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.
|Sat 21 Jan 2017|
|The Willy Warmer||08:00||Chalfont St Peter||200km||Paul Stewart|
|Sat 28 Jan 2017|
|Hills and Mills||09:00||Hailsham||100km||Andy Seviour|
|Sat 25 Feb 2017|
|Mad Jack's - John Seviour Memorial||09:00||Hailsham||120km||Andy Seviour|
|Sat 11 Mar 2017|
|The Kennet Valley Run||07:30||Grazeley, S of Reading||200km||Mick Simmons|
|The Kennet Valley 100||09:00||Grazeley, S of Reading||100km||Mick Simmons|
|Sun 19 Mar 2017|
|Man of Kent 200||08:00||Golden Green,Tonbridge||200km||David Winslade|
|Sat 22 Apr 2017|
|Oasts and Coasts 300Km||06:00||Meopham||300km||Tom Jackson|
|Sun 04 Jun 2017|
|The London Ditchling Devil||08:00||Wimbledon Common||200km||Paul Stewart|
|Sat 04 Nov 2017|
|Upper Thames||07:30||Cholsey, E of Didcot||200km||Phil Dyson|
For a full list of Audax UK cycling events visit www.aukweb.net
Photographic credit: Lise Taylor-Vebel