KW Audax Chapter (KWAC)


Six audax rides for 2020

We will run another Super Randonneur (SR) series of rides, consisting of 200, 300, 400 and 600 km events. Also a repeat of our popular late season 200. And most audaciously, a brand new 1,000 km event down to Land’s End and back! Riders completing either 200, plus the 300, 400 and 600 or 1,000 will gain the prestigious Audax* Super Randonneur award and also our highly collectible KWSR medal.

Gently Bentley 200 km, Sunday 15th March

Tally-ho and chocks away!  Based at Surbiton Rackets Club, this is an early season pootle on gently rolling Surrey and Hampshire lanes to Lasham and Bentley. Breakfast and dinner provided, with optional malt & hops based recovery drinks for the needy.

Amesbury Amble 300km , Saturday 18th April

Our 300k+ rides are based at the 19th Wimbledon Scout Hall in Raynes Park. This is a moderately undulating course, mostly on quiet lanes.  Enjoy a second brekky at Lasham Garden Centre, a cafe or bakery lunch in Amesbury, tea and cakes in Whitchurch, and supper on a garage forecourt in Ascot! 

Dauntsey Dawdle 400 km, Saturday 16th May

A ride of two halves: lumpy and flat, in that order...apart from a final Chilternesque tilt of the road at 330km. You should be sheltered from prevailing winds on the way out through the Surrey Hills, South Downs and North Wessex Downs...then fly home across the plains with the wind on your back following fish & chips in Cirencester!

Wander Wye 600 km, Saturday 13th June

Visit 11 counties of England and Wales in one ride! Moderately hilly throughout. 

NB: X-rated this year – no overnight control at Chepstow – so book accommodation or take a bivi bag if you want a sleep stop.  Severn View Travelodge is a popular option, or the Premier Inn at Alveston.

London – Land’s End – London (LLEL) 1,000 km, Wednesday 8th July

After a pasta party at the Raynes Park scout hut you will set off at 10pm to ride through the first night and Thursday (Blackdowns and Dartmoor) to our recommended fist sleep stop at St Austell (420 km); Friday ride down to Land’s End and back to Exeter (lumpy 300 km); return on Saturday (undulating 308 km) to a triumphant arrivée and a well-earned pint of the Park Brewery’s finest. 

X-rated and not for the faint-hearted – this is a ride for experienced randonneurs!

Rowlands Ramble 200km, Sunday 6th September

Back to the racket club base camp for KWAC's original, ever popular, evergreen and almost legendary event: a scenic ride out of the smoke and over the hills down to Rowlands Castle (near Portsmouth) and back, featuring classic climbs such as the Devil's Punchbowl and Leith Hill as well as double helpings of the South Downs.  Full TLC half-way control at Rowlands Castle; dinner and ale at the arrivée.

*Audax UK is the long distance cyclists’ association. These 200 km+ 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 (9-18 mph). So you 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.

Kingston Wheelers Super Randonneurs roll call

kingstonwheelers.co.uk/audax

audax@kingstonwheelers.co.uk