EVENTS

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Upcoming events

    • 24/03/2019
    • 08:00
    • Golden Green, Tonbridge, Kent

    Join us for the 10th running of the classic tour of the Garden of England. Entry fee includes food at the start, finish and the legendary Vicarage control in Faversham!

    The 203km event starts from Golden Green, Tonbridge and has controls at Faversham, Wingham, New Romney and Headcorn, plus 4 information controls.

    Entries open on 1 November 2018 on the Audax UK website and this popular event is likely to be oversubscribed. 

    For 2018 routesheet click HERE

    For 2018 map and downloadable gpx file click HERE


    • 06/05/2019
    • 09:00
    • Marden Vestry Hall

    Ride through some of Kent's wonderful countryside, heading south-east past Tenterden to a feed stop on the edge of Romney Marsh.  The return is through Sissinghurst and Goudhurst with a long downhill at the end.  At the same time help raise money for a very worthwhile charity (over £5,000 raised in 2018!)

    See route below.
    Riders' instructions and route sheet for 2018 are here
    A report of the 2016 sportive in the club magazine, The Milestone, is here.
    Target times can be viewed here.

    Entries are open now: £17.50 (£25.00 on the day)

    Enter this event online

    EVENT HQ


    Marden Vestry Hall is opposite the Library on Marden High Street. (OS grid TQ746447 Post Code TN12 9DP). 
    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 dedicated helpers.

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


    PARKING

    Please DO NOT park in the Library car park.

    It is hoped that parking will available, free of charge, in front of Scarab Sweepers on Pattenden Lane (
    MAP) This will be confirmed a week before the event.

    Parking is also available at the pay and display car park (including bank holidays) at Marden Railway Station (MAP)

    THE ROUTE

    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


    • 26/05/2019
    • Higham, near Gravesend, Kent

    A second running of two well-received audax events run by club member Tim Decker and starting from Higham, near Gravesend, with catering at the start and finish.

    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 and will open later.  To browse the 2018 event details:

    For the 2018 route and gpx file:
    Medway Marvellous 100
    Medway Marvellous 200

    For the 2018 routesheet:
    Medway Marvellous 100
    Medway Marvellous 200

    • 23/06/2019
    • Bethersden Village Hall


    For many years the Club has been organising its own summer series of Audax rides from Bethersden offering a selection of distances from 50 to 300 kilometres to suit a wide range of riders.  In 2019 they take place on Sunday 23 June.  Entries will open on 1 January 2019 through the Audax UK website.

    More details will be available in January 2019.  In the meantime you can browse the 2018 info:

    Riders' instructions here.

    Route maps and gps files at the links below: 

    Routesheets:

     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

    • 06/10/2019
    • 08:00
    • Ulcombe, Kent

    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.


    They start and finish is Ulcombe village hall, Kent ME17 1EB on Sunday 6 October at 8:00 for the 200km and 9:00 for the 100km.  For entries, routesheet, gpx file and rider instructions go to the club website: http://www.sanfairyanncc.co.uk/event-3110827   As before we hope to welcome lots of club members, and maybe introduce some audax novices to the delights of audax events.

    Choose from a 106km or 210km ride

    Entries will be through the Audax UK website and will open in 2019.  In the meantime you can browse details of the 2018 event:

    See INSTRUCTIONS TO RIDERS for both events

    THE FAIRIES HALF CROWN 106 Km

    2018 route sheet:  CLICK HERE

    2018 route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27045563 

    THE FAIRIES CROWN & ANCHOR 210km

    2018 route sheet:  CLICK HERE

    2018 route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27218946

    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

Past events

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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