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Kent Audax - cycling events in Kent

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Kent Audax is a web site to promote long distance cycling events in South East England held under Audax UK regulations. All cyclist are welcome to take part, regardless of their other club or CTC affiliations.

Audax is an increasingly popular form of cycling over a range of distances - from 50km (about 32 miles) to over 1400km (something like 870 miles). If you're not a member of CTC, AUK or BC, you will need to obtain temporary membership of AUK - just add an extra £2.00 on top of the event fee and AUK will ensure that you have the necessary 3rd party insurance for the duration of the event.

Oasts and Coasts 300 km - Saturday April 21st 2018 repeated last year's successful event organised by Tom Jackson with a convenient start/end location at Meopham. A 6am start giving you 14 hours of daylight, with an undulating route over the beautiful North Downs at Toys Hill, past Hever Castle and across the Ashdown Forest to a cafe control in Uckfield. Then further undulation through to Battle and Brede before a descent into Rye and a flat section across to Hythe at the half way point. From here climb Capel Le Ferne and descend with views to France on a good day to pass Dover Castle. Enjoy a lovely route on quiet roads along the coast through St Margarets and Deal to Sandwich before crossing to the north Kent coast at Birchington. Ride the traffic free sea wall and roll on to Herne Bay for your last cafe feed on the seafront. The return will take you through Whitstable, Seasalter, Faversham and then inland through Doddington to slowly climb before the descent of Hollingbourne Hill. The Pilgrims Way will take you across to the Medway where you cross via the M2 cycle path and from Cuxton we take the lanes back to the Meopham finish. A good chance to take a look at the Kent coastline and experience some great roads. The first 100k is definitely scenic. Hopefully a SW tail wind will follow you from Uckfield around to Dover; then drop at Herne Bay for your evening return! Many people commented on the excellent variation of riding on this 300, using cycle paths, lanes, B and the occasional A road. Routesheet and GPS Track. Online Entry

Medway Marvellous 200 - Sunday 27th May 2018. Starting from Higham, near Gravesend, Kent. Controls at Speedgate Cafe, Forest Row and Staplehurst, plus 2 information controls. This is a new event following the River Medway from sea to source and riding through some of the finest scenery in Kent.

Thanet Platinum 200km - Saturday 1st September 2018. Starting at Goody Ales brewery in Herne Common, the route heads through Whitstable, Selling and Charing to the first control at Biddenden. From there, the roads become more rolling as you ride past Bodiam Castle to Robertsbridge then up to Brightling (past the pyramid mausoleum of Victorian eccentric Jack Fuller) before descending to the next control at Pevensey. From there, it's a flat coastal section through Bexhill and Hastings, a climb to Fairlight followed by a fast descent to Pett Levels, then through Rye and turning inland through Appledore to the next control at Brabourne Lees. Then it's a climb over the North Downs followed by a long, mostly downhill section through the woods to Chartham, then a final undulating section around the outskirts of Canterbury to the finish back at Goody Ales for a well-earned beer or two. There is also a 100 mile or 115km option.

Brevet des Grimpeurs du Sud is an award for anybody who completes 5 rides of 100km or over eligible for AAA points starting in the counties of Essex, Herts, Bucks, Surrey, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent and Greater London within the same calendar year (from 1st Jan to 31st Dec; exceptionally extended from Nov 1st 2011 for the 2012 season). AUK membership is not required.

Calendar of events

EVENTTIMESTARTING FROMDISTANCEORGANISER
Sat 24 Feb 2018
Mad Jack's - John Seviour Memorial09:00Hailsham120kmAndy Seviour
Sat 03 Mar 2018
Steam Ride:Quainton Express08:30London, Ruislip Lido, Woody Bay 'beach' Station110kmTim Sollesse
Sat 10 Mar 2018
The Horsepower 20007:30Churchend,Dunmow, Essex200kmThomas Deakins
The Horsepower 10009:00Churchend,Dunmow, Essex100kmThomas Deakins
The Kennet Valley Run07:30Grazeley, S of Reading200kmMick Simmons
The Kennet Valley 10009:00Grazeley, S of Reading100kmMick Simmons
Sun 18 Mar 2018
Man of Kent 20008:00Golden Green,Tonbridge200kmDavid Winslade
Sun 25 Mar 2018
Kent Invicta Grimpeur 10009:30Otford, Sevenoaks100kmPatrick McMaster
Kent Invicta Hilly 5010:00Otford, Sevenoaks50kmPatrick McMaster
Mon 02 Apr 2018
The Shark07:30Greenwich200kmIvan Cornell
Sat 14 Apr 2018
The Woodman10:00Churchend, Dunmow, Essex100kmThomas Deakins
The Woodman's Daughter09:00Churchend, Dunmow,, Essex50kmThomas Deakins
Amesbury Amble06:00Raynes Park300kmRichard Evans
Sat 21 Apr 2018
Oasts and Coasts 300Km06:00Meopham300kmTom Jackson
Sun 13 May 2018
Hop Garden 20008:00Meopham, nr Gravesend200kmPatrick McMaster
Hop Garden Century Ride08:30Meopham, nr Gravesend160kmPatrick McMaster
Hop Garden 10009:00Meopham, nr Gravesend100kmPatrick McMaster
Sun 27 May 2018
Medway Marvellous 20008:00Higham, near Gravesend, Kent200kmTim Decker
Medway Marvellous 10009:00Higham, near Gravesend, Kent100kmTim Decker
Sun 03 Jun 2018
The London Ditchling Devil08:00Wimbledon Common200kmPaul Stewart
Thu 28 Jun 2018
The ACME Grand11:00Witham, Essex1000kmThomas Deakins
Sun 01 Jul 2018
Fairies Flattest Possible 30002:00Bethersden, nr Ashford, Kent300kmDavid Winslade
Fairies Half-Flat 20008:00Bethersden, nr Ashford, Kent200kmBob Watts
Fairies Fairly Flat 15008:30Bethersden, nr Ashford, Kent150kmBob Watts
Fairies Flat 10009:00Bethersden, nr Ashford, Kent100kmBob Watts
Fairies Easy Peasy 5010:00Bethersden, nr Ashford, Kent50kmBob Watts
Sat 07 Jul 2018
AAA Milne10:00Barcombe near Lewes100kmMartin Malins
Fri 13 Jul 2018
Hereward the Wake21:00Churchend,Dunmow, Essex300kmThomas Deakins
Sat 01 Sep 2018
Thanet Platinum 20008:00Herne Common, Kent200kmDavid Kenning
Thanet Platinum Century08:30Herne Common, Kent160kmDavid Kenning
Thanet Platinum 11009:30Herne Common, Kent110kmDavid Kenning
Sat 08 Sep 2018
Fenland Friends [Flatlands Reversed]06:00Churchend,, Dunmow600kmThomas Deakins
Sat 06 Oct 2018
Richard Ellis Memorial 20008:30Churchend,Dunmow, Essex200kmThomas Deakins
Richard Ellis Memorial 10009:30Churchend, Dunmow, Essex100kmThomas Deakins
Sat 03 Nov 2018
Upper Thames07:30Cholsey, E of Didcot200kmPhil Dyson

For a full list of Audax UK cycling events visit www.aukweb.net

Photographic credit: Lise Taylor-Vebel

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