EVENTS

We've listed here both San Fairy Ann's own events and other local events that might be of interest to members. 

Upcoming events

    • 18/05/2022
    • 19:15 - 20:15
    • LENHAM

    The third of our 2022 club event series of events  on our 8 mile course QS/35.

    Sign-on at Lenham Community Centre, Groom Way, ME17 2QT from 18:00 until 18:55

    Any bike will do with a front & rear working light fitted, and you must wear a helmet. Some riders will be on expensive TT bikes with all the gear whilst others will be on conventional road bikes - it doesn’t matter.

    Non members are able to enter these events but priority is given to SFA members and, at times, there may not be enough slots available.


    • 22/05/2022
    • 08:30 - 09:00
    • Marden Station Car Park

    For our centenary year there will be a special one-off 100 mile Epic route in addition to the 115km Classic and 85km Scenic routes.

    Enter


    A report of the 2021 sportive in the club magazine, The Milestone, is here and for the 2019 event here.
    2022 target times can be viewed here

    RIDER INSTRUCTIONS

    In 2021 we put in place Covid measures for the safety of our riders and volunteers.  Who knows what May 2022 will bring, but the 2021 Rider Instructions will show how we are ready and willing to run the event if it is safe.  These detail the new outdoor start/finish location, starting procedure, facilities and much more.  For any questions, email us.

    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

    THE ROUTES

    Or Click here for each of the routes for 2022 (85 and 115km routes unchanged from 2021).  You can see them individually or 'Show all on map'.  Click 'Go to route' to download (export) route files in various formats. 


    • 23/05/2022
    • 18:30 - 20:30
    • Depending upon participants' locations
    • 2
    Register

    Want to be a safer, more confident cyclist on public roads?

    San Fairy Ann CC member Tony Palmer, is offering to help improve road cycling safety by running a 2 hours, practical training session aimed at club members. This "fundamentals" training session will have no more than 3 participants at a time, to make it useful and targeted to participants. The course curriculum is designed specifically for the needs of regular, or cyclists wishing to become, members of SFA Cycling Club, which is based upon the National Standard for Cycling Training.  

    Course participants will learn how to:

    • Make frequent and good observations and to improve their visibility to other road users;
    • Communicate effectively to other road users;
    • Adopt the most appropriate road position for varying contexts; and
    • Ensure compliance with the road priorities as described in the Highway Code

    Tony is also planning to offer an advanced cycling training session later in the year (depending on demand) which involves cycling in multi-laned roads and complex junctions. However, doing this first course, called the "fundamental session" is required in order to register on the more advanced course.

    The course will take about 2 hours, and be held on a weekday evening, ideally close to where the participants live. There will be a limit of three riders per session. The cost is just £10, to cover Tony's own costs of insurance and travel etc. Just book below!


    • 25/05/2022
    • 19:15 - 20:15
    • LENHAM

    The forth of our 2022 club event series of events  on our 8 mile course QS/35.

    Sign-on at Lenham Community Centre, Groom Way, ME17 2QT from 18:00 until 18:55

    Any bike will do with a front & rear working light fitted, and you must wear a helmet. Some riders will be on expensive TT bikes with all the gear whilst others will be on conventional road bikes - it doesn’t matter.

    Non members are able to enter these events but priority is given to SFA members and, at times, there may not be enough slots available.


    • 01/06/2022
    • 19:15 - 20:15
    • LENHAM

    The first of our 2022 club event series of events  on our new 10 mile course Q10/46. This course starts in Harrietsham and finishes in Lenham, near to the HQ.

    Sign-on at Lenham Community Centre, Groom Way, ME17 2QT from 18:00 until 18:55

    Any bike will do with a front & rear working light fitted, and you must wear a helmet. Some riders will be on expensive TT bikes with all the gear whilst others will be on conventional road bikes - it doesn’t matter.

    Non members are able to enter these events but priority is given to SFA members and, at times, there may not be enough slots available.


    • 06/06/2022
    • 18:30 - 20:30
    • Depending upon participants' locations
    • 3
    Register

    Want to be a safer, more confident cyclist on public roads?

    San Fairy Ann CC member Tony Palmer, is offering to help improve road cycling safety by running a 2 hours, practical training session aimed at club members. This "fundamentals" training session will have no more than 3 participants at a time, to make it useful and targeted to participants. The course curriculum is designed specifically for the needs of regular, or cyclists wishing to become, members of SFA Cycling Club, which is based upon the National Standard for Cycling Training.  

    Course participants will learn how to:

    • Make frequent and good observations and to improve their visibility to other road users;
    • Communicate effectively to other road users;
    • Adopt the most appropriate road position for varying contexts; and
    • Ensure compliance with the road priorities as described in the Highway Code

    Tony is also planning to offer an advanced cycling training session later in the year (depending on demand) which involves cycling in multi-laned roads and complex junctions. However, doing this first course, called the "fundamental session" is required in order to register on the more advanced course.

    The course will take about 2 hours, and be held on a weekday evening, ideally close to where the participants live. There will be a limit of three riders per session. The cost is just £10, to cover Tony's own costs of insurance and travel etc. Just book below!


    • 08/06/2022
    • LENHAM

    The second of our 2022 club event series of events  on our new 10 mile course Q10/46 and the first 2up event this year. Two riders, can be mixed M & F or MM or FF, ride as a team to get the fastest time. This will be the only time you are allowed to take shelter/draft in the a time trial.

    This course starts in Harrietsham and finishes in Lenham, near to the HQ.

    Any bike will do with a front & rear working light fitted, and you must wear a helmet. Some riders will be on expensive TT bikes with all the gear whilst others will be on conventional road bikes - it doesn’t matter.

    Non members are able to enter these events but priority is given to SFA members and, at times, there may not be enough slots available.


    • 09/06/2022
    • 12/06/2022
    • Provence, France

    The club centenary trip to France to climb the legendary Mont Ventoux has reached the final planning stage, and all that is left to do is make the final payment. The very early coach departure from Staplehurst railway station (3am) to Heathrow will be worth it. Support will also come from a female pro-team rider as one of the ride group leaders. There is also an evening trip to Avignon for those that want to go. On the Saturday evening there will be a group celebration meal in the hotel. 

    Places currently full.  Contact Stephen Harmer - SFACC

    • 15/06/2022
    • 19:15 - 20:15
    • LENHAM

    The first and only one of our 2022 club event series of events  on our 15 mile course Q15/7

    Any bike will do with a front & rear working light fitted, and you must wear a helmet. Some riders will be on expensive TT bikes with all the gear whilst others will be on conventional road bikes - it doesn’t matter.

    Non members are able to enter these events but priority is given to SFA members and, at times, there may not be enough slots available.


    • 20/06/2022
    • 18:30 - 20:30
    • Depending upon participants' locations
    • 3
    Register

    Want to be a safer, more confident cyclist on public roads?

    San Fairy Ann CC member Tony Palmer, is offering to help improve road cycling safety by running a 2 hours, practical training session aimed at club members. This "fundamentals" training session will have no more than 3 participants at a time, to make it useful and targeted to participants. The course curriculum is designed specifically for the needs of regular, or cyclists wishing to become, members of SFA Cycling Club, which is based upon the National Standard for Cycling Training.  

    Course participants will learn how to:

    • Make frequent and good observations and to improve their visibility to other road users;
    • Communicate effectively to other road users;
    • Adopt the most appropriate road position for varying contexts; and
    • Ensure compliance with the road priorities as described in the Highway Code

    Tony is also planning to offer an advanced cycling training session later in the year (depending on demand) which involves cycling in multi-laned roads and complex junctions. However, doing this first course, called the "fundamental session" is required in order to register on the more advanced course.

    The course will take about 2 hours, and be held on a weekday evening, ideally close to where the participants live. There will be a limit of three riders per session. The cost is just £10, to cover Tony's own costs of insurance and travel etc. Just book below!


    • 22/06/2022
    • 19:15 - 20:30
    • LENHAM
    Our Tandem Championship and the only one of our 2022 club event series of events  on our 25 mile course Q25/15 This course starts and finishes near Lenham with two laps between Charing & Orchard Heights roundabouts.

    Sign-on at Lenham Community Centre, Groom Way, ME17 2QT from 18:00 until 18:40

    Any bike will do with a front & rear working light fitted, and you must wear a helmet. Some riders will be on expensive TT bikes with all the gear whilst others will be on conventional road bikes - it doesn’t matter.

    Non members are able to enter these events but priority is given to SFA members and, at times, there may not be enough slots available.


    • 25/06/2022
    • 12:00 - 18:00
    • BOUGHTON MONCHELSEA VILLAGE HALL

    Rides start and end at the Boughton Monchelsea Village Hall.

    Dress casual or club kit (centenary top) if you have it.

    Our Presidents, Kate and John Bosley, will bid you welcome and we have invited Robin Fuller (son of our main founder, Reg Fuller) as our Guest of Honour.

    Barbecues, cakes, drinks and more from around noon to 6pm. Join us after a ride!

    Volunteers wanted to cook, bake cakes and help run the event on the day


    • 26/06/2022
    • 01:00 - 10:00
    • Bethersden Village Hall

    In 2022 the summer series of Audax rides from Bethersden are celebrating the San Fairy Ann CC centenary.  As usual there are five distances from 50 to 320 kilometres to suit a wide range of riders.  We are piling on the hundreds, offering imperial centuries of 100 and 200 miles, metric centuries of 100 and 200km, and the 50km half century.  This means that the former 150km route and the 300km route have been lengthened slightly to cover 100 and 200 miles.  Your chance to stake a claim on these iconic distances.  Which one will you choose?

    Apart from the pleasant Kent countryside, the flatish routes and the quality of food provided, participants often welcome the traditional Fairies welcome, TLC and legendary soup.

    Entries will open in early 2022 and close one week before the event.  There are no entries on the day except for the 50km event.

    The routes below are draft and the remaining info is for 2021 but unlikely to change much except for the 100 and 200 mile routes which are new.  All details will be finalised after the check rides, one week before the event. 

    Routes  Click on your chosen one to look at the profile or download a gps file in your chosen format.

    Rider briefing

    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