A small but growing group of Wheelers like going for long-distance (200 km+) bike rides, and we are now beginning to organise a programme of such rides with local starts. These rides are organised under Audax UK rules, the most important of which are the maximum and minimum speeds to complete an event – most commonly 15-30 km/h (9-18mph). So you certainly don’t have to be a fast rider to complete an Audax event.
You can find out more general information about Audax on the comprehensive Audax UK website together with a calendar of upcoming events all around the country.
2017 KWAC events
We are running one more ride this year, on Sunday, September 17th: the 200 km Rowlands RAAAmble. The AAA in the ride name denotes a hilly ride (Audax Altitude Award) which goes down to Rowlands Castle (Hants) and back. Total climbing is around 2,700m. Start at 7.30am from Surbiton and finish by 10.30pm same day. More info and entries here.
We will run our first Super Randonneur (SR) series of rides, consisting of 200, 300, 400 and 600 km events. Any rider completing at least one of each distance in a single season gains the Super Randonneur award. The 200 and 300 are now open for business, and entries will soon also be open for the 400 and 600:
• 200: Sunday, March 18, 2018 details and entries here
• 300: Saturday, April 14, 2018 details and entries here
• 400: Saturday, May 19, 2018 (date TBC)
• 600: Saturday, June 16, 2018 (date TBC)
We plan to run another SR series in 2019. Riders completing all four will qualify to enter Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) in August 2019, the legendary 1,200 km event run every four years by Audax Club Parisien. Watch this space for further updates and contact email@example.com for further information.