An event run by Ivan Cornell of Audax Club Hackney criss-crossing Kent and East Sussex. For more information and to enter click HERE.
The San Fairy Ann CC autumn audax rides are back again in 2019. 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 117 years ago to commemorate the coronation of Edward VII.
The 2018 routes and café changes were appreciated by riders and will be kept for 2019, so 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 6th October at 8:00 for the 200km and 9:00 for the 100km. Entries are open until one week before through the Audax UK website online or by post:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info about the club: San Fairy Ann CC
THE FAIRIES HALF CROWN 107 Km
THE FAIRIES CROWN & ANCHOR 210km
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Two hilly (grimpeur) audax events run by club member, Martin Malins. They are both 100km and for further details:
Please note that the date for the 2020 Sportive is Sunday 26th April, not the usual May bank holiday. 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.
A reminder of the 115km route is below.
Riders' instructions and routesheet for 2019 are here
A report of the 2016 sportive in the club magazine, The Milestone, is here.
2019 target times can be viewed here
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 was organised by Duncan Edwards and Bob Watts aided by a team of 22 dedicated helpers.
t: 07402 549927
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:
Bethersden Village Hall