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Spring Audax 9th April 2017

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What a GREAT DAY for an Audax.

Great weather.

Great turn out.

And Great food provided once again by Juilie.

Just a few pictures for the archives.

Sorry for the start but somethings best kept behind a fence.

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A big well done to Leigh for making it to Charlcote and back along side Chris Kent.

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Tim trying to sort the legs out wants to make it 100 miles trip including riding to the start then back home.

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Filling up the tank ready for the off.

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Our ladies keeping the paper work up to date  Note! the organiser Sean no where to be seen.

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Getting ready to start.

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A few odd Saracen members.

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Blue sky great turn out.

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Whats going on up the road?

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First obstacle.

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We did pass through Evesham.

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Charlcote garden centre time for refrechments.

David and Judy Jones ready to sign us in.

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We left them both taking in the sun.

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Unfortunately a touch of wheels brought Alan Townsend down near Coughton Court.

Crash Helmets do come in handy.

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Fortunately no lasting damage to the head and after riding back to John Shelleys from Julies he was back to his normal self !!!! 

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Good to have Eddie and Mavis join us to finish the day off.

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 Well done to Sean for a great day out.

 

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Ha!  my photos are identical!!!!  although mine feature a few more baked beans and socks!!

ps I'm supposed to be working...

will post more of the same photos later...

kevvv

Edited by Speedy Kev
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Thank you, everyone who helped at the scene and for all the good wishes after I took a tumble yesterday. Apart from a sore shoulder I'm fine. My head took the brunt of the fall, so That saved me from something more serious. 

Thanks for a superb ride and here's to the next one. Alan.

 

 

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Thanks to all involved in running the Audax . 

Actually I believe everyone else was behind the fence  and I was on the onlookers side !!!!

Thanks to Chris Kent for going slowly enough for me to keep up almost .

 

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Well done everyone. Thanks to Sean and his happy band of helpers. The guests I talked to enjoyed the event (even if their Garmins had a fit). A great day.

Dave

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SARACEN RC AUDAX 2017

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 Hilary and Ed meet and and greet the incoming cyclists with big smiles...

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Dave superglued his fingers to the table...

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traditional Audax machines, thin frame tubes, box section rims, loads of spokes etc...

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Leigh...                                                    Olly and Rich...   

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Audaxers basking in the sun, just prior to the start...sean.thumb.jpg.3057468a2b28472a1f67303fd

I'm so deaf, I couldn't hear a word he said...

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Pardoe and purple Pinarello, but who's photographing who???... 

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Like lambs to the slaughter...

 

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Kev Kev and Chris made it to Raphael's, sorry about the tongue, it just fell out...

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after a slight diversion, we made to Charlecote...

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This lot from Kenilworth where very happy to see us...

 

 

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maybe something to do with the beans???...

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Dave points to the spot where he glued his fingers to the table...

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the que for the grub...

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situation normal, for the Bees...

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Mavis, Eddie, Pat and Audrey Hepburn serene at Julies...

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Saracen RC Audax, great day out, blue skies, great company, great event!!!

ps. thanks to all helpers and organisers for making it happen!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Another great Saracen Audax.

We had the weather and all sixty six starters returned to the café safely. What more could you ask for?

All I heard all day from our riders was positive and complimentary. This was in no small part due to all the effort put in by the team, so to that end can I just take this opportunity to thank the following,

Our magnificent duo of Hilary and Edwina who really set the scene and make everyone feel welcome.

Dave and Judy who took care of the control at Charlecote.

Julie and her staff who as always took wonderful care of us all.

The staff at Charlcote.

Chris Pardoe and Kevin Sargent our on the road photographers.

And especially to all the riders who made the event so special.

 

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Many thanks to Sean, Hilary, Ed, David & Judith, Julie & all of her staff for enabling this brilliant almost incident-free event to take place on a SUPERB SPRING SUNDAY!

On a more personal note special thanks to Leigh for his company, inspiration & encouragement without which I wouldn't have got round!!!

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Yes a great day and good pictures thanks to those who did all the organisation but can't believe no one has mentioned Kevin Rogers who was rearing to go after recovering from his bad back who forgot his shoes and helmet but he did get a ride in but on his own what a shame he missed a good day.

And a special thanks to Mr Speedy Shelley and Mr Pictures Pardoe for looking after Bev and I and sitting on the front for the majority of the way Xx

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