EVENTS

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Upcoming events

    • 29/03/2020
    • 08:00
    • Golden Green, Tonbridge, Kent

    The classic tour of the Garden of England.  Entry fee includes food at the start, finish and the legendary Vicarage control in Faversham!

    A 203km cycling event starting from Golden Green,Tonbridge.  Controls at Faversham, Wingham, New Romney and Headcorn, plus 4 information controls.

    Please note - entries on the line are not accepted.

    For 2019 routesheet click HERE

    For 2019 map and downloadable gpx file click HERE


    • 26/04/2020
    • 09:00
    • Marden Memorial Hall


    Please note that the date for the 2020 Sportive is Sunday 26th April (not the customary May bank holiday Monday) and that the start location in Marden is the Memorial Hall not Vestry Hall.  Also, new for 2020 there will be an 85km route as well as the traditional 115km one.

    The revised route and feedstop in 2019 were well received, as was the sunshine and Kent's fine countryside: along the Greensand ridge, through haunted Pluckley and historic Tenterden.  There were extensive views over Romney Marsh before returning through Sissinghurst and Goudhurst with a long downhill at the end.  At the same time a tremendous £3,800 was raised for the Air Ambulance.  Feedstops for the 115km route will be at 55km and 85km.  The new 85km route will avoid the Romney Marsh loop and have a single feedstop at 55km.  

    Enter

    A reminder of the 115km route is below.
    Riders' instructions and routesheet for 2019 are here
    A report of the 2018 sportive in the club magazine, The Milestone, is here.
    2019 target times can be viewed here

    EVENT HQ


    Marden Memorial Hall is on Goudhurst Road, Marden. (OS grid TQ740445 Post Code TN12 9JX). 
    The Hall will be open from 08:00 for a 09:00 start. Groups of about 15 riders will start at 2 minute intervals.

    This event is organised by Duncan Edwards and Bob Watts aided by a team of two dozen dedicated helpers.

    t: 07402 549927
    e: sfa.sportive@gmail.com

    PARKING

    We encourage you to cycle to the event or, if this is impractical, to car share.  If you do drive, the pay-and-display station car park is only £1 on Sundays.  Free parking may be available on Pattenden Lane subject to later confirmation.  Please DO NOT park in the Memorial Hall or Library car parks.

    THE ROUTE

    Below is the route for 2019 which will be changed slightly for 2020 to reflect the new start/finish location.  Click on 'View full route' below to view the route in 'Ride with GPS' and to download (export) route files in various formats 


    SFA SPORTIVE 2015
    • 21/06/2020
    • Bethersden Village Hall


    For many years the Club has been organising its own summer series of Audax rides from Bethersden offering five distances from 50 to 300 kilometres to suit a wide range of riders.  Apart from the pleasant Kent countryside, the flatish routes and quality of food provided, participants often welcome manned controls (seven in total!).  In 2020 the rides take place on Sunday 21 June, one day after the summer solstice.  Entries will open on the Audax UK website in October 2019 and will close one week before the event.  There are no entries on the day, except for the 50km event.

    Route sheets and gpx files from 2019 are below.  These will be revised nearer the day, and following a routecheck, but are unlikely to change much.

    Riders' instructions and start times are here.

    Route maps and gps files at the links below: 


    Routesheets are below:


     Event Links to  routesheets 
     Easy Peasy 50  Standard  Large Print
     Flat 100  Standard  Large Print
     Fairly Flat 150  Standard  Large Print
     Half Flat 200  Standard  Large Print
     Flattest Possible 300  Standard  Large Print
      

    EVENT HQ

    Bethersden Village Hall
    Forge Hill
    Bethersden
    Kent
    TN26 3AF

    • 19/07/2020
    • Kent, location tba

    A third running of two well-received audax events by club member Tim Decker, with catering at the start and finish.  The start/finish location is yet to be finalised and hence the route is not yet firm.  However, below you can see the delightful and interesting route Tim set in 2019:

    The 200km event visits the Hoo Peninsular following the popular Heron Trail cycle route and passing the historic St James Church made famous in the opening scene of Great Expectations. It is worth stopping briefly to view the Graveyard: '....five little stone lozenges each about a foot and a half long which were arranged in a neat row ... and were sacred to the memory of five little brothers of mine....'  The North Kent Marshes are one of the most important natural wetlands in Europe and riders are likely to see a variety of different birdlife whilst enjoying stunning panoramic views of the Thames and Medway estuaries. After heading back into Higham the ride enters the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and gets a lot hillier, but also much more wooded. A control at the popular Speedgate Riding Cafe provides ample opportunity for refreshments. Riders then drop down to the beautiful Darenth Valley passing through the villages of Eynsford and Shoreham before following the foot of the North Downs along the Pilgrims Way to Titsey. The next section goes over the Weald through small lanes crossing the Medway near its source at Forest Row, which offers ample opportunities for refreshments and then eastwards to the South of Tunbridge Wells to the penultimate control in Staplehurst. This section is nicely varied, with lots of short climbs and descents, traditional villages and forests. Heading back towards the finish the section the next section is flat as it follows the River Beult a tributary of the Medway to Wateringbury. After climbing Red Hill riders reach the North Pole (A pub, not the Arctic) and are rewarded with a long downhill stretch to Aylesford where the River Medway is crossed again. The final section follows the Medway through the villages of Eccles and Burham before crossing the river again next to the M2. In the distance riders can see Rochester Castle and Cathedral and the Isle of Grain. A final climb through the outskirts of Strood takes riders past Gads Hill Place, Dickens country home, where he wrote many of his most famous books, back to the finish at Higham.

    The 100km event has a 9 a.m. start, 15 minutes after the first train to Higham, enabling entrants to arrive by train.  The route also heads out on the Hoo Peninsular following the popular Heron Trail cycle route and passing the historic St James Church made famous in the opening scene of Great Expectations. it is worth stopping briefly to view the Graveyard: '....five little stone lozenges each about a foot and a half long which were arranged in a neat row ... and were sacred to the memory of five little brothers of mine....'   The North Kent Marshes are one of the most important natural wetlands in Europe and riders are likely to see a variety of different birdlife whilst enjoying stunning panoramic views of the Thames and Medway estuaries.  After heading back into Higham the ride enters the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and gets a lot hillier, but also much more wooded. A control at the popular Speedgate Riding Cafe provides ample opportunity for refreshments.  Riders then ascend the North Downs passing the world famous Brand’s Hatch motor racing circuit. At the top of Speedgate Hill it is worth taking the time to enjoy the fabulous views over the Weald of Kent. A fast and steep descent leads to the delightful villages of Ightham and Basted and a control at Gover Hill Woods.  The next stop on the ride is Aylesford, where the ride crosses the Medway again on the old bridge, which is only open to cyclists and pedestrians.  The final section follows the Medway through the villages of Eccles and Burham before crossing the river again next to the M2. In the distance riders can see Rochester Castle and Cathedral and the Isle of Grain.  A final climb through the outskirts of Strood takes riders past Gads Hill Place - Dickens country home where he wrote many of his most famous books - back to the finish at Higham.

    Entries will be through Audax UK website nearer the day


    For the 2019 event details:
    R
    oute including gpx files:
    Medway Marvellous 100
    Medway Marvellous 200

    Routesheet:
    Medway Marvellous 100
    Medway Marvellous 200

    • 18/10/2020
    • 08:00
    • Ulcombe, Kent

    Here's your chance to enjoy the autumn colours with the San Fairy Ann CC Crown rides in 2020 They are named after the Wye Crown high above the first control on Wye Green, which was cut into the chalk of the North Downs 118 years ago to commemorate the coronation of Edward VII.

    In 2020 the much admired routes will still allow the 200km riders will still get to see the sea in many places and pass those famous castles at Walmer, Dover, Sandgate, Hastings, Bodiam and Sissinghurst.  Half of the 100km route is within the North Downs and High Weald areas of outstanding natural beauty.  Both routes try to keep to less busy roads.


    The start and finish is Ulcombe village hall, Kent ME17 1EB on Sunday 18th October at 8:00 for the 200km and 9:00 for the 100km.  Entries will open on 1 April 2020 but you would be no fool to enter.  Below are details of the 2019 event which are unlikely to change too much.

    A gpx file can be downloaded by clicking on View Full Version of the map below then exporting in your chosen format.


    As always, there will be a warm welcome and a decent spread of food both before and after the event.  We hope to see lots of club members, and maybe introduce some audax novices to the delights of these events.


    If you have any questions about either of these events,
    please contact Bob Watts bobwatts999@gmail.com

    For more info about the club:  San Fairy Ann CC

    THE FAIRIES HALF CROWN 107 Km



    THE FAIRIES CROWN & ANCHOR 210km


    Start location


Past events

03/11/2019 Kent Cycling Association Lunch and Prize Presentation
19/10/2019 Mid-Sussex Hilly 100km audaxes
06/10/2019 The Fairies Crown audaxes 100 & 200km
28/09/2019 Greenwich Mean Climb 300km audax
08/09/2019 SFACC 12 Hour TT Championships - Kent CA (inc VTTA Kent group Champs)
07/09/2019 Thanet Platinum audaxes 110, 160, 200km
25/08/2019 SFACC 25 mile Time Trial Championships at Catford Open 25
18/08/2019 SFACC Open 10 TT
11/08/2019 SFACC 50 TT Chamionships - Medway Velo Club
03/08/2019 Crits at the Park #8
31/07/2019 SFACC 10 TT
24/07/2019 SFACC 10 TT
17/07/2019 SFACC 10 TT
14/07/2019 San Fairy Ann summer Road Race
10/07/2019 SFACC 10 TT
07/07/2019 SFACC 25 TT Championships - Gravesend CC
03/07/2019 SFACC 10 TT
26/06/2019 SFACC 10 TT
23/06/2019 The Fairies Flat 5 audaxes 50 to 300km
19/06/2019 SFACC 10 TT
16/06/2019 SFACC Tandem Championships, VTTA 25 Mile TT
12/06/2019 SFACC 10 TT
09/06/2019 SFACC 100 TT Championships - Kent CA (incl VTTA Kent group Champs)
08/06/2019 Crits at the Park #4
05/06/2019 SFACC 10 TT
29/05/2019 SFACC 10 TT
26/05/2019 Medway Marvellous audaxes 100 & 200km
22/05/2019 SFACC 10 TT
18/05/2019 Down to Downs audax 100km
15/05/2019 SFACC 10 TT
12/05/2019 SFACC 10 TT Championships - Sydenham Wheelers 10
12/05/2019 Herne Hill Velodrome Club session
12/05/2019 Hop Garden audaxes 100 to 200km
11/05/2019 Invicta Phoenix audax 400km
06/05/2019 SFA Sportive 2019
27/04/2019 Oasts and Coasts audax 300km
07/04/2019 Herne Hill club track training session
07/04/2019 The Shark audax 200km
24/03/2019 Man of Kent audax 200km
10/03/2019 Kent Invicta Hilly audaxes 50 & 100km
02/03/2019 Abellio SFA Spring crits
20/02/2019 Wye Wednesday audax 200km
28/10/2018 The KCA Reliability Trial 2018
07/10/2018 THE SFA CROWN AUDAX RIDES 100 & 200km
29/09/2018 Maidstone CycleFest
23/09/2018 Heart of Kent Hospice Cyclo Sportive
02/09/2018 Big Tim's Big Day Out
01/09/2018 THANET PLATINUM AUDAX SERIES 100, 160 & 200 KMS
27/08/2018 Annual Club Track Championships 2018
19/08/2018 SFA Open 10 Mile Time Trial
08/08/2018 SFACC Club 10 Mile Time Trial, Cancelled
01/08/2018 SFACC Club 10 Mile Time Trial
01/07/2018 THE FAIRIES 'FLAT' AUDAX SERIES 2018
27/05/2018 MEDWAY MARVELOUS 100 & 200 AUDAX
07/05/2018 SFA SPORTIVE 2018
21/04/2018 OASTS AND COASTS 300 KMS AUDAX
08/04/2018 RESCHEDULED: Man of Kent Audax 200 Km
24/03/2018 SAN FAIRY ANN BIRTHDAY LUNCH 2018
18/03/2018 POSTPONED: Man of Kent Audax 200 Km
27/01/2018 CANCELLED - ANNUAL CLUB DINNER & PRIZE PRESENTATION - 2018
29/10/2017 KCA RELIABILITY TRIAL 2017
01/10/2017 The Fairies Fall Audax Series 100 & 200 kms
18/06/2017 THE FAIRIES 'FLAT' AUDAX SERIES 2017
07/05/2017 KENT VELO GIRLS SPORTIVE 2017
01/05/2017 SFA SPORTIVE 2017
25/03/2017 SAN FAIRY ANN BIRTHDAY LUNCH 2017
21/01/2017 ANNUAL CLUB DINNER & PRIZE PRESENTATION
27/11/2016 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016
19/11/2016 NEW SFA CLOTHING 'TRY ON' EVENT
15/11/2016 ADDITIONAL NEW SFA CLOTHING 'TRY ON' EVENT
08/11/2016 NEW SFA CLOTHING 'TRY ON' EVENT
30/10/2016 KCA RELIABILITY TRIAL 2016
25/06/2016 B GROUP - FRENCH RIDE 2016
19/06/2016 THE FAIRIES 'FLAT' AUDAX SERIES 2016
12/06/2016 PILGRIMS HOSPICE - 'DIVAS ON WHEELS'
14/05/2016 DULUX TRADE LONDON REVOLUTION 2016
02/05/2016 SFA SPORTIVE 2016
01/05/2016 PILGRIMS HOSPICE CYCLE CHALLENGE 2016
17/04/2016 KENT VELO GIRLS SPORTIVE 2016
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