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Sun May 17th 2015
Blowingstone Audax 3*
Nick Dunton
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
Uffington Village Hall
Second running of this CTC Wantage event. The off-road sections in Marlborough and through Coate Water Park have been removed following several adverse comments last year. Route is now entirely on tarmac. To maintain distance, there is an extra loop through Shrivenham and the final 15km are flat and fast, in nice contrast to the rest of the route.

Start: Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall, Uffington, SN7 7RA [OS 174 GR 306894] – ample car parking available – park on road outside if full. Sunday 17th May 2015. Start time = 9.30 a.m.

Light refreshments will be available at the start, cakes and sandwiches at the finish.

You will need to enter the event via the Audax UK website before riding, details from the link below...
Bill Flockton
Chris Rolls
David Smith
Derek Boutle
Hugo Pile
Jason Jones
John Tranter
John Vandore
Jon Townsin
Jonathan Smith
Karen Froud
Karen Robertson
Karen Townsin
Louis Hall
Michael Brooke
Nick Dunton
Nick Stokell
Nicole Pethybridge
Rebecca Broadbent
Richard Saunders
Steven Rogers
Ursula Hallam
Vicky Lawson
Riders = 23

sunny intervals
A very successful audax event. There were 92 entries, 17 did not start, and 7 failed to meet the cut-off time, making a total of 68 validated riders, including 23 Wantage DA members.

Everything seemed to go smoothly - apart from the man who collided with the tractor! [He was unhurt.] The vast majority of riders were happy with the route and arrangements. Again we were lucky with the weather.

We made a surplus of around 370. This will be donated to the Oxford & Chilterns Air Ambulance, as last year.

Huge thanks to those who helped on the day, and those who donated cakes for the refreshments.

Likely date for next year: Sunday 8 May 2016. Running an event like this does a lot to raise the profile of the DA in local cycling circles, and gives us an opportunity to promote our activities in the wider community.

Photos from the event can be found here...

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107.00 km (66.49 mi)
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Written by : Donald

Posted on : May 17, 2015 at 7:23 PM

Had a great time, many thanks hopefully see you next year

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