The Three Lakes

A non-competitive cycling event on public roads over 128km and climbing 2150 metres.

This event will not be run in 2010.

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Report and Results - 9 August 2009

A pleasant summer's day in the Welsh hills with a dry, bright morning and a warm, sunny afternoon to finish. Punctuated by a light drizzle around mid-distance.

All riders reported an enjoyable day out.

  • There were just two non-finishers, both for reasons unrelated to the event.
  • It was a shock to find that Corwen now charge £3.50 to park for the day. Although nicely resurfaced, with some picnic benches around the edge, that's too much. It is unlikely I will base another event here.
  • Riders discovered that two different distance measurement sytems were in use: from riding the route from the start to Bala and from Bala to the finish; and Graham Mills's original route sheet for Bala-Vyrnwy-Bala. I had ridden that section in July and suspected that it was some 3km longer than stated. But I had forgotten my pen and didn't update it. Sorry. Total ride distance was probably near 132km.

Despite concerns about traffic and congestion during the school holidays, the roads were reasonably quiet and any delays at controls short. The Eisteddfod did cause the anticipated snarl-up in Bala but it was limited to the centre and soon cleared the other side.

This event will not be run in 2010.

Finishers 2009


Name Club
Tony ADAMS Bolsover Wheelers
S ARUNDEL Liverpool mercury Dolan
Paul BATES
Chris BAYNHAM-HUGHESCTC
Andrew BIRTLES
David BRIGHT Chesterfield Spire
Martyn BURTON
Debra CAMPBELL
alex CAPSTICK
john CROOK
Gary DAVIES
Nigel DAWSON Prescot Eagle RC
Tony DELAMUNTY Liverpool mercury Dolan
Andy DUFFIELD British Cycling
Andy FEWTRELL Up and Under RT
Lorna FEWTRELL Up and Under RT
Ricardo GARCIA Liverpool mercury Dolan
michael HUGHES British Cycling
Richard HURLEY Beacon RCC
IAN JOHNSON Chesterfield Spire
SUSAN JOHNSON CTC
Alan JOYCE Liverpool Mercury
James MARR
Alison MARSH SYNDDA
Cameron MCCREADY CTC
Senga MCCREADY CTC
Graham MILLER CTC
Mark MILLS CTC
Andy PATTERSON Mid-Cheshire Tri
Paul ROGERS Birkenhead North End
Janet SHAW Peak Audax
Robert SHAW Peak Audax
Jonathan STUBBS Mid Cheshire Tri
lee TAYLOR British Cycling
John TETLEY Hereford Wheelers
Matt THURLOW CTC
Oliver WRIGHT Rutland CC

All the above completed the route within the time limit.


Finishers37
Non Starters3
Abandoned2
Out of Time0
Total Entries42


In accordance with Audax UK rules, a list of finisher names only is published, without times or positions.