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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 - 2023 date to be announced The now iconic Kent coastal 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.

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

EVENTTIMESTARTING FROMDISTANCEORGANISER
Sun, 7 Aug 2022
London Edinburgh London
EVENT IS NOW CLOSED
05:00Loughton, Essex
(1540 km) in 125h00
1500 km London team
Tour of the Hills
EVENT IS NOW CLOSED
09:30Shere Village Hall, Guildford GU5 9HE
(115 km) in 7h40
100 km Derek Ridyard
Sat, 20 Aug 2022
Hopstock 20008:00The Compasses, Littley Green
(200 km) in 13h30
200 km Thomas Deakins
Hopstock 12009:00The Compasses, Littley Green
(120 km) in 9h36
100 km Thomas Deakins
Airbourne 20008:00Horsham
(200 km) in 13h20
200 km Martin Malins
Oh! To be in Kent
EVENT IS NOW CLOSED
08:00Peckham Rye
(202 km) in 13h28
200 km Samuel Crossley
Hopstock 50km10:00The Compasses, Littley Green
(50 km) in 6h00
50 km Thomas Deakins
Sun, 4 Sep 2022
Rowlands Ramble07:30Surbiton, Greater London
(213 km) in 14h55
200 km Dominic Trevett
Sat, 10 Sep 2022
Straight Outta Hackney08:00Harringay, London
(200 km) in 13h20
200 km Justin Jones
The White Hart08:00Richmond Park, Pembroke Lodge
(200 km) in 14h00
200 km Tim Sollesse
Sat, 24 Sep 2022
University Challenge 60006:00St Martins Approach C/Pk, Ruislip HA4 8BD
(600 km) in 40h00
600 km Tim Sollesse
Sun, 2 Oct 2022
Brace of Bramleys07:30Surbiton
(205 km) in 13h30
200 km Richard Evans
The Fairies Half Crown09:00Ulcombe, Kent
(106 km) in 7h04
100 km Bob Watts
The Fairies Crown and Anchor08:00Ulcombe, Kent
(210 km) in 14h00
200 km Bob Watts
Sat, 15 Oct 2022
Mid Sussex Hilly08:30Uckfield, East Sussex
(108 km) in 8h38
100 km Martin Malins
Mid Sussex Hillier08:30Uckfield, East Sussex
(108 km) in 8h38
100 km Martin Malins
Sat, 5 Nov 2022
Upper Thames07:30Cholsey, E of Didcot
(209 km) in 13h56
200 km Victoria Lawson
Sat, 3 Dec 2022
The South of Bucks Winter Warmer08:00Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2SE
(208 km) in 13h52
200 km Terry Lister

For a full list of Audax UK cycling events visit audax.uk

Photographic credit: Lise Taylor-Vebel

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