Cornish Riviera Express 1000
Permanent Event

A voyage from Paddington Station to Penzance and back loosely following the GWR line through the countryside that the Cornish Riviera Express once took.

London, England | Sun 1st Oct 2017 @


A voyage from Paddington Station to Penzance and back loosely following the GWR line through the countryside that the Cornish Riviera Express once took.

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London Paddington
Praed Street
London, W2 1HH
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AAA: 10.00
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Extensive route notes and a variety of nav files will be sent via email a week before the event. Use the interactive map for an overview of what lies ahead (subject to change); toggle the elevation & grade on/off by clicking the key. *Please note plugin's 'grade' is experimental so take it with a pinch of salt.

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Event Information


If you time it right you can leave Paddington Monday-Saturday at 10:03 as the GWR train leaves carrying the Cornish Riviera Express badge, and return 3 days later (Mon-Sat) at 14:01 as the return badged train arrives; 75h58m, allowed time 76h27m. Perhaps you could bag a stamp on your brevet card from the conductor?

An epic journey from London to Penzance and back loosely following the GWR line. Starting of easy it gradually gets tougher as you head into Devon and Cornwall before returning the way you came.


IT IS AN ADVISORY ROUTE – time dependant some sections will be Busy. Trunk and dual carriageways are avoided where ever possible but are used for short sections in places. Cities/towns can have dense traffic. You are free to follow a different path as long as you collect proof of passage at the relevant controls.

Entry includes postage of brevet card one way. Select whether you want to receive your card before or after the event in the entry process. If you select before allow 5 working days to receive, you must then return your card post event with your proof of passage and a self addressed envelope for me to return back to you. If you select after send me the proof of passage electronically; photos (of receipts) or GPX and I’ll fill out your brevet card and return.

You will receive all the details of controls, times etc via a ‘do not reply to’ email upon entering; there will be a link within so you can notify me by email up to a second before you depart.


I’m sorry but I will no longer accept postal as I rarely am able to get to the bank. The payment process isn’t Paypal and will accept credit or debit cards.


Please note:
  • This event is run in accordance with Audax UK's Regulations and is covered by their insurance.
  • Currently only available to Audax UK or CTC/CUK members.
  • Current COVID-19 restrictions if applicable, please see Audax UK news.
  • Whilst COVID-19 restrictions have eased additional measures may still be undertaken for a successful event. Please check the Event Info Details above.
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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Entry £5.50

Before - post completed card with proof of passage & SAE for final return.
After - collect proof of passage & send by email, final card return included.

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