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2016 AUK Annual Reunion AUK Systems and awards presentation refresh


his year the new format reunion without the AGM will take place from the 11-13 November at the Holiday Inn Taunton hotel. Its close to M5 Jct 25 & Taunton Parkway rail so easy to find for those not riding down. As well as your usual Dinner Darts to and from the event, Audax Club Bristol will be organising a group 200km Dart from Bristol Temple Meads on the Friday for those coming from further afield. There will also be a different route back on the Sunday. For the Friday evening we are planning to show a couple of great cycling films to keep you entertained (more details to follow) As we don’t have the AGM taking up time on the Saturday, we have planned a few extra events for attendees including a 100km social ride on the Saturday. The will route be taking in the spectacular views across Exmoor and there will be a shorter 50km loop back for those who just want a morning ride. We will also have open sessions in the afternoon where members can send questions or comments for the board in beforehand or give them on the day as well as a session where we debate potential or actual motions in advance of the AGM in February. There will

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also be the chance to discuss any Audax related subjects from GPS master classes, equipment, to running your own local club. For the evening we will have the Awards presentation and Dinner featuring guest speaker Mike Hall. Mike has just won the 2016 Tour Divide, and is a previous winner of the TransAm Bicycle Race and the 18,000 mile World Cycle Race. After the dinner we have an exclusive preview showing of the new Mille Pennines film by Damon Peacock. Sunday will see those riding home depart after a hearty breakfast! The usual mix of single and double rooms will be offered, along with Fri/Sat night packages. Online booking will be available soon via a link on the AUK website, but anyone wishing to book by post should contact Paul Rainbow (07969 901 090) and a postal form will be sent out. Prices are expected to be as follows: n £70 per night for single occupancy n £80 for double occupancy n £18 for 3 course dinner only (no acomm.)


ollowing a call for help with updating the AUK systems, there was an encouraging response from the membership who have professional skills that can be applied to shaping such a project. I am very grateful to those who are giving their time in the evening and weekends to specify what we need in the future. We are still at the early stages of the project, and so I don’t want to commit to any timescales at present. Thank you for your continued support.

Richard Jennings, IT Manager

Paul Rainbow, Reunion Organiser

Mike Hall Photo: Cm2white/CC


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Arrivée Summer 2016 • No.133


Arrivée 133 - Summer 2016  

Arrivée is the free magazine of Audax United Kingdom, the long distance cyclists’ association, which represents the Randonneurs Mondiaux in...

Arrivée 133 - Summer 2016  

Arrivée is the free magazine of Audax United Kingdom, the long distance cyclists’ association, which represents the Randonneurs Mondiaux in...