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 planning two events in 2017:
300 km Amesbury Amble on Saturday, July 1st This is a moderately undulating ride out to Amesbury (Wilts) and back. Total climbing around 2,200m. Start at 6am from Raynes Park and finish by 2.45am on the Sunday. More info and entries here.
200 km Rowlands RAAAmble on Sunday, September 17th The AAA in the ride name denotes a hilly ride (Audax Altitude Award) down to Rowlands Castle (Hants) and back. Total climbing around 2,700m. Start at 7.30am from Surbiton and finish by 10.30pm same day. More info and entries here.
2018 and 2019
We are planning to organise a Super Randonneur (SR) Series of rides for both years. An SR consists 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. This is the entry requirement for the legendary Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) 1,200 km event run every four years by Audax Club Parisien. Our 2019 KWAC rides will be designed so any rider completing them all will qualify to enter the PBP that year.
We have the following dates pencilled in for our 2018 SR ride series:
- 200: Sunday, March 18, 2018
- 300: Saturday, April 14, 2018
- 400: Saturday, May 19, 2018
- 600: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Watch this space for updates and links to enter these events.
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