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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 25th 2020 CANCELLED 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. Ride with GPS Track. Photos from 2018 event.

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

Calendar events up to 300k resume from the 1st of September 2020.
Up to 600km permanent and DIY rides now permitted.

EVENTTIMESTARTING FROMDISTANCEORGANISER
Sat, 3 Oct 2020
Chiltern Pub Crawl08:15Ruislip, Ruislip Lido
(200 km) in 14h00
200 km Tim Sollesse
Sun, 4 Oct 2020
Rowlands Ramble
EVENT IS NOW CLOSED
07:30Surbiton, Greater London
(213 km) in 14h55
200 km Dominic Trevett
Sat, 10 Oct 2020
Richard Ellis Memorial 200
EVENT SUSPENDED
07:30Churchend, Dunmow, Essex
(200 km) in 13h30
200 km Thomas Deakins
Sat, 17 Oct 2020
Steam Ride:London-Oxford-London (LOL)08:15Waters Edge (Rear), Ruislip, HA4 7YP
(200 km) in 14h00
200 km Tim Sollesse
Sun, 18 Oct 2020
The Fairies Crown and Anchor
EVENT SUSPENDED
08:00Ulcombe, Kent
(210 km) in 14h00
200 km Bob Watts
The Fairies Half Crown
EVENT SUSPENDED
09:00Ulcombe, Kent
(106 km) in 7h04
100 km Bob Watts
Sun, 25 Oct 2020
The Petworth End of Summer Time 200
EVENT SUSPENDED
08:30Pound Street Car Park, Petworth, W Sussex
(208 km) in 13h52
200 km Anton Brown
The Petworth End of Summer Time 100
EVENT IS NOW CLOSED
08:30Pound Street Car Park, Petworth, W Sussex
(111 km) in 7h24
100 km Anton Brown
Sat, 7 Nov 2020
Upper Thames07:30Cholsey, E of Didcot
(209 km) in 13h56
200 km Phil Dyson
Sun, 8 Nov 2020
Brace of Bramleys07:30Surbiton
(205 km) in 13h40
200 km Richard Evans
Sat, 5 Dec 2020
The South of Bucks Winter Warmer08:00Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2SE
(208 km) in 13h52
200 km Terry Lister
Sun, 11 Apr 2021
The Shark
EVENT IS NOW CLOSED
07:00Greenwich
(205 km) in 14h21
200 km Ivan Cornell

For a full list of Audax UK cycling events visit audax.uk

Photographic credit: Lise Taylor-Vebel

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