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.

Phoenix 400k Invicta Phoenix 400 km - Saturday May 11th 2019 Starting at Gravesend Cyclopark on the A2 and close to rail links, we take a rolling route out to Winchester and back to Rye staying north of the south Downs. A night-time catered hall control at Rye before returning to the Cyclopark early on Sunday morning. Links to Routesheet, GPS Track, Online Entry £10 and the Routecheck.

Oasts and Coasts 300 km - Saturday April 27th 2019 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 £9. Ride with GPS Track. Photos from 2018 event.

Wye Wednesday 200 km - Wednesday February 20th 2019 our quadrennial midweek event round Kent for PBP year. No hidden surprises, over the downs to Seal, on to Headcorn, guaranteed headwind across the marsh (subject to availability) to Hythe over to Wye and back across the Medway. Online Entry £8

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 19 Jan 2019
The Willy Warmer08:00Chalfont St Peter200kmPaul Stewart
Sat 26 Jan 2019
Hills and Mills09:00Hailsham100kmAndy Seviour
Sun 10 Feb 2019
The Winter Boat Ride08:00The Wonder Cafe, Uxbridge200kmPaul Stewart
Wed 20 Feb 2019
Wye Wednesday07:30Gravesend Cyclopark, Gravesend DA11 7NP200kmTom Jackson
Sat 23 Feb 2019
Mad Jack's - John Seviour Memorial09:00Hailsham120kmAndy Seviour
Sat 09 Mar 2019
The Horsepower 20007:30Churchend,Dunmow, Essex200kmThomas Deakins
The Horsepower 10009:00Churchend,Dunmow, Essex100kmThomas Deakins
Sun 10 Mar 2019
Kent Invicta Grimpeur 10009:30Otford, Sevenoaks100kmPatrick McMaster
Kent Invicta Hilly 5010:00Otford, Sevenoaks50kmPatrick McMaster
Sun 24 Mar 2019
Man of Kent - 10th Anniversary Audax08:00Golden Green,Tonbridge200kmDavid Winslade
Sun 31 Mar 2019
Steam Ride:Quainton Express08:30Waters Edge (Rear),Ruislip, HA4 7YP110kmTim Sollesse
Sun 07 Apr 2019
The Shark07:30Greenwich200kmIvan Cornell
Hell of the Sussex Coastal Hills09:00Polegate, E Sussex100kmChristopher Tracey
For those who dont do hills 10009:00Polegate, E Sussex100kmChristopher Tracey
Sat 13 Apr 2019
The Woodman10:00Churchend, Dunmow, Essex100kmThomas Deakins
The Woodman's Daughter09:00Churchend, Dunmow,, Essex50kmThomas Deakins
Amesbury Amble06:00Raynes Park300kmRichard Evans
Sat 27 Apr 2019
Oasts and Coasts 300Km06:00Meopham300kmTom Jackson
Sat 11 May 2019
Invicta Phoenix 40009:00Gravesend Cyclopark, Gravesend DA11 7NP400kmTom Jackson
Sun 12 May 2019
Hop Garden 20008:00Meopham, nr Gravesend200kmPatrick McMaster
Hop Garden Century Ride08:30Meopham, nr Gravesend160kmPatrick McMaster
Hop Garden 10009:00Meopham, nr Gravesend100kmPatrick McMaster
Sat 18 May 2019
The Flatlands 06:00Churchend,Dunmow, Essex600kmThomas Deakins
Down to Downs10:00Uckfield100kmMartin Malins
Sun 26 May 2019
Medway Marvellous 20008:00Higham, near Gravesend, Kent200kmTim Decker
Medway Marvellous 10009:00Higham, near Gravesend, Kent100kmTim Decker
Sat 01 Jun 2019
Windsor Chester Windsor06:00Bray600kmDanial Webb
The Cotswold Flyer08:00Bray200kmDanial Webb
The Chiltern Flyer09:00Bray100kmDanial Webb
Sat 22 Jun 2019
Fenland Friends [Flatlands Reversed]06:00Churchend,, Dunmow600kmThomas Deakins
Sun 23 Jun 2019
Fairies Flattest Possible 30002:00Bethersden, nr Ashford, Kent300kmBob Watts
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
Sun 30 Jun 2019
The London Ditchling Devil08:00Wimbledon Common200kmPaul Stewart
Fri 05 Jul 2019
Hereward the Wake21:00Churchend,Dunmow, Essex300kmThomas Deakins
Sat 13 Jul 2019
The London Orbital Audax6::00Chalfont St Peter300kmPaul Stewart
Sat 20 Jul 2019
Kingdom of the East Saxons11:00Churchend, Dunmow, Essex400kmThomas Deakins
Sat 14 Sep 2019
BBC London06:00Chalfont St Peter600kmPaul Stewart
Sat 02 Nov 2019
Upper Thames07:30Cholsey, E of Didcot200kmPhil Dyson

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Photographic credit: Lise Taylor-Vebel

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