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

Events of up to 300km within England resume 29th March.

Sun, 9 May 2021
The Winter Boat Ride07:30The Tichenham Inn, Ickenham
(210 km) in 14h00
200 km Paul Stewart
Hop Garden 200km
08:00Meopham, nr Gravesend
(200 km) in 13h20
200 km Patrick Mcmaster
Sat, 5 Jun 2021
The Hailsham Venta 300 - well nearly!
06:00Hailsham, Freedom Leisure Centre
(308 km) in 20h32
300 km Anton Brown
The Hailsham Liss 200
08:00Hailsham, Freedom Leisure Centre
(212 km) in 14h08
200 km Anton Brown
Sun, 20 Jun 2021
Sussex MidSummer 20007:30Grange Road Car Park, Midhurst, Sussex, GU29 9H
(206 km) in 13h44
200 km Anton Brown
Sun, 27 Jun 2021
The White Hart08:00Richmond Park, Pembroke Lodge
(200 km) in 14h00
200 km Tim Sollesse
Sat, 3 Jul 2021
The Way to the Sea08:00Cutty Sark Gardens, London
(200 km) in 13h20
200 km Adam Young
Sat, 10 Jul 2021
The Exe-Buzzard
(600 km) in 40h00
600 km Ian Hennessey
Sun, 11 Jul 2021
The Devils Punchbowl 200
08:00The Steyning Centre, Steyning, W Sussex
(206 km) in 13h44
200 km Anton Brown
Sat, 24 Jul 2021
Exeter-London (Back to the Smoke 400)
(400 km) in 27h00
400 km Ian Hennessey
Sun, 15 Aug 2021
Rowlands Ramble07:30Surbiton, Greater London
(213 km) in 14h55
200 km Dominic Trevett
Mon, 30 Aug 2021
Man of Kent 08:00Golden Green, Tonbridge
(203 km) in 13h32
200 km David Winslade
Sun, 3 Oct 2021
Brace of Bramleys07:30Surbiton
(205 km) in 13h40
200 km Richard Evans
Sun, 31 Oct 2021
The Petworth End of Summer Time 20008:30Pound Street Car Park, Petworth, W Sussex
(210 km) in 14h00
200 km Anton Brown
Sat, 6 Nov 2021
Upper Thames07:30Cholsey, E of Didcot
(209 km) in 13h56
200 km Phil Dyson

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Photographic credit: Lise Taylor-Vebel

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