Audax

Wheelers ever thought of an Audax ride?

An Audax is different to a sportive, low cost, no signage, no feed stations, no timing, no broom wagon but plenty of fun, a café stop or two, and sometimes hot food and drink at the end, follow the links on the website for more details.

Listed are a few nearby events over the coming months, Uffington could be a good place to start!

There is also a PDF of events a little further away which may interest – Audax Rides near Swindon

Full details of each ride can be found on the Audax UK Website with details of how to enter, yearly membership to Audax UK is currently £19 per annum or you can pay a £2 sub per event you enter to cover temporary membership, more information about membership can be found here

Sat 17 Mar 2018 Andoversford, Nr Cheltenham
  • 200km     08:00 Cheltenham New Flyer BRM  £6.00 – Enter
  • 150km     08:30 Cider with Rosie 150 BP  £5.00 – Enter
  • 100km     09:00 Character Coln  BP  £5.00 – Enter
Sun 08 Apr 2018 From Uffington
  • 110km    09:30 from Uffington   The Harlequin Hack   BP  [600m]  £6.00 – Enter
Sun 13 May 2018 from Uffington, near Wantage
  • 53km     10:30  Blowingstone-Boomerang    BP  [424m]  £5.00 – Enter
  • 100km   09:30  Blowingstone-White Horse BP  [1330m]  £6.00 – Enter
Sat 28 Jul 2018 From Bath
  • 200km     08:00 from Bath    Raglan castle BR  [2500m]  £7.00 – Enter
Sat 25 Aug 2018 From Sparsholt, Nr Wantage
  • 200km     07:30 from Sparsholt, Nr Wantage    Old Roads and Drove Roads   BR  £5.00 – Enter

Be aware this could lead you to some very long rides…

More Info…

If you’re after something tougher than a sportive but don’t know where to turn, consider Audax events. They’re often cheaper than sportives, but what you save in money you’ll probably pay with your legs! In Latin ‘Audax’ means ‘bold’ so if you want a real challenge, this is for you.

To take part in an Audax, you need to join Audax UK as an individual before deciding which events to enter. If you only intend to do one or two, you can join for a single day at a time. Click here to visit the Audax UK site

A wee word of warning. If you’re new to this sort of thing, you need to know that there are rules about how to ride events; they include the condition of your bike!

Early in the year, there are some Audax events local to the Wheelers. Check our Ride Guide 2018 (particularly January) for more details.

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