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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.

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. Entry form opens 01/10/2018.

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. Ride with GPS Track. Photos from 2018 event.

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). AUK membership is not required.

Calendar of events

EVENTTIMESTARTING FROMDISTANCEORGANISER
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 29 Sep 2018
Greenwich Mean Climb06:00Greenwich300kmIvan Cornell
Sat 06 Oct 2018
Richard Ellis Memorial 20008:30Churchend,Dunmow, Essex200kmThomas Deakins
Richard Ellis Memorial 10009:30Churchend, Dunmow, Essex100kmThomas Deakins
Its a Wonderful Weald 10008:30Hailsham, E Sussex110kmChristopher Tracey
Sun 07 Oct 2018
The Fairies Crown and Anchor08:00Ulcombe, Kent200kmBob Watts
The Fairies Half Crown09:00Ulcombe, Kent100kmBob Watts
Sat 20 Oct 2018
Mid Sussex Hilly08:30Chailey, East Sussex100kmMartin Malins
Mid Sussex Hillier08:30Chailey, East Sussex100kmMartin Malins
Sat 03 Nov 2018
Upper Thames07:30Cholsey, E of Didcot200kmPhil Dyson
Sat 01 Dec 2018
The Stansted Airport Express10:00Witham, Essex100kmThomas Deakins
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
Sat 23 Feb 2019
Mad Jack's - John Seviour Memorial09:00Hailsham120kmAndy Seviour
Sat 13 Apr 2019
Amesbury Amble06:00Raynes Park300kmRichard Evans
Sat 01 Jun 2019
Windsor Chester Windsor06:00Bray600kmDanial Webb
Sun 30 Jun 2019
The London Ditchling Devil08:00Wimbledon Common200kmPaul Stewart

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

Photographic credit: Lise Taylor-Vebel

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