard_calder No comments exist

Through Snowdonia in the 2011 Brian Chapman 600 Classic Audax. Robert rode this as part of his qualifying for the Paris Brest Paris  Congratulations to Robert Hydon who has completed the 2011 Paris Brest Paris. Completing his 1230 kilometre ride in 80 hours and 34 minutes.Robert left the start at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (Paris) at 19:15 on Sunday 21st August…

April 14, 2011 Richard_calder No comments exist

Chain Reaction MTB MarathonBuith Wells  Carl Lindop took part in the Chain Reaction Mountain Bike Marathon at Builth Wells in Wales. The tough event was made more difficult with high temperatures throughout producing a high drop out rate, but Carl managed to stay cool and completed the course.Stuart Bowering began his road racing season, finishing in…

March 21, 2011 Richard_calder 2 comments

A snack at Glasson Dock,Morecambe Bay 108.6 k Four Calder Clarion riders, Tom Butler, Johnny Croston, Matthew Dodsworth and Michael Vennard endured a long day in the saddle on Sunday’s Red Rose Audax organised by Halifax CTC’s Chris Crossland. All four completed the ride, a tremendous achievement considering their relative lack of miles prior to the event.  The finish,…