LVIS Audax 2014 - Thanks for coming!

The 5th edition of the LVIS Audax has proved to be our biggest and best yet! In total 521 riders started with 447 officially completing one of the three routes (i.e. they presented a fully stamped brevet card at the finish). No doubt some of the non-finishers are still in the garden at Doynton Village Hall sleeping off an excess of cake.
We always enjoy seeing such a huge variety of different riders and bikes taking part, from World Champion triathletes through to someone who had only been on 6 'proper' bike rides before Sunday. It's also great to hear that for many people this was their first Audax but lots of you are already scouring the Audax UK calendar to look for more to enter.

For those who were in the HQ later in the afternoon we hope you enjoyed the impromptu piano concert that was laid on by a passer-by who agreed to play in return for tea and cake. We are looking into booking him for next year.

PHOTOS
Our roving photographer Oz was out and about taking pictures of all the action and you can view and buy a high resolution copy of his handiwork here. All proceeds from the sale of the photos will be added to the charity contributions.

CHARITY DONATIONS
Thank you for your donations in the buckets at the HQ, along with money raised from the sale of the delicious coffee, sporfs, coasters, mugs, badges and by adding profits from the event in total we will be donating over £4,000 split between Sustrans, WaterAid and Jole Rider. This is an amazing amount and is going to make these charities and the people they help very happy indeed!

THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING
The LVIS Audax team have help from so many different people, not least of which our amazing control venues:

Hill and Rockhampton WI/Church Group who offered up the first dose of calorie overload on the Ball Buster and Bash. If you like what you tasted then head back for more of the same on the first Sunday of the month from April to November, 2:30 - 5:30. The money they collected will help local causes including St Peter's Hospice.

Doynton and Wick WI go from strength to strength at the 2nd control on the Ball Buster and Bash. Tina and her crew were taking care of you all with military precision and would like to thank you for taking your shoes off to protect the hall floor. The money they raised also goes to local causes. The checkpoint controllers were from Qoroz Bikes and it was good to see that some of their lovely titanium machines were in action out on the roads.

The Glastonbury Control on the Ball Buster and Blast had been upgraded to the lavish surroundings of the Town Hall and with the City of Bristol Rowing Club in charge it sounds like this was a well-received improvement to help cope with the increased number of riders. The money collected there will go towards the rowing club's fundraising for a much needed clubhouse.

The Drum and Monkey Pub in Kenn for providing the venue for the 4th Control despite being such a busy day with meals for mothers being served.

Two Day Coffee Roasters for supplying the beans for the kick-starting coffee in the morning.

LOST PROPERTY
There was some lost property left at the finish that includes a waterproof jacket (let us know size, colour and brand to claim), some sunglasses were found at Doynton (full description needed to claim), and a water bottle. If you think these maybe yours then please let us know.

WHAT DID YOU THINK?
We always welcome feedback, comments and suggestions to help keep improving the event so please send over any ideas to . Keep an eye on the website for details of the 2015 event that will be posted later in the year.

BRISTOL BIKE FESTIVAL
Some of the organisers from the fantastic Bristol Bike Festival were riding the Ball Buster and wanted to pass on this message for anyone who may want to get involved this year:

"We're pleased to announce the launch of the Bristol Cycle Festival 2014 and would really like you to be involved in this year's fifth birthday edition!

Come along to our launch event, 3rd April, 7pm, Roll for the Soul, to find out more about what's special this year, how you can be involved with organising the festival or running your own event, and how you can be part of Bristol's summer of cycling.

Sign up here - we can't wait to meet you"

AND FINALLY...
Three of the riders who rode the Ball Buster will be joining Marcus to take on a mighty challenge in May when they will run up all three national peaks and cycle between each one in a continuous event. It's all in aid of raising more money for Jole Rider and also the children's charity Rainbow Trust. If you'd like to follow their progress and help with their fundraising then please take a look at the website www.4321challenge.org.

We look forward to seeing many of you next year but in the meantime enjoy your riding!

Go Vegas!

Marcus, Kirsty, Andy and the LVIS Audax Team


Now celebrating its 7th edition, the Las Vegas Institute of Sport returns with the ever popular LVIS Audax events combining pleasant riding through countryside surrounding Bristol and beyond, friendly company and the now legendary generous baking.

For 2016 we are offering three route options with the classic 116km Barry's Bristol Bash, the testing 214km Barry's Bristol Ball Buster and the 116km Barry's Bristol Blast, all held in honour of the illustrious founder of the Institute, Mr Barry Jaeger.

You can expect a varied route that suits a wide range of riders with excellent catering at the control points and all presented in the unique 'Vegas Way'. Have a look through the gallery of pictures for a taste of what you can look forward to in April.

Due to limitations on space at the village hall and at some of the controls, we will be accepting a maximum of 200 riders on the Ball Buster route, 250 riders on the Bash route and 200 riders on the Blast route. We cannot accept any entries on the day.

Dave Atkinson of road.cc wrote an article about the 2013 event: 190km of Rule Five. And 22km of our own rules.

There's also an article about the 2010 event on road.cc: My first 200km: Barry's Bristol Ball Buster.

And a report on the 2011 112km event here: Audax Bristol 112k.

And here's Marcus's article for Arrivee about what goes on behind the scenes to organise the event: Feeding the 500 (pages 52/53).

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Barry's Bristol Ball Buster

8:00am start, 13hr 30min time limit, finish by 9:30pm

The 'classic distance' 200km route (Brevet 'Randonnée') circumnavigates the city of Bristol before climbing up on to the Mendip Hills then down to the Somerset Levels and returning to the start point in Long Ashton.

Highlights include: Clifton Suspension Bridge, views of both Severn bridges, the Cotswold Escarpment, the Mendip Hills, Glastonbury Tor, the Somerset Levels, Gordano Valley.

With over 2000m of climbing over the 200km distance this is sure to test the legs of even the best riders.

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Barry's Bristol Bash

9:30am start, 9hr17min time limit, finish by 6:47pm

The first of the shorter 116km routes (Brevet Populaire) heads north to take in the same route as the start of the Ball Buster but heads back to Long Ashton just south of Bristol instead of continuing onto the Mendips.

Highlights include: Clifton Suspension Bridge, views of both Severn bridges, the Cotswold Escarpment, Bristol City views from Dundry Hill.

Save some energy for the final climb over Dundry!

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Barry's Bristol Blast

10:30am start, 9hr17min time limit, finish by 7:47pm

The second of the shorter 116km routes (Brevet Populaire) heads south to follow the same route as the second half of the Ball Buster, heading out from Long Ashton to Chew Stoke and then continuing onto the Mendips, down to the Somerset Levels and returning to the start point in Long Ashton.

Highlights include: the Mendip Hills, Glastonbury Tor, the Somerset Levels, Gordano Valley.

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Start/Finish

Riders on Barry's Bristol Ball Buster (214km) will set off at 8:00am.
Riders on Barry's Bristol Bash (116km) will set off at 9:30am.
Riders on Barry's Bristol Blast (116km) will set off at 10:30am.


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The rides start from the Long Ashton Village Hall (Keedwell Hill, Bristol, BS41 9DP) where there will be toilets, hot drinks, and hot and cold food available. The food and drink at the start/finish is included in your entry fee, but there will be a collection for the charities WaterAid, Jole Rider (Bikes4Africa) and Sustrans so please bring some cash! You will also need money to buy refreshments on the route.

There will be some parking at the village hall with on street parking nearby. Please consider riding to the start, sharing lifts or using public transport where possible.

Performance Cycles will be selling ride essentials such as inner tubes and back up lights at the start HQ.






Out on the Ride

If you've never ridden an Audax event before then expect a relaxed and friendly atmosphere (it's not a race), a variety of different types of riders and bikes and an enjoyable day out on some roads that you may not have ridden before. The ride is self guided and not sign-posted or marshalled so you should be competent at following a route sheet and carry tools, clothing and food to keep yourself out of trouble.

You can ride at your own pace, as long as your overall average speed, including stops, stays between the minimum and maximum specified for the event.
Barry's Bristol Ball Buster: 15 - 30kph
Barry's Bristol Bash: 12.5 - 30kph
Barry's Bristol Blast: 12.5 - 30kph

At the start you get a brevet card, which has to be filled in at each checkpoint, to show that the course has been completed. The opening and closing times of the checkpoints (including the finish) are based on these minimum and maximum speeds.

Controls

Food and drink will be available to buy at the manned checkpoints across the events which are:

Hill Village Hall - Under the capable control of the local Church group and WI you will not believe how much cake, pavlova and home baked produce is on offer here.

Doynton Village Hall - Now rivalling the Hill control for quantity and quality of food, The Wick and Doynton WI will be providing a huge selection of savoury and sweet options with hot soup if it's cold and/or wet.

Glastonbury Town Hall - This control point will be manned and stocked by City Of Bristol Rowing Club who will be looking after and feeding hungry riders all afternoon.

The Drum and Monkey Pub, Kenn - Not far from the finish, this is a useful stop for a bar snack or swift half to get you through the last few kilometres.

Barry's Bristol Ball Buster uses all four controls.
Barry's Bristol Bash uses the Hill and Doynton controls
Barry's Bristol Blast uses the Glastonbury and Kenn controls.

There are also info controls, where you will need to answer the question given on your brevet card about a location on the route. If you do not put the correct answer on your card then we cannot validate that you have completed the ride.

Qoroz bikes will be helping out at the second manned checkpoint while also displaying their range of unique titanium bicycles.

Sunrise is at about 07:00 Sunset is at about 19:30 so you will need lights for the long route and should consider carrying lights for the short routes.

Sections of the route are on narrow country lanes where there will be some mud and grit on the roads. It is strongly recommended that you fit mud guards to make the ride more comfortable for yourselves and those riding behind you.

To find out more about Audax UK follow this link: http://www.aukweb.net/aboutauk/

The Charities

Profits from the event and any money collected on the day will be split between the following good causes

With some of the money collected from the 2012 event we sponsored a bike to be sent to The Gambia by Jole Rider (Bikes4Africa).

Marcus and Kirsty visited the Jole Rider HQ in Tetbury to help load the bike and add some LVIS stickers for the lucky recipient at the other end to be the envy of their classmates!

By riding a bike, children in the Gambia are more likely to get to school on time and will be refreshed and alert throughout the day and even stay for extra lessons before travelling safely home in daylight. The result is a measurable improvement in academic achievements.

Some of the money raised from this year's event will help Jole Rider send more bikes and change more lives

Barry's Bristol Ball Buster (214k)
196 entries (limit 200)

Firstname Surname Club
Ben Aldridge  
Con Alexander  
Lee Anderson Audax Club Bristol
Nicholas Anderson Salt & Sham Cycle CLub
Sam Andrews Salt and Sham
Arran Armstrong Velo Club Walcot
Clive Arthur pac-tri
John Bailey Bristol South CC
Tim Barnes  
Geoff Barrett  
Peter Bateman  
Josh Bayly  
David Bear  
Stuart Berry  
Martin Bird  
Joshua Bishop BADTri
Lynette Blanchard Backwell Road Cycling Group
Denise Booth ACB Bristol CTC
Nick Bowker Pork Train Velo Club
Stuart Bowker  
Paul Box  
Mike Brien  
Scott Brown Salt and Sham
Guy Buckland BK Velo
Steven Bunce BadTri
Kath Bushnell Bristol Bikeworkshop
Tomas Buxton Trowbridge CC
Shane Cameron  
Brian Campbell CDRD
Robert Campbell cdrc
Nick Challand Chippenham Wheelers
David Clark  
Bruno Clements  
Phil Collard  
Alfred Conner  
Phil Conridge  
Dominic Conway  
Ben Cook Bristol CX
Duncan Cooper  
Stephen Cox  
James Cuff Dad Rad Klub
Andy Curran Audax Club Bristol
Andrew Dancey  
Suzanne Davey PAC Tri
Nik Davies  
Paul Davies Fox cycling
Antony De Heveningham  
Andrew Dickson PAC tri
Frauke Diehl Audax Club Bristol
James Donald Bath CC
John Downsborough  
Paul Durnell PAC-TRI
Gary Edwards Backwell Road Cycling Club
Mark Edwards  
Chris Emmerson BADTri
Thomas Farrugia Audax Club Bristol
Paul Fearon NBCC
Russell Filby Backwell RCC / ACB
Matt Finch  
Marcus Fry Longshore Drifters
Matt Garnett GoodGym
John Gatehouse Pac tri
Mark Gibson  
Peter Golding  
Richard Goucher  
Mark Green audax club bristol
Mat Greener Narberth dynamos
Lisa Greenfield Lvis institute of sport
Andrew Greenham Bath CC
Josh Griffiths Bristol South CC
Rauri Hadlington Pork Train Velo Club
Michael Hardwick  
Dawn Harrill  
Howard Harris  
Sarah Hart Kingswood Tri Club
Richard Hasley  
Neil Hatherall SAS
Tim Henderson  
William Hibberd  
Ben Holder Audax Club Bristol
Luke Holyoak  
Marc Honey  
Paul House  
Nigel Hubbuck  
Telbert James Audax Club Bristol
David Janes VC Walcot
Ben Jewell  
David Johnston ACB
Ewan Johnston Bristol South CC
Mike Johnston CLEVEDON
Rhodri Jones  
Stuart Jones Bath Cycling Club
Luke Joy-Smith ACBristol
David Joyner Bristol RC
Richard Keir Pork Train Velo Club
Daniel Kempe Bristol South CC
Stuart Kerton Team road.cc
David Kitchener Radeon Bike Science RT
Peter Knowles Camelford Comrades CC
Mike Lane Bristol
Andrew Legge Bristol South CC
Nick Livermore BSCC
Jon Lock BK Velo
Rosie Lord  
Trevor Lupton BK Velo
Daniel Mahler ACB
Andy Martin  
David Matthews Longshore Drifters
Robert McMillan Bath cycling club
Diccon Mellors  
Laurent Methivier NBCC
Salvatore Micciche  
Alexander Miles  
Kate Millard Backwell road cycling club
Lewis Milward  
Chris Molloy Bath CC
Gavin Mower  
David Moxham Chippenham Wheelers
Martyn Mullin ACB
Jaime Norman CTC Bristol
Graham Norton -
Chris Nuttall VC Walcot
Charlie O'Riordan Pork Train Velo Club
Gareth Owen Pork Train Velo Club
Rob Padfield  
James Pargeter Pork Train Velo Club
Huw Parry  
Dave Partington  
Ian Penton-Voak  
Deb Peters PAC-Tri
Andrew Phillips  
Richard Phillips  
David Pleming  
Julian Plummer  
Colin Porter LVIS
Duncan Porter Bristol CX
Simon Power  
Julian Pring Backwell Road Cycle Club
Juan Rae  
Simon Reid Backwell Road Cycling Club
Ryan Rendall  
Alex Rendu Bristol CTC
Hannah Ricketts Radeon
Stephen Riglar  
James Rimmer Bristol Road Club
Matthew Roach  
Steve Rosewarne Audax club Bristol
Tom Rosewarne LVIS
Colin Rowles  
Darren Rowley  
Nicky Russell Radeon BIke Science RT
Mark Salamonsen  
Jonathan Saxon PACTri
David Shalliday  
Kay Skeates Tri Hatder
Sophie Slaney  
Tim Slater NBCC
David Sleigh Davidjsleigh@aol.com
Jules Smailes Pac -tri
Andy Smart  
Alex Smith  
Robert Sparks Tri harder
Dylan Spencer  
Christopher Springett VC Montpellier
Matt Stephenson Sas
Andy Stubbins  
Alan Tapp  
Tom Taylor-Matthews Pork Train Velo Club
Petar Terziev  
Irmgard Tischner Bristol
Tim Trew NLC
Christopher Turner  
Christophe Vaissiere PAC-tri
Neil Veitch Audax Club Bristol
Nigel Vuagniaux  
Celine Wall Fox cycling
Clifford Wallis R C Bikers
Adam Watkins Audax Club Bristol
Celia Way  
Robert Webb  
James Webley  
Colin Welch PAC Tri
Sarah West Lvis/BRC
Abi White Reko Racinh
Andy Williams  
Clifford Willis  
John Wilson PacTri
Dean Wood  
Tim Woodhead VC Walcot
Gary Woods NBCC
Justin Woolford  
Adam Worrall Swindon Wheelers
Robert Wragge-Morley  
Kevin Wright SAS
Jason Wring  
Tim Wye White tree roulers

Barry's Bristol Bash (116k)
245 entries (limit 250)

Firstname Surname Club
Andy Airey  
Jez Ash Bath CC
Rob Ash  
David Atkinson  
Nik Attryde  
David Bailey  
Nick Baker Las Vegas Institute of Sport
Bob Barber  
Matthew Barber White Tree Rouleurs
Sarah Barber  
Catherine Barker CTC Bristol
Paul Becker  
Andrew Beech  
David Belfourd BADTri
Richard Bendrey  
Alan Bennett BKVelo
Andrew Bennett Audax Club Bristol
Anthony Bickmore  
Evan Bickmore LVIS
Grace Bickmore  
Sam Birch Tri London
Stephen Blackman  
Emma Bleaney  
Nathan Bliss LVIS
Diana Bloss  
Daniel Bool Bristol
Chris Born  
Gail Born  
Gary Bridgeman  
Ian Brindle  
Neil Bromwich LVIS
Aileen Brown Bristol(Bath) CTC & Bath CC
Bernard Brown Cardiff Ajax CC
Keith Brown Nailsea RC Bikers
Harriet Buckland  
Adrian Bullen  
Karen Bullen  
Oliver Bulman  
George Burgess  
Talitha Burnett  
Naomi Butler  
Alan Buxton  
Louise Buxton  
Charlie Byles  
Dom Carr White Tree Roulers
Jon Casey Pearl St Massive
Adam Cattle CTC Bristol
Tim Chapman LAS VEGAS CAKE CLUB!
Jason Chidgey  
Carl Chittenden N/A
Michael Chouings CTC Bristol
Greg Clark  
Steve Coates  
Ian Collins  
Ian Collis-Smith Backwell RCC
Jon Cousins  
Danny Cox Lvis
Duncan Cranmer  
Kevin Daniels Pac Tri
Chris Davies-Barnard  
T Davies-Barnard  
Giles Davis LVIS
Paul Dixon  
Shirley Dommett Bristol / RC Bikers
Joanna Dufton Tri London
Baggy Dunbar LVIS
Liam Dunne  
Benjamin Eastment  
Hannah Edwards Bristol Road Club
Jeremy Field  
Allan Flinton  
John Ford Audax
Robert Frankton  
Neill Fry white tree rouleurs
Alex Game  
Chris Gardner Team pie
Kathryn Gough  
Ian Gowdy  
Claire Graham Kingswood Tri
Mark Greenwood White Tree Rouleurs
Claire Gregory  
Edward Griffiths  
Jason Hall N/A
Neill Hammond KCC
Nye Harries  
Alison Harrington AUDAX Club Bristol
Rachel Harrison  
Andrew Hay  
Sally Haysom  
Paul Henry  
Amy Hill  
Myee Hill-Moody  
Josh Hocking  
Chris Holbrook bath cc
Nick Horne cyclebristolctc
Sean Hudd bristol
Kevin Hughes Cardiff Ajax
Robin Hunt Audax
Sarah Hunt  
Darran Hunter  
Jackie Huxtable Pactri
Jamie Huxtable Pactri
Paul Jackson Nope
Lindsay Jacobs Bath CC
Theresa Jacobs Bath C.C
Sarah Jahfar  
Chris Jakeman Wootton Tri
Gillian Jakeman Wootton Tri
Chris James Cardiff Ajax CC
Nia James Cardiff Ajax CC
Steve James  
Robert Jennings Weston Wheelers
Ceri Jones  
Daniel Jones  
Geoffrey Jones na
John Jones  
Richard Jones  
Martin Kay  
Gilbert Kebaletswe N/A
Lee Knighton  
Ingrid Kvale COBRC
Brett Lambe  
Jimbo Latimer  
Sarah Lawes  
Joanne Lawrence  
Adrian Lees  
John Leopold  
Julie Lewis ajax
Mark Lillie  
Eva Linnell  
Daniel Lunnon VC Walcot
Duncan MacDonald n/a
Steve MacDonald Bristol South CC
Jim Magill  
Charlie Marr  
Clare Martin Reading CTC
Mark Maynard  
Darren McKimm BCDS
Stuart McNamara  
Simon Mead  
Jonathan Memel  
Chris Miles  
Martin Millener  
Rachel Millener  
Catherine Mills  
Suzannah Minns Cardiff AJAX
Tim Moody  
Colin Morgan  
Joshua Morland  
Richard Morris LVIS
Elham Mousavian  
Joe Mulligan  
Yeung Ng Bynea cc
Simon O'Doherty  
Judy Orme  
Peter Orme PacTri
Chris Osborne  
Martin Palmer White Tree Rouleurs
Laura Pankhurst BAD Tri
Lisa Pankhurst  
Paul Papworth N/A
Denise Parker Bristol Ctc
Philip Parry BAD Tri
Philip Parry BAD Tri
Milica Peric LVIS
Mark Pettitt  
Andy Polson Walcot VC
Brad Porter  
Richard Price None
Spencer Pritchard Backwell Road Cycling Club
Joe Prosser AUDAX Club Bristol
Tracy Quintana-Parker  
Isabel Rennie Das Rad Klub
Andy Rich  
Joanna Rich  
David Richardson  
Fiona Ridley Backwell Road CC
Steve Ridley Backwell Road CC
Matthew Rigby Theothermattrigby@gmail.com
Stuart Robinson  
Karen Rochester  
Nick Rossi  
Andy Rowles  
Matt Rumsey  
Craig Sankey  
Chris Saunders  
Yann Saward  
Daniel Say  
Alec Scott  
Tris Seabrook  
Debbie Sharkey PAC Tri
Mark Sheardown White Tree Rouleurs
Steffi Shelley-Smith LVIS
Joe Silverman  
Neil Simmons Reading CTC
David Smart  
Emma Smart  
Margie Smith  
Stephen Smith Ajax CC
Stuart Smith  
Natalia Sokolov props CC
Graham Spiller Audax Club Bristol
Alison Squibb Bath CC
Jon Steel BSCC
Louise Steel  
Mark Stephens  
Pip Stokes  
Andrew Strachan  
David Stringer Bristol CTC
Justin Strutt white tree rouleurs
Ed Taylor  
Sarah Taylor CTC Bristol
William Thorpe  
Jasper Tredgold  
Jonathan Trigg White tree Roluers
Rosalyn Trotman  
Sally Trussler  
Ann Turbervill Backwell Road Cycling Club
John Turbervill Backwell Road Cycling Club
Alison Vuagniaux Bath CC
Steve Wakley White Tree Rouleurs
Graham Watts  
Liz Webb Cardiff Ajax
Amanda Whipp Bath cc
Tim Whitaker  
Emily White  
Ian White Salt & Sham CC
Paula White Backwell Road Cycling Club
Tariq White white tree rouleurs
Paul Whitesmith Backwell Road Cycling Group
Alex Whitmore  
Thomas Willcocks  
Andrew Williams  
Jeffery Williams  
Sara Williams  
Tracey Williams Hertfordshire
Rose Willoughby  
Fi Wilson  
Rachel Wilson  
John Wood  
Andy Wright White tree roulers
Edward Wright  
Craig Yandell  
Martyn Yarde  
Ed Yaxley  

Barry's Bristol Blast (116k)
196 entries (limit 200)

Firstname Surname Club
Katherine Adams  
Tony Anderton Fox Cycling
Thomas Andrews  
Jason Aston  
Jason Ayres Bigfoot MBC
Richard Barry  
Ed Bartlett  
Rosario Bavetta  
Paul Beard  
Stuart Bechares  
Rob Beever LVIS
Lisa Bennett  
Nick Bennett  
James Berry  
Lucy Biard bad Tri
Heidi Blunden  
Adrian Boswell VC Walcott
Richard Bowron  
Leo Brady  
Helen Brawn  
Adam Brown Team Bartlett
Ben Brown  
Kevin Brown Cheltenham
Sophie Brown  
Mark Bull North Bristol Cycling Club
James Byrne  
Sian C-O Bad Tri
Richard Caddick  
Mike Carden BigfootMBC / Ride24/7
Alain Castle NBCC
Richard Charlton  
Paul Chesman  
Pete Chown  
Tim Chown  
Malcolm Clark Stroud Valley Velos
Janet Clarke Bigfoot MBC
Rachel Clarkson Chippenham Wheelers
Jules Clayton  
Rob Cleeves  
Cat Cload Bigfoot MBC
Jonathan Cload Bigfoot MBC
Ben Coles Team Bartlett
Ross Compton  
Dan Cornell  
Ivan Cornell Audax Club Hackney
Liz Cottam Bristol CTC
Emily Craig  
Russell Crofts LVIS
Stuart Day  
Jonny Dekk Peugeot / Orica Grey Edge
Thomas Drohan  
David Druett  
Muriel Dumont  
Alex Easton n/a
Chris Eldridge NA
Burkhard Fehsenfeld  
Helen Fenton Stroud Valleys CC
Thomas Fitzjohn  
Jonathan Frank  
Jonathon Freeman  
Rob French ACB
Emma Gage Velo Club Walzt
Justin Gage Velo Club Walzt
Matt Gajdus  
Chris Germain N/A
Thomas Grey  
Colin Grimsley Chesterfield Rd UCC
Andrew Hale  
Andrew Hall  
Simon Harper  
George Harrill  
David Hayhurst  
Steve Heads North Bristol Cycle Club
Graham Hodges Llantwit major
Rob Hodgson  
Shawn Holland Backwell Road Cycling Club
Hugh Hope-Stone  
Jasmine Hortop  
Mark Houle  
James Humber  
Alan Jackson  
Simon Jennings  
Chris Jonas Wedmore
Ali Jones  
Hywel Jones  
Rob Jones  
Steven Jones abergavenny cc
Geoff Kearney  
Stephen Kearney  
Vincent Kearney  
Matt Keevill BEER
Steve Kinsella Clevedon
Tim Knibbs Bigfoot mbc
Simon Kraeter Wedmore
Dylan Lang Las Vegas Institute of Sport
Cath Leith  
Michael Livingstone  
Rob Lloyd TEAM SUREWAY
Paul Long BEER
Gerard Madden  
Chris Mallett  
Katharine Mallett  
Maxwell Malpass  
Jacob Mann  
Steve Manning  
Tim Marchant veloclub walcot
Trudy Mardon Fox Cycling
Luke Marshall N/A
Sarah Martindale  
Alex Mathews  
Robert Matthews Nbcc
Alison McDougall  
Patrick McEvoy  
Colin McGinness  
Lisa McKeaveney Trowbridge CC
Michael McKeaveney Trowbridge CC
Alison McKerrow  
Thomas McPhail LVIS
Sophie McPhillips  
Daniel Merry  
David Middleton  
Richard Miller  
Claire Mills  
Claire Mills Sodbury Cycle Sport
Stuart Mills  
David Moore  
Eric Morgan  
Helen Morris  
Andy Motherwell  
Alex Murchie  
Simon Muse  
Jason Neill TEAM SUREWAY
Martin Nelson  
Peter Newell Bigfoot MBC
Duncan Noack-Cox  
Geraint Northam  
Conor O'Brien  
Elly O'Brien  
Oliver Owen  
Hwe Pang  
Andy Pearson BEER
James Peck  
James Perrott  
Jonathan Powell  
Steve Pratt  
Simon Preston Bigfoot MBC
Philip Price Team NBCC
Don Pritchard  
Michael Purnell BigfootMBC
Poppy Reay  
Ian Rickard Bigfoot MBC
Charlie Rickett Cycleworks.co.uk
Yvonne Rippeth Bristol
Peter Roberts  
Ian Robertson Trowbridge CC
Matt Roff BigfootMBC
Sheldon Ryan  
Damien Rylett  
Mick Saunders north bristol cycle club
Joe Sayer  
Matthew Schlanker  
Andy Smith Velo club Scorpion
Lindsay Smith BADTri
Tim Snary  
Adam Sokolowski  
Dan Speich  
David Squance  
Sophie Stevens  
Rob Sutton VC Bristol
Steve Taylor NBCC
Adrian Tejada  
Kathryn Timmons  
Mick Tinning  
Philip Troughton  
Nick Tuftnell  
Tom Turner  
Vicky Turner-Weare  
Ewan Tweedie  
Mark Van Rossum  
Chris Veale  
Colin Waite North Bristol CC
Jonathan Waring Lvis
Jack Watney  
Darryl Weaver BigFoot Mountain Bike Club
Sven Weier City of Bristol Rowing Club
Nicholas Wells  
Thomas Wewer LVIS
Paul Williams  
Heather Willis Trowbridge CC
James Wilson NOCLUB
Jon Wines  
Charlie Withers GS Henley
John Woodier  
Paul Woodruff  
David Wright Stroud Valley Velo's
Chris Young  

Contact

The organisers can be contacted by email:

Quotes

Here is some of the fantastic feedback we have received after previous years' events. We had to bribe people with cake to say this nice stuff, but hopefully they meant it!

Marvellous ride today, great weather & awesome cakes. Go Vegas!

As always a faultless day by you guys!! Fantastic pavlova, route & weather!! See you next year!

Thanks Marcus it was an amazing first Audax experience for me. So friendly.

Great to have so many willing helpers and smiling faces (not to mention a bit younger than the usual Audax average age!) Great food. Excellent route. Thanks guys!!

Just a quick word of thanks for organising such a brilliant ride yesterday. It was my first Audax and I did the shorter ride. It was a great day with some fantastic scenery - I didn't realise just how many wonderful places are so close to Bristol, I intend to retrace a lot of the ride and do a bit more exploring. It was great to ride with so many friendly people, I'm still buzzing one day later!

Loved the slightly revised route and the first 90km - the last 20km weren't so pleasant though. Another excelent Audax that would make the esteemed Mr Jaegar proud.

Another great LVIS event and I would like to hear about any more similar events you might be organizing. Thanks very much for an excellent day.

Thank you very much again for organising yesterday's AUDAX, it was absolutely brilliant.

Thanks to LVIS for a great day out, lovely scenery and good company on the 112k. My only gripe... the pavlova was gone when I got to Hill (will go faster next time). The cake selection was awesome, and the bean & bacon soup at the end really hit the spot.

I'd just like to say a big thank you to everyone for yesterday's event - great route, great weather and riding in good company. The WI ladies made some amazing cakes. When can I sign up for next year?

Just a quick mucho thank you to you and the rest of the gang for putting on yet another quality event. We both enjoyed it immensely and are looking forward to the third running already!

What a great day! A fantastic event and, for me, a great introduction to audax. First audax, first time ever that I've cycled further than 60 miles (& fixed), most pavolova I've eaten in a morning, and the largest slices of coffee cake I've ever seen (and come to think of it, probably the largest spread of cakes I've ever seen in one room). What struck me was how sociable it was, with chatty people at every stage (except on one or two of the hills). Thank you to LVIS for laying on a well-organised and memorable event, and the WIs for the sustenance.

Despite living in Bristol two-thirds of the roads were new to me, lovely cakes (and lots of them), and a really nice atmosphere! Even the weather came good in the afternoon. Will definitely be back next year!

Just a quick note to thank you and your colleagues for a great audax yesterday. The organisation was impeccable and the tweaks to the route from last year were just the ticket. Roll on 2012 and many thanks again.

Fantastic route, great people, great cakes and great weather...what more can you ask for.

This is the first time I've done this ride and definitely the best one so far and I'll be sure to get my name down early next year!! Thanks again to everyone...

It was a beautiful day - apart from those damn hills which forced me to swear a lot (inside). Nice weather and met so many wonderful new friends. I wish I will meet you all soon at other cycling events, especially the LVIS ones! Cheers.

I enjoyed the lovely scenery , people, route, brilliant controls and wonderful bean and bacon soup at the finish. Congratulations LVIS, this one is a winner I will be back....

Thanks for organising a great event. We new to this and really enjoyed ourselves right at the back but we made it round.

116km of tarmac party.

Thoroughly enjoyed it, route (100k) was lovely, great food and company. Many thanks to all involved :-D

I really enjoyed the Audax yesterday (apart from the evil hill up to the monument!!) and the sun you ordered made it particularly splendid. Having the second WI stop made all the difference, they were fantastic.

I have to say Master Mumford That was a great event. It was way too cold and mostly unenjoyable. But it was a lovely bunch of people, fantastic cakes, great community spirit, belly warming charity and all round brilliant. As they say, first time caller long time listener. I shall be back when my sugar levels drop.

It was cold, but that justified eating more cake! Velodrome cake was my favourite, just edging pavlova. Apart from cake, ta for putting on such a top day out and a rather good cycle ride. See you next year

I enjoyed the Audax yesterday, excellent route, superb catering (I think I weighed more at the finish than the start!) it takes me back to the Audax's of my teens. It was great to see such a large and diverse turn out. My congratulations on what must be the "best" Audax/event I have ridden in a very long time.

Excellent as ever, all aspects of the day...kinda liked the cold in an odd way, esp. once I was home!

Great Audax. Already a classic! Thank you for organising such a brilliant cycle event, and thank you to all who assisted on the day. I'm sure you realise that you are going to get huge numbers of people entering next year. Good luck.

Fantastic ride today, good work LVIS!! Go Vegas!!!

Great day out - Cheers LVIS!

Thanks for an absolutely brilliant day, and a wonderful introduction to the world of Audax. I didn't know there was so many great little lanes for cycling along around this area and am still marvelling at the fact that we got all round Bristol without cycling on hardly any main roads. Beautiful weather, fabulous route, fantastic organisation, and delicious cakes - what more can a cyclist want!

Marky and Kirsty, it was magnificent. Hard core! I did it in 3 base layers, a jersey and a primaloft jacket, scull cap, merino walking socks, overshoes and windstopper tights. And primaloft mittens. I was just about warm enough apart from when we set off after too much cake. Twice.

What a cracking ride today. Excellent. And the cakes were something else!

Thank you for a great day , well organised, great route but best of all was the food, many thanks to all your helpers and bakers i was very impressed with the quality of the scram

Firstly thanks for organising the event last Sunday, it was certainly an unforgettable experience! Thanks so much to you and the team for organising a fantastic event - my first audax and I'll be back for more! Found it very friendly and relaxed - a great day out, even though I was frozen half the time!

Great day - many thanks to both you and the WI for a truly epic cakefest.

It was a great day - really good route - I shall be trying it again - great people excellent cakes Many thanks for all your work putting it together.

The organisation was really impressive, the route was excellent and the mix of people was wonderful.

Thanks for today. Well organised, great fun, lovely route, wonderful cake and even the promised sun came out! Go Vegas!

A brrrrrr - illiant day. Thanks. Can I give a thank you to the girls at Heaphy's who stayed open just long enough to serve me some hot pasta, and the 'Control' who were still in welcoming good humour at half five. As the guy that phoned you up from Portbury, I can provide an interesting meterological insight- it actually got warmer after dark!

We enjoyed our ride... Longest I've ever done.. Cake stops were AWESUME

A big thank you for a fantastic day out on the bike :-) Perfect organisation, perfect route and perfect weather... Can you pass on my gratitude to all of the very friendly support crew.... See you again next year.

A superbly run event and very enjoyable route. Fantastic cake and even for us tailenders still a great choice left.

Many thanks for a great day. I did finish the ride but forgot to report in at the HQ - I was distracted by the tea and cakes.

I just wanted to pass on my thanks and congratulations to all involved in the organisation and running of what, for me, was a truly fantastic day. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and am looking forward to my next one! The organisation was absolutely brilliant, and really made the day such a success. My sincerest thanks to you all.

Superb day! Cheers to all those putting in the hard work organising it all! And cheers Barry Jaeger for sorting the weather this year!!!!

What a great ride. The route was mixed with great views. And the food controls were brilliant thanks to all the kind and wonderfull cake makers and staff for looking after us.

That was my first Audax, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Bit on the chilly side (and yes, I also found icicles hanging off my bottom bracket). Well done, and the cakes were amazing. Definitely doing the 200km next year - as long as you can arrange for less Baltic conditions next time.

Thanks to Marcus and the LVIS crew, excellent job again. Even exceeded last years event with even more quality cake! A great day out and I think the few small route changes all worked well. Look forward to next year and yes Go LVIS!

Great fun, superbly organised. As for the cakes - what can I possibly add? Fantastic. Thanks Marcus and team. Go Vegas!

I loved everything about the event and wouldn't change a thing - except the weather, obviously. I'm glad to hear that you are planning to do it all again next year and I look forward to taking part again. Congratulations on the sums raised for excellent charities.

What a day. Thanks.Very glad you let me ride the shorter route after all. It was a bit brutal yesterday, particularly when the temp dropped below 0. Very very well organised though.

Finally defrosted! But wanted to say that was one of the most gruelling - but best ever rides! Cakes stunning! The last few miles I have no idea where I was, sat nav dies, lights on last legs, me on last legs! whole of me frozen to the bike... but what a great bowl of soup and stunning Christmas cake at the finish! Would you also pass my thanks onto your team and also the WI who were truly fantastic! Thank you so much - BRILLIANT! Hopefully this is the start of many more LVIS Audax THANK YOU!

Thanks Marcus for another great day... Perfecto!

A brilliant ride - cheers

Just wanted to say a hearty and now warm having defrosted thanks for another well-organised and friendly day. We always make sure we say thanks to the lovely WI for their cakes and efforts in prising some of us from our chairs instead of staying put. I'd noticed that it seems more of a club riders faster day than when I did it a few years back. But for those of us that are happy to take the day to cycle round we still found it friendly so please keep it's 'got a bike? can do it then' inclusivity just for those of us who take rucksacks of sarnies and scotch eggs than energy bars (-:

Thank you both for an amazing day - and all the LVIS helpers. We'll, as they say, be back.

Thanks for an excellent event to you, Kirsty and everyone else who made it such a fantastic day despite the cold.

i just wanted to say a massive thank you for organising an amazing event. well done for not giving into pressure from the UCI to re-route, like the organisers of the Milan-San Remo did, and sticking to your principles of cake, tea, chimineas and even a pub. it was a fantastic day, made even more epic by frozen ice on people's beards. the best cycling event i've done.

Well done, and thanks for organising. see yers next year.

That was such a cracking day. 130 miles and I wanted it to be longer.

Well done Marcus and the LVIS team. Great day out. Setting the standard on the Audax calendar!

Thanks again for orgainising such an awesome event. It was one heck of a way to start off my Audax career, it might have been cold on the Mendips but the welcome back at Long Ashton (and all the awesome cake stops) was very warm.

Great ride and super organisation plus the Pavlova was as good as ever

Great day's riding today - thanks for all your organising and/or volunteering efforts, and of course everybody else involved too - a slick operation. Look forward to next year's event!

Great day out, so pleased not to have got lost , will sleep very well tonight. Well done to all and thanks for all the encouragement up those hills

It's my considered opinion that the Hill Women's Institute cake stop after 40km of the Ball Buster is the single best stop on any ride in the UK. It's astonishing. If you know of a better one, let me know so I can come and give it a go.

Cracking cracking day at the LVIS Audax.... 225kms, sunshine, smiles & serious amounts of cake!

My first but not my last Audax. Well organised. Please can it be warmer next year...

Best Cakes ever, ever, ever!

I rode your great Audax yesterday. What fine cakes and weather we had and it was worth the trip from cardiff. Thanks for organising a great event.

Yet again you managed to secure the best weather, and the event was expertly run (again!) and most enjoyable. This event is definitely (in my opinion) the jewel in the crown of the Audax series.

A superbly organised event which must take a lot of work. All much appreciated.

I can, hand on heart, say that I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. We had cracking weather, a good route, much friendly banter with the other riders, and the organisation was simply brilliant.

Legend had told me about this ride & the cakes but nothing prepared me for the cakefest at Hill !!! The Pavlova was fantastic

Congratulations on your successful and brilliantly organized ride. My thanks to everyone involved, not forgetting my helpful riding companions.

What a great day and what great organisation. Thank you very much for showing us a whole load of new routes to add to those we already do.

Amazing event.. We were lucky with the beautiful weather but the incredible LVIS team, spectacular riding, friendly fellow travellers and the WI of Doynton (and their cakes) were what made it so special.. Hope to be back again..