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Oasts and Coasts 300 km Audax

Saturday 25 April 2020 @ 6am - CANCELLED

Due to COVID-19 this event like many others were cancelled

We took the decision to donate the entry fees to a local hospice charity and received this thank you:

Dear Mr Jackson,
I am writing on behalf of ellenor to express our sincere thanks for your generous donation of £385 from Kent Audax, which we gratefully received today. Gifts such as yours go a long way towards helping us in our mission to serve families facing terminal illness and are a very special way to commemorate and celebrate life. By supporting ellenor, you are helping people of all ages - babies, children, adults and their families, to make the most of every second they have together, whatever happens.
ellenor has a team of passionate, dedicated healthcare professionals, support staff and volunteers who all share one singular goal; to give every child or adult patient and their families the expert care and support we would want for our own loved ones. And, when the time comes, an end of life journey that is peaceful, comfortable and dignified. It simply wouldn't be possible for us to do this without the support of amazing people like you, so please know the difference you are making.
Your support has a huge impact. It helps families stay together and makes sure that those last moments are not lost moments.
On behalf of our families, thank you for being part of ellenor.
Meghan Hunt
Supporter Care Officer

The 9th running of the Oasts and Coasts 300 starting at Meopham Scout Hut organised by Tom Jackson and friends.

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 an excellent mixture of riding terrain and road surfaces. 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!

Entries are now closed for 2020

The start and finish at Meopham Scout Hut provides parking and easy access by rail and road. Hot drinks and snacks before the 6am start, and pizza or similar at the end included in the entry fee.

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