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.

The Man of Kent 200 km - Sunday 29th March 2020. Starting from Golden Green, near Tonbridge, Kent. Controls at Faversham, Wingham, New Romney and Headcorn. This is the the classic tour of the Garden of England.

Oasts and Coasts 300 km - Saturday April 25th 2020 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 £9.

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

Sat, 18 Jan 2020
The Kelvedon Oyster10:00Kelvedon, Essex
(104 km) in 8h40
100 km Graeme Provan
Sat, 25 Jan 2020
Hills and Mills09:00Hailsham
(105 km) in 7h30
100 km Andy Seviour
Sun, 9 Feb 2020
The Winter Boat Ride08:00The Wonder Cafe, Uxbridge
(210 km) in 14h00
200 km Paul Stewart
Sat, 22 Feb 2020
Mad Jack's - John Seviour Memorial09:00Hailsham
(125 km) in 8h56
100 km Andy Seviour
Chiltern Grit 20008:00Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 7QX
(214 km) in 14h16
200 km Jocelyn Chappell
Sun, 8 Mar 2020
Kent Invicta Grimpeur 10009:30Otford, Sevenoaks
(100 km) in 8h20
100 km Patrick Mcmaster
Kent Invicta Hilly 5010:00Otford, Sevenoaks
(50 km) in 4h10
50 km Patrick Mcmaster
Sat, 14 Mar 2020
The Horsepower 20007:00Churchend, Dunmow, Essex
(200 km) in 13h30
200 km Thomas Deakins
Sun, 15 Mar 2020
Gently Bentley08:00Surbiton
(200 km) in 13h20
200 km Dave Bradshaw
Sun, 22 Mar 2020
Chelmer CC 200k08:00Chelmsford
(200 km) in 13h20
200 km Chris Regan
The Kennet Valley Run08:00Grazeley, S of Reading
(207 km) in 13h48
200 km Titus Halliwell
Sat, 28 Mar 2020
Steam Ride:London-Oxford-London (LOL)08:15Waters Edge (Rear), Ruislip, HA4 7YP
(200 km) in 13h20
200 km Tim Sollesse
Sun, 29 Mar 2020
Man of Kent 08:00Golden Green, Tonbridge
(203 km) in 13h30
200 km David Winslade
The Petworth Start of Summer Time 20008:30Pound Street Car Park, Petworth, W Sussex
(208 km) in 13h52
200 km Anton Brown
Sat, 4 Apr 2020
3Down London - New Forest06:00Chalfont St Peter, SL9 9QX
(309 km) in 20h00
300 km Ian Oliver
Sat, 25 Apr 2020
Oasts and Coasts 300Km06:00Meopham
(300 km) in 20h00
300 km Tom Jackson
Sat, 2 May 2020
London Wales London06:00Chalfont St Peter, Bucks
(407 km) in 27h08
400 km Paul Stewart
Green & Yellow Fields00:01Manningtree
(301 km) in 20h00
300 km Grant Huggins
Sun, 3 May 2020
ECCA 200k08:00High Easter, nr Chelmsford
(200 km) in 13h20
200 km Chris Regan
Sat, 9 May 2020
London Circuit 40008:30Waters Edge, Ruislip Lido
(400 km) in 28h00
400 km Tim Sollesse
Sun, 10 May 2020
Hop Garden 100km09:00Meopham, nr Gravesend
(100 km) in 10h00
100 km Patrick Mcmaster
Sat, 16 May 2020
Dauntsey Dawdle06:00Raynes Park, London SW20
(400 km) in 26h40
400 km Chris Campbell
Sat, 30 May 2020
Asparagus & Strawberries09:00Manningtree
(414 km) in 27h00
400 km Grant Huggins
University Challenge00:00Water's Edge, Ruislip Lido
(600 km) in 40h00
600 km Tim Sollesse
Sat, 6 Jun 2020
The Hailsham Venta 300 - well nearly!06:00Hailsham, Freedom Leisure Centre
(308 km) in 20h32
300 km Anton Brown
The Hailsham Liss 200 Calendar Event08:00Hailsham, Freedom Leisure Centre
(208 km) in 13h52
200 km Anton Brown
The Buzzard07:00Leighton Buzzard
(600 km) in 40h00
600 km Ian Hennessey
Sun, 7 Jun 2020
The London Ditchling Devil08:00Wimbledon Common
(205 km) in 13h40
200 km Paul Stewart
Sat, 13 Jun 2020
Wander Wye06:00Raynes Park
(611 km) in 40h00
600 km Daniel Smith
Sat, 20 Jun 2020
Fenland Friends (Flatlands Reversed)06:00Churchend, , Dunmow
(600 km) in 40h00
600 km Thomas Deakins
Willesden's Last Gasp07:00Kings Cross-St Pancras
(620 km) in 41h20
600 km Ian Oliver
Sun, 21 Jun 2020
Windmill Ride (200)08:30Chelmer CC Club hut, Meteor Way, Chelmsford
(201 km) in 13h24
200 km Stefan Eichenseher
Fairies Easy Peasy 5010:00Bethersden, near Ashford, Kent
(50 km) in 3h20
50 km Bob Watts
Fairies Flat 10009:00Bethersden, near Ashford, Kent
(100 km) in 6h40
100 km Bob Watts
Fairies Fairly Flat 15008:30Bethersden, near Ashford, Kent
(150 km) in 10h00
150 km Bob Watts
Fairies Half-Flat 20008:00Bethersden, near Ashford, Kent
(200 km) in 13h20
200 km Bob Watts
Fairies Flattest Possible 30002:00Bethersden, near Ashford, Kent
(311 km) in 20h44
300 km Bob Watts
Wed, 8 Jul 2020
London - Lands End - London22:00Raynes Park
(1026 km) in 75h00
1000 km Richard Evans
Sun, 19 Jul 2020
Medway Marvellous 20008:00Shorne, near Rochester, Kent
(203 km) in 13h32
200 km Tim Decker
Medway Marvellous 10009:00Shorne, near Rochester, Kent
(103 km) in 6h52
100 km Tim Decker
Sun, 26 Jul 2020
LEJOG 140008:00Land's End, Cornwall
(1402 km) in 0h00
1400 km Andy Corless
Sat, 8 Aug 2020
Essex R&R08:00Witham, Essex
(213 km) in 14h55
200 km Grant Huggins
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
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
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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