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.

Medway Marvellous 200 km - Sunday 19th July 2020. Starting from Higham, near Gravesend, Kent. Controls at Speedgate Cafe, Forest Row and Staplehurst, plus 2 information controls. This is the third running of the event following the River Medway from sea to source and riding through some of the finest scenery in Kent. There is also a shorter Medway Marvellous 100 km on the same day.

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 calendar events are suspended due to Covid 19.
Up to 200km permanent and DIY rides now permitted.

Sat, 29 Aug 2020
BBC London Grand Tour06:00Chalfont St Peter
(615 km) in 43h03
600 km Paul Stewart
Thu, 3 Sep 2020
The ACME Grand - Further West11:00Witham, Essex
(1004 km) in 75h00
1000 km Thomas Deakins
Sun, 20 Sep 2020
The Shark07:00Greenwich
(205 km) in 14h21
200 km Ivan Cornell
Sun, 27 Sep 2020
The Kennet Valley Run08:00Grazeley, S of Reading
(207 km) in 13h48
200 km Titus Halliwell
Sat, 3 Oct 2020
Chiltern Pub Crawl00:00Ruislip, Ruislip Lido
(200 km) in 14h00
200 km Tim Sollesse
Sat, 10 Oct 2020
Richard Ellis Memorial 20007:30Churchend, Dunmow, Essex
(200 km) in 13h30
200 km Thomas Deakins
Sat, 17 Oct 2020
Steam Ride:London-Oxford-London (LOL)08:15Waters Edge (Rear), Ruislip, HA4 7YP
(200 km) in 13h20
200 km Tim Sollesse
Sun, 18 Oct 2020
The Fairies Crown and Anchor08:00Ulcombe, Kent
(210 km) in 14h00
200 km Bob Watts
The Fairies Half Crown09:00Ulcombe, Kent
(106 km) in 7h04
100 km Bob Watts
Sun, 25 Oct 2020
The Petworth End of Summer Time 20008:30Pound Street Car Park, Petworth, W Sussex
(208 km) in 13h52
200 km Anton Brown
The Petworth End of Summer Time 100 08:30Pound Street Car Park, Petworth, W Sussex
(111 km) in 7h24
100 km Anton Brown

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Photographic credit: Lise Taylor-Vebel

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