Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Dartmoor Ghost

The route (Click for more detail)

The route (Click for more detail)

Scary elevation profile

Scary elevation profile

The Dartmoor Ghost is an Audax Calendar Event organised by Kevin Presland and CTC Devon. The ride departs from Bovey Tracey at 22:30 on the night after a full moon on 14th June. The moon is a constant companion throughout the night. The route does a complete traverse of Dartmoor from southwest to northeast with a total distance of 145km and an advertised 1850m of ascent, although my GPS recorded 2356m. There are no AAA points for the event which is a shame for those (like me) who collect them, as 2020m of elevation in 140km is enough to generate points and 2280 is enough on a 160km ride.
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Randonneur Round the Year

The route (CLICK for more detail.

The route (CLICK for more detail).

I belong to Audax UK which is the internationally recognised long-distance cycling association in the UK.

AUK oversees the running of long-distance cycling events in the UK, and, using a system of timed checkpoints, validates and records every successful ride. There are many benefits of being involved with AUK. One of the main benefits for me is the inclusion in the AUK Awards structure. I am not interested in collecting the certificates, medals and badges but I do use the Awards as motivation.
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