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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 22nd 2017 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

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.

London-Edinburgh-London is the next big target for many audax riders in the South East.

Calendar of events

EVENTTIMESTARTING FROMDISTANCEORGANISER
Sun 30 Jul 2017
London Edinburgh London05:00Loughton, Essex1400kmDanial Webb
Mon 28 Aug 2017
The Crown10:00Kennington, nr Ashford, Kent110kmPaul Britton
Sat 09 Sep 2017
The Flatlands 06:00Churchend,Dunmow, Essex600kmThomas Deakins
Sat 23 Sep 2017
Greenwich Mean Climb06:00Greenwich, London300kmIvan Cornell
Sat 07 Oct 2017
Richard Ellis Memorial 20008:30Churchend,Dunmow, Essex200kmThomas Deakins
Richard Ellis Memorial 10009:30Churchend, Dunmow, Essex100kmThomas Deakins
Sat 21 Oct 2017
Mid Sussex Hillier08:30Chailey, East Sussex100kmMartin Malins
Mid Sussex Hilly08:30Chailey, East Sussex100kmMartin Malins
Sat 04 Nov 2017
Upper Thames07:30Cholsey, E of Didcot200kmPhil Dyson
Sat 02 Dec 2017
The Stansted Airport Express10:00Witham, Essex100kmThomas Deakins
Sat 20 Jan 2018
The Willy Warmer08:00Chalfont St Peter200kmPaul Stewart
Sat 27 Jan 2018
Hills and Mills09:00Hailsham100kmAndy Seviour
Sat 24 Feb 2018
Mad Jack's - John Seviour Memorial09:00Hailsham120kmAndy Seviour
Sun 25 Mar 2018
Kent Invicta Grimpeur 10009:30Otford, Sevenoaks100kmPatrick McMaster
Kent Invicta Hilly 5010:00Otford, Sevenoaks50kmPatrick McMaster
Sat 14 Apr 2018
Amesbury Amble06:00Raynes Park300kmRichard Evans

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

Photographic credit: Lise Taylor-Vebel

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