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

All event validations in England are suspended from 5th January 2021.

Sun, 7 Feb 2021
The Winter Boat Ride
07:30The Tichenham Inn, Ickenham
(210 km) in 14h00
200 km Paul Stewart
Sat, 13 Mar 2021
The Horsepower 20007:00Churchend, Dunmow, Essex
(200 km) in 13h30
200 km Thomas Deakins
The Horsepower 100km09:00Churchend, Dunmow, Essex
(102 km) in 8h10
100 km Thomas Deakins
Sun, 14 Mar 2021
Gently Bentley08:00Surbiton
(200 km) in 13h20
200 km Dave Bradshaw
Sat, 27 Mar 2021
Steam Ride:London-Oxford-London (LOL) 202108:00St Martins Approach Cpark, Ruislip HA4 8BD
(200 km) in 14h00
200 km Tim Sollesse
Steam Ride:Quainton Express 202108:15St Martins Approach Cpark, Ruislip HA4 8BD
(117 km) in 9h22
100 km Tim Sollesse
Sun, 28 Mar 2021
The Petworth Start of SummerTime 20008:00Pound Street Car Park, Petworth, W Sussex
(210 km) in 14h00
200 km Anton Brown
The Petworth Start of SummerTime 100 08:30Pound Street Car Park, Petworth, W Sussex
(111 km) in 7h24
100 km Anton Brown
Sun, 11 Apr 2021
The Shark
(205 km) in 14h21
200 km Ivan Cornell
Sat, 17 Apr 2021
The Woodman10:00Churchend, Dunmow, Essex
(100 km) in 8h00
100 km Thomas Deakins
Sat, 24 Apr 2021
A Tribute to Alan Turing07:30Reading, Berks
(209 km) in 13h56
200 km Edwin Raj
A Tribute to Robert Boyle09:00Reading, Berks
(108 km) in 7h12
100 km Edwin Raj
Sun, 15 Aug 2021
Rowlands Ramble07:30Surbiton, Greater London
(213 km) in 14h55
200 km Dominic Trevett
Sun, 3 Oct 2021
Brace of Bramleys07:30Surbiton
(205 km) in 13h40
200 km Richard Evans

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Photographic credit: Lise Taylor-Vebel

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