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THE AUDACIOUS AUDAX ENTRY LIST - KK and FC2H audaxes

Post by Philip Whiteman » 05 May 2015 17:40

You are all invited to enter the Beacon's most audacious event for 2015 - now with improved cake

25th JULY - STARTING FROM BELBROUGHTON REC

THE KIDDERMINSTER KILLER
This audacious audax has a long history and the Beacon RCC is proud to continue with and to develop the event. This epic event follows a stunning but vertically challenged route: Out via the Stretton Hills; crossing the border into Mid-Wales; and back via the escarpments facing over The Marches. 212km in length; 3,750m of ascent; 3.75 AAA points.

Belbroughton – Wenlock Edge - Acton Scott - Long Mynd - Montgomery – Clun - Ludlow - Stanford Bank - Belbroughton


FROM CLEE TO HEAVEN
This ‘Figure of 8’ audax is aimed at riders seeking a shorter but challenging ride. It incorporates spectacular views and tranquil lanes clinging that cling to the side of the Clee Hills. What a great way to see Shropshire’s legendary blue hills of A E Housman fame! 120km in length; 2,000m of ascent, 2AAA points.

Belbroughton – Wyre forest – Rays Farm – Clee Hills - Rays Farm – Highley – Belbroughton


CHANGES FOR 2015
- New faster service at Acton Scott
- Improved route into / out of Belbroughton
- New cake supplier


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ENTRY http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/audax/killerclee/index.html

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Enjoy the summer and we look forward to seeing you!


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Post by Philip Whiteman » 10 Jul 2015 15:50

Just ONE place remaining on the Clee audax.

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Post by Andy Terry » 10 Jul 2015 17:06

Just thinking out loud - how about riding the loop from Ray's Farm clockwise?

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 10 Jul 2015 17:25

Andy Terry wrote:Just thinking out loud - how about riding the loop from Ray's Farm clockwise?
It had crossed my mind until I used it on a club run last year. The descent into Clee St Margaret is lethal due to the gradient, a ninety degree bend and gravel. It is better ascended.

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 14 Jul 2015 10:35

LATEST KK AND CLEE AUDAX NEWS

Well all things are running hunky dory at the moment.

THE FIELD for 2015 has broken all previous records. From Clee to Heaven is now over-capacity with seventy registered entrants. We are only allowed sixty at Rays Farm, oops! The Kidderminster Killer has eighty riders and I am happy to take a further five.

FOR 2016 I am considering a third audax as an addition to the current duo. It will be slight variant of Clee to Heaven but three nasty little horrors: Two ascents up Brown Clee on private roads with a gradient of 25% and; a third ascent up Titterstone Clee. This all depends upon gaining land owner's permissions for the Brown Clee ascents. Oh, and the name for the new event "The Clee Killer".

DOWNLOADS are available from http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/audax/killerclee/index.html, assuming you did not receive the e-mail.

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Post by Oscar » 14 Jul 2015 17:23

Charlie is bringing me to help with car parking. But I don't see my name on the list.

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 14 Jul 2015 17:59

Oscar wrote:Charlie is bringing me to help with car parking. But I don't see my name on the list.
Ooo. Thanks Oscar. More the merrier.

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FINAL LIST

Post by Philip Whiteman » 15 Jul 2015 09:48

FINAL ENTRY LIST: dated 15.7.15

FROM CLEE TO HEAVEN

ACLAND Ken
ASHFORD Christopher
AULTON Richard
BEDDOWES Mark
BINNER Heather
BLACK Peter
BLAIKLOCK Tony
BRAZNELL Kim
BROWN Duncan
BROWN Grahame
BROWN Lesley
BURKE Kevin
CHESLIN Jayne
CONBOY john
COOPER Alan
COOPER Alison
COX Andy
COX Dave
CROOK Hilary
DEERE Andrew
DENNY Shaun
FAGIANO Michael
FARNELL Oliver
FROBISHER Kevin
GAMBLIN Graham
GAYTTEN James
GAYTTEN Lorraine
GILLIVER Paul
GOLDEN Jim
HALE Matthew
HALL Colin
HARNETT Robert
HORNE ann
HORNE nick
HOWELL Stuart
HURLEY Richard
JONES Matthew
JORDAN Kenneth
KEIGHLEY Stuart
KIRKHAM Robin
LAY John
LAY Robert
LEAPER Richard
MACDONALD Graeme
MATTHEWS Robin
MILLER Wendy
MOSIER Paul
MOULE David
PAYNE Roger
PLANT John
POTTINGER JAMES
RANDERSON David
RICHARDSON Clive
RICHARDSON Sharron
RIGBY Louise Sheran
ROBINSON Jonathan
SHERMAN Ian
SINCLAIR Matt
SMALLMAN Jim
SMITH Andy
SMITH Steve
SWALES David
TAYLOR Phil
TERRY Andy
TURNER Simon
WARD Danny
WARR Ian
WEAVER Alan
WILLIAMS Ian
WILLIAMS Mark



THE KIDDERMINSTER KILLER

ADCOCK keith
ALLEN David
ALLEN Graham
ATKINS Brian
BARRIE Mathew
BATEMAN Sylvia
BATTISON Neil
BETTS Eleanor
BIALEK Robert
BISHOP Roy
BLAIR James
BROWN Duncan
BURT Richard
CAMPBELL Paul
CARSON Duncan
CARTER Andy
CARTER Menelik
CLEMENTS Richard
COLEY-SMITH Cameron
COULING Philip d(dns)
CROOK Paul
CUNNELL Andrew
DAVIS Tony
DHILLON Nigel
DRAPER Toby
DUNN keith
EDWARDS David
FAHEY Steve
FINCH Ronan
FOXCROFT David
GAREY Darren
GODDARD Rob
GOODE Ricki
GOODINGS Peter
GORTON Eric
GREENE Darren
GRIFFITHS Gareth
HARDING Richard
HARTSHORNE Tim
HIGGINS Mark
HUTCHINSON Adam
JENKINS Clive
JEWKES David
JOHNSON paul
JONES Elfyn
JONES Richard
KEATS Nigel
KNOX Paul
LANE Mike
LAW Richard
LAZENBY George
LILL Trevor
MANASSEH Paul
MCGOWAN Martin
MCLEOD Jamie
NICHOLSON anne
PAGE Joanne
PARDOE Gareth
RANDLE Philip
REID Daniel
RICHARDS Phil
RUFFHEAD Peter
RYALL Ian
SAVERY Nigel
SHENTON Nick
SHIELDS David
SIMPSON Ian
SKILLEN James
SMITH Andy
STAIT Ryan
STARLING Gina
STEVEN goodbier
STOALING Mike
SWAILES Julian
TAIT Stephen
TAYLOR Ian
THOMAS Bryn
TIMMIS Paul
TOLLEY Andrew
WADE Robert
WALKER Richard
WALLACE Joss
WILLIAMS Julian
WILTON John
WORTERS Jon
YEOMANS Colin


THE AUDAX TEAM

Belbroughton:

Charlie Skinner / Oscar 7.15-9ish; Car Park
Jane Herrin 7.15 -9ish; Car Park
Chris Cole AM 7.15-9ish; Junction Marshall
Andy Craddock AM 7.15 - 09.00; Rider registration
Michelle and Gary - 7.15-9ish; Kitchen Stuff

Dave and Ann Cole: 18.30 - 21.15
Simon Walker: 14:15 - 16.30
Matt Regan: 15.30 - 18.30

Acton Scott:

Lynne Yeates & Martin Sullivan 10:12-12.37

Ludlow:

Graham Kelly 15.30ish - 18.55

Rays Farm:

Mark Rigby 10.40 - 15.55

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 20 Jul 2015 09:28

FURTHER ROADWORKS AFFECTING BOTH EVENTS

WOLVERLEY: Between the Lock Gates pub and roundabout.

Severn Trent realised that they had not yet dug up this piece of Worcestershire. So they have at the 11th hour, decided to close the road for two weeks without any real notice.

There is a footpath alongside the road, so you may need to push (outbound on the KK; returning on the FC2H). However, Roadworks.Org suggests, "Emergency Access to be maintained at all times". In other words, some space for vehicular traffic.

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 20 Jul 2015 11:43

Four places now available following four DNS declarations.

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail15-390/

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Post by Andy Terry » 20 Jul 2015 20:46

About 30 regular club runners in that lot.

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Post by rdleaper » 25 Jul 2015 18:57

Cheers Phil for organising a great audax once again - the service at Ray's Farm was super fast after previous slowness and everyone at HQ was helpful as ever. Even the weather played ball after the early downpour!

Thanks to all those involved :)

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Post by CakeStop » 25 Jul 2015 20:20

Thanks Philip & helpers and to Simon Turner for company today. Absolutely perfect event in all respects rounded off by a cracking bacon butty from Mr Regan. With the clear air after early rain the scenery in the middle section was most beautiful and I thought the modification to the final section was an improvement.
Eat cake before you're hungry

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Post by KevF » 25 Jul 2015 20:26

Big thanks to Phil and all his team for another fine Clee to Heaven Audax and thanks to Graham, Nick, Richard and Andy's Deere and Terry for their excellent company. Well done one and all!

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Post by AlanW » 25 Jul 2015 20:51

Big thank you to everyone that made the event happen. :lol:
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Post by IanT » 25 Jul 2015 21:16

Well done to all riders, organisers and helpers today - another great Beacon event.

Here's a link to some photos from the Long Mynd on the route of the KK.

https://goo.gl/photos/uKSHLtCix8Bm6k1x6

If anybody wants a jpg of a particular image, drop me a pm.

Phil, let me know if you want any for the audax magazine or promo purposes.

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Post by toby » 25 Jul 2015 21:22

Thanks to Phil for organising a superb event once again and your team of helpers on the day.

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Post by Andy Terry » 25 Jul 2015 22:03

Thanks Phil and all the other volunteers who made this another great event.

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Post by GrahamGamblin » 26 Jul 2015 14:35

Thanks Phil and all the helpers on the Clee Audax. Brilliant day (when the rain stopped).
Graham

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Post by keith » 27 Jul 2015 09:25

Thanks to Philip and all the volunteers for a great day. Given the weather on Friday and Sunday, all I can say is you must have friends in very high places . The Shower as we started was a nice touch just to remind people that they weren't there to have fun.
Thanks to Phil ,Ian and Steve for the company

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 31 Jul 2015 14:06

REPORT ON THE KIDDERMINSTER KILLER AND FROM CLEE TO HEAVEN AUDAXES
The weather did not look promising at first, by my goodness it did improve. Riders remarked on the stunning crystal clear views provided along the hillier sections of the routes. Something that did not change was the cursing of returning riders, usually aimed at the Fiddler’s Elbow on the KK or the drag up to Shatterford on the Clee to Heaven. Neither hill comes at early stage in the event, by which time legs are fairly tired.

STATISTICS

Kidderminster Killer
Starters: 67
Finishers: 65
DNF: 2
DNS: 10
First back: 18:00
Last back: 20:15

From Clee to Heaven
Starters: 56
Finishers: 53
DNF: 3
DNS: 13
First back: 14:35
Last back: 18:14 (very tight finish before closure).


IMAGES OF KK RIDERS

Ian Taylor kindly dashed over to The Burway and was zapping away with his camera. Images of Kidderminster Killer riders can be found at http://tinyurl.com/pezeqt3 . Hopefully these will make their way into the AUK Magazine, Arrivee.


MANY THANKS GO TO:

• Belbroughton: Matt and Becki Regan; Jane Herrin, Oscar Hopkins, Charlie Skinner, Andy Craddock, Dave Cox, Ann and Dave Cole, Si Walker.
• Acton Scott: Lynne Yeates.
• Rays Farm: Mark Rigby (purveyor of many fine audaxes from Tewkesbury).
• Ludlow: Graham Kelly.
• The Burway images: Ian Taylor.
• Website: Steve Smith

NEXT YEAR

Subject to necessary access permissions, I am considering an additional option for Clee to Heaven riders, a ride up each of the paved private roads to each the summits of Brown Clee. Be warned though, one is graded at 20% without a break. These will be optional for the more masochistic riders.

The provisional date for next year’s KK and Clee audaxes are: 20th August 2016.


SUNRISE AND SNOWDROP EXPRESS AUDAX

The ever popular Sunrise and Snowdrop Express, a 120km circuit of the Vale of Evesham, will open to entries on 1st October. With over 260 entries, this is usually sold out by early December. Do not leave entry too late. http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/audax/express/index.html


MONTGOMERY MADNESS PERMANENT

This 200km ‘Perm’ audax can be ridden at any time of year. In effect, it follows very similar roads to The Kidderminster Killer but in the opposite direction. To enter: http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/PW01/


TO FOLLOW THE EVENTS:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/expressaudax/

http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/audax/index.html


I hope to see you next, if not before.


Kind regards

Philip Whiteman

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