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 - 20th April 2024
The now iconic Kent coastal 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. Ride with GPS Track. Photos from 2018 event.

Wye Wednesday 200 km - February 2027
Start/end location at Gravesend Cyclopark conveniently next to the A2. A 7:30am start taking you through Seal, Hadlow, Headcorn and Rolvenden before the turn at Hythe. The return leg takes you through Wye before using the Pilgrims Way and other quiet lanes to guide you back to Gravesend - and all on a Wednesday! Beats working. This event only runs every 4 years in PBP year so don't miss it.

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). AUK membership is not required.

Calendar of events

Sat, 20 Apr 2024
Oasts and Coasts 300Km06:00Meopham
(300 km) in 20h00
300 km Tom Jackson
Sat, 4 May 2024
London Wales London
06:00Chalfont St Peter
(407 km) in 27h00
400 km Liam FitzPatrick
Fast Times in the High Weald08:00Dulwich Village
(208 km) in 14h34
200 km Rob Hyde
Sat, 11 May 2024
Brief Weald Excursion09:00Streatham Common, London
(120 km) in 12h00
100 km Andy Yates
Around Weald Expedition07:30Streatham Common, London
(218 km) in 15h16
200 km Andy Yates
Sun, 12 May 2024
Hop Garden 100km09:00Meopham, nr Gravesend
(100 km) in 10h00
100 km Patrick Mcmaster
Hop Garden Century Ride08:30Meopham, nr Gravesend
(160 km) in 10h40
150 km Patrick Mcmaster
Hop Garden 200km08:00Meopham, nr Gravesend
(200 km) in 13h20
200 km Patrick Mcmaster
Sat, 18 May 2024
Dauntsey Dawdle - the Full Moon Edition!18:00Raynes Park, London
(419 km) in 27h00
400 km Richard Evans
(100 km) in 8h00
100 km Martin Malins
Sat, 1 Jun 2024
Hailsham Venta 30006:00Hailsham
(308 km) in 20h32
300 km Anton Brown
The Hailsham Liss 20007:30Hailsham
(213 km) in 14h41
200 km Anton Brown
Sat, 8 Jun 2024
Wander Wye06:00Raynes Park
(620 km) in 40h00
600 km Richard Evans
Sat, 22 Jun 2024
Arts and Sciences, The London Midland Ride07:00Kings Cross-St Pancras
(600 km) in 40h00
600 km Ian Oliver
Sat, 06 Jul 2024
The Way to the Sea
08:00Cutty Sark Gardens, London
(208 km) in 13h52
200 km Adam Young
Sat, 13 Jul 2024
The Fifth Continent06:00Raynes Park
(309 km) in 20h36
300 km Dave Bradshaw
Sun, 14 Jul 2024
The Devils Punchbowl 20008:00Steyning, W Sussex
(206 km) in 13h44
200 km Anton Brown
The Devils Punchbowl 10009:00Steyning, W Sussex
(112 km) in 7h28
100 km Anton Brown
Sat, 3 Aug 2024
Oh! To be in Kent08:00Peckham Rye
(210 km) in 14h00
200 km Sam Crossley
Sun, 11 Aug 2024
Tour of the Hills09:30Shere Village Hall, Guildford GU5 9HE
(115 km) in 7h40
100 km Derek Ridyard
Sat, 17 Aug 2024
Airbourne 20008:00Horsham
(200 km) in 13h20
200 km Martin Malins
Sun, 1 Sep 2024
Fairies Autumn 20008:00Linton, near Maidstone
(200 km) in 13h20
200 km Bob Watts

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Photographic credit: Lise Taylor-Vebel

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