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UK Audaxes / Sportives in May

Jen JJen J Posts: 1,054
Can anyone recommend any audax / long sportives around May time next year, or possibly March/ early April (don't know when the season is).

Must be UK, preferable easy to get to by train, and ride distance ideally over 200 miles.

And I know this is the wrong forum to ask about sportives, but I'm too scared to venture out of commuting, and I figured as you're all so clever, you may be able to help :D
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  • Jen JJen J Posts: 1,054
    And I can't edit the title. I'm sure 'audaxes' isn't actually a word, but it'll have to stay :x
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  • linsenlinsen Posts: 1,959
    good grief Jen you are very energetic!
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  • Jen JJen J Posts: 1,054
    Not really - it wil be done very leisurely!

    I need to get some long rides in before August, and I figured an audax would be a bit more interesting than thirty laps of Richmond Park, as nice as the park may be...
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  • Not may sportives over 100 miles ish

    I did the White Horse Challenge this year which was April, 90 miles & very entertaining. You could always do 2 laps.
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  • linsenlinsen Posts: 1,959
    Come with me round the Isle of Wight. Good hill practice, around 67 miles and it's very scenic

    Free most Sundays
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  • Jen JJen J Posts: 1,054
    linsen wrote:
    Come with me round the Isle of Wight. Good hill practice, around 67 miles and it's very scenic

    Free most Sundays

    I don't *do* hills ;)

    I may just take you up on that though - I haven't been to the IOW since I was a kid.

    The White Horse sounds good too.
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  • linsenlinsen Posts: 1,959
    I don't do hills either - we can suffer together!
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  • biondinobiondino Posts: 5,990
    Don't think you're going to find a sportive of any length that doesn't include hills, Jen.
  • risirisi Posts: 231
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forum/viewtopi ... sc&start=0

    There's a link in the first post.
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  • linsenlinsen Posts: 1,959
    biondino wrote:
    Don't think you're going to find a sportive of any length that doesn't include hills, Jen.

    We could design one in East Anglia! Now that would be punishment....
    Emerging from under a big black cloud. All help welcome
  • Jen JJen J Posts: 1,054
    biondino wrote:
    Don't think you're going to find a sportive of any length that doesn't include hills, Jen.

    I could just go round the M25 a few times?

    I going to have to deal with hills, I know. But the IOW is particuarly hilly (at least I know that the marathon there is a very hilly course). But it's still an attractive prospect anyway...
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  • Jen JJen J Posts: 1,054
    risi wrote:

    That's a fantastic link, thanks :D
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  • linsenlinsen Posts: 1,959
    In the Guardian recently it was classified as one of the top 50 rides. The smug writer described it as "flattish"....
    I did it with a friend on an MTB (me on Frank) in 5hrs48 in June, when I was less fit than now. Counted 22 of the tinkers, but the views are spectacular (esp on the south coast) and if I can do it, you can!
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  • fizzfizz Posts: 483
    Tour of Wessex is normally the end of May ( bank holiday weekend ) this year it was 325 miles over 3 days. Its very hilly though...

    You could train it down easily enough from where you live I would have thought.

    HTH
  • linsen wrote:
    We could design one in East Anglia! Now that would be punishment....

    Arh the old misconception that the Fens, and East Anglia are the same thing, they are not.
    Norfolk and Suffolk can be very lumpy in places.
    If you see the candle as flame, the meal is already cooked.
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  • CrapaudCrapaud Posts: 2,666
    I can't remember my user ID or password to filter the results for your area, Jen. The first number in each audax is the distance in km. Have a look in Sportives and Road Rides for sportives.

    Audaxes for 1st Mar - 31st May '09 from AUK Calendar :

    102 01 Mar09North Petherton, S of Bridgwater Dunkery Dash
    09:00 Sun AA0.5 [1600m] BP £5.00 Keith Tudball
    201 01 Mar09Rosewell, S of Edinburgh Dave Harris Memorial
    08:00 Sun AA0.5 [2900m] BRM £10.00 Sonya Crawford

    203 07 Mar09Bishop's Cleeve, Cheltenham Cheltenham Flyer
    08:00 Sat [2000m] BRM £7.00 Ronald Carlton
    103 07 Mar09Hathersage, Derbyshire Spring in the Peak
    9::00 Sat AA1.75 [2180m] BP £6 Oliver Wright
    100 08 Mar09Birdwell, S of Barnsley Birdwell 100k
    09:00 Sun BP £4.00 Steve Myatt
    201 08 Mar09Exeter Mad March Coasts and Quantocks
    08:00 Sun AA0.25 [2725m] BR £5.00 Pippa Wheeler
    106 08 Mar09Exeter Mad March Exeter Excursion
    09:00 Sun BP £5.00 Pippa Wheeler
    203 08 Mar09Hailsham, E Sussex The Upper Tea 200
    07:30 Sun BR £8.00 David Hudson
    100 08 Mar09Otford, Sevenoaks Kent Invicta Grimpeur 100
    09:30 Sun AA0.75 [1700m] BP £3.50 Steve Airey
    50 08 Mar09Otford, Sevenoaks Kent Invicta Hilly 50
    10:00 Sun AA0.25 [850m] BP £3.50 Steve Airey

    108 14 Mar09Alfreton, NW of Nottingham Three Fields
    09:00 Sat [1270m] BP £4.00 Tom Fox
    207 14 Mar09Ugley, S of Saffron Walden Up the Uts
    08:30 Sat BR £5.00 Terry Anderson
    156 14 Mar09Ugley, S of Saffron Walden Up the Uts
    09:30 Sat BP £5.00 Terry Anderson
    103 14 Mar09Ugley, S of Saffron Walden Up the Uts
    10:30 Sat BP £5.00 Terry Anderson
    N 208 14 Mar09Wellington, Telford Severn to Wye
    07:30 Sat [2745m] BR £2 John Hamilton
    201 15 Mar09Otford, Kent Invicta 200k
    08:00 Sun BR £6.00 Tony Huntington

    205 21 Mar09Corwen, N. Wales The Clwydian
    08:00 Sat AA0.25 [1950m] BR £4.50 David Matthews
    138 21 Mar09Corwen, N. Wales The Clwyd Gate
    08:30 Sat [1650m] BP £4.50 David Matthews
    107 21 Mar09Washingborough, nr Lincoln Lincoln Imp
    09:30 Sat [200m] BP £3.50 Andrew Townhill
    207 22 Mar09Great Kingshill, High Wycombe Chiltern-Cotswold Brevet
    08:00 Sun BRM £4.00 John Capell
    108 22 Mar09Great Kingshill, High Wycombe The Chilterns Spring Populaire
    09:00 Sun BP £4.00 John Capell
    200 22 Mar09Haslingfield, nr Cambridge End of Hibernation 200
    08:00 Sun BR £4.00 John Juckes
    100 22 Mar09Lanchester, nr Durham Killhope Grimpeur
    09:00 Sun AA1 [1800m] BP £5.00 Joe Applegarth

    150 28 Mar09Alfreton, NW of Nottingham North Notts Sleepy Villages
    08:00 Sat BP £4.50 Martyn Leighton
    307 28 Mar09Oxford The Dean
    06:00 Sat [3900m] BR £2.00 David Bew
    208 28 Mar09Tongwynlais, NW Cardiff Making Hay
    07:00 Sat BR £4.00 John Hayes
    202 29 Mar09Bynea, Llanelli Carmarthenshire Snapper
    08:00 Sun [800m] BR £4.50 David Harris
    200 29 Mar09Poynton, S of Stockport Chirk
    08:00 Sun BRM £5.00 Sheila Simpson
    210 29 Mar09Stevenage Stevenage Start of Summertime Specials
    08:15 Sun BRM £5.00 Paul Boielle
    115 29 Mar09Stevenage Stevenage Start of Summertime Specials
    10:30 Sun BP £4.00 Paul Boielle
    62 29 Mar09Stevenage Stevenage Start of Summertime Specials
    11:00 Sun BP £3.00 Paul Boielle
    200 29 Mar09Tonbridge/ Sevenoaks Man of Kent 200
    08:00 Sun BR £5 David Winslade
    102 29 Mar09Wigginton, N of York Fountains Monk'y-business
    10:00 Sun BP £2.00 Gerry Boswell

    207 04 Apr09Ashleworth Dr Fosters Spring Clean
    08:00 Sat BR £3.50 Mark Rigby
    102 04 Apr09Picklescott, SW of Shrewsbury Long Mynd '2000m'
    09:00 Sat AA1 [1880m] BP £4.00 Ken Knight
    59 04 Apr09Picklescott, SW of Shrewsbury Long Mynd '1200m'
    10:00 Sat AA1 [1190m] BP £4.00 Ken Knight
    103 05 Apr09Falmouth A Cornish 100
    09:00 Sun BP £3.50 Adrian Hitchman
    50 05 Apr09Falmouth A Bunny Hop
    10:00 Sun BP £3.50 Adrian Hitchman
    170 05 Apr09Hailsham, E Sussex Supremo's South Coast Super Sportive
    07:30 Sun BR £8.00 David Hudson
    201 05 Apr09Holmes Chapel, Middlewich Ironbridge 200
    08:00 Sun BR £3.50 Rob Kilby
    138 05 Apr09Holmes Chapel, Middlewich Hawkestone 130
    08:00 Sun BP £3.50 Rob Kilby
    100 05 Apr09Minehead Exmoor Spring
    09:30 Sun BP £3.00 Pam Almond
    213 05 Apr09Newbottle, NE of Durham Northumbria SR - Gilpin's Gallop 200
    08:00 Sun BR £5.00 Joe Applegarth
    100 05 Apr09Newbottle, NE of Durham Northumbria SR - Gilpin's Gallop 100
    09:00 Sun BP £5.00 Joe Applegarth
    106 05 Apr09Stapleford, Nottingham Charnwood in the Spring
    09:00 Sun BP £3.50 Mark Chambers
    207 05 Apr09Wareham Dorset Coast
    07:45 Sun AA1.5 [2900m] BRM £7.00 Peter Loakes
    102 05 Apr09Wareham Coastlet
    09:00 Sun [1300m] BP £4.50 Peter Loakes

    400 10 Apr09Anywhere Easter Flêches to York
    10:00 Fri BRM £10.00 Peter Gifford
    307 11 Apr09Cirencester Heart of England 300
    06:00 Sat [2800m] BR £5.00 Peter Holden
    210 11 Apr09Leominster, Herefordshire The Cambrian
    08:00 Sat AA3 [3860m] BR £6.00 Danial Webb
    150 11 Apr09Leominster, Herefordshire Cambrian Minor
    08:30 Sat BP £6.00 Danial Webb
    120 11 Apr09Leominster, Herefordshire The Welsh Marches
    09:00 Sat AA0.25 [1645m] BP £6.00 Danial Webb
    301 11 Apr09Meopham, Kent Invicta 300k
    03:00 Sat BR £10.00 Barry Jordan
    109 12 Apr09Merthyr Tydfil Rhondda Traverse
    09:00 Sun BP £4.50 David Jones

    114 15 Apr09Marple, near Stockport Cheshire Peak
    10:00 Wed AA2 [2250m] BP £5.00 Mike Wigley

    212 18 Apr09Alfreton, NW of Nottingham Roses to Wrags
    07:30 Sat [1391m] BR £4.50 David Brown
    306 18 Apr09Hailsham, E Sussex The Hailsham (Venta) 300
    03:00 Sat [3760m] BR £10.00 David Hudson
    117 18 Apr09Ludford, NE of Lincoln Lincolnshire Wolds
    09:00 Sat BP £3.50 Tim Newbery
    216 19 Apr09Bishops Lydeard, NW of Taunton Dustman Dave's Double Doddle
    08:00 Sun BR £5.00 Dave Sanders
    114 19 Apr09Bishops Lydeard, NW of Taunton Dustman Dave's Doddle
    09:00 Sun BP £4.00 Dave Sanders
    113 19 Apr09Bishops Lydeard, NW of Taunton Dustman Dave's Demon Hilly
    08:30 Sun AA4.25 [3150m] BP £5.00 Dave Sanders
    64 19 Apr09Bishops Lydeard, NW of Taunton Dustman Dave's Diddy Doddle
    09:30 Sun BP £2.75 Dave Sanders
    202 19 Apr09Galashiels Moffat Toffee 200
    08:00 Sun [2300m] BR £6.00 Lucy McTaggart
    110 19 Apr09Hebden Bridge Spring into the Dales
    09:00 Sun AA2 [2205m] BP £3.50 Christopher Crossland
    53 19 Apr09Hebden Bridge Leap into the Aire
    10:00 Sun AA1.5 [1325m] BP £3.00 Chris Crossland
    108 19 Apr09Northmoor, W of Oxford The Harlequin Hack
    09:30 Sun [600m] BP £4.50 Ken Knight
    213 19 Apr09Shenstone, Staffs Castleton Classic Revised
    08:00 Sun [2195m] BR £5.00 Geoff Findon
    160 19 Apr09Shenstone, Staffs Derbyshire Dales
    08:30 Sun [1680m] BP £5.00 Geoff Findon
    102 19 Apr09Shenstone, Staffs Staffordshire Lanes
    09:00 Sun [680m] BP £4.00 Geoff Findon

    103 25 Apr09Bolsover Wortley Wander
    09:00 Sat AA1.25 [1950m] BP £4.00 Matt Connley
    310 25 Apr09Poynton, S of Stockport Plains
    23:00 Sat BRM £5.00 Sheila Simpson
    203 25 Apr09Whitemill, Carmarthen Milford Haven Brevet 200
    08:00 Sat [2460m] BR £6.50 John Ridge
    103 25 Apr09Whitemill, Carmarthen Carmarthen Bay 100
    08:00 Sat AA0.75 [1730m] BP £5.00 John Ridge
    305 25 Apr09Wolverley, N of Kidderminster The Elenith
    07:00 Sat AA2 [4727m] BRM £8.00 David Pountney
    203 26 Apr09High Ham, SW of Street The Nutty Nuns
    08:00 Sun BR £5.50 Mark Lilly
    105 26 Apr09High Ham, SW of Street The Merry Monk
    09:30 Sun BP £5.00 Mark Lilly
    110 26 Apr09Llangollen Horseshoe Grimpeur
    08:30 Sun AA2.75 [2600m] BP £3.50 Stan Thomas
    204 26 Apr09Lymington New Forest Excursion
    08:00 Sun BR £6.00 John Ward
    160 26 Apr09Lymington New Forest 150
    08:00 Sun BP £6 John Ward
    104 26 Apr09Lymington New Forest Day Out
    10:00 Sun BP £6.00 John Ward
    104 26 Apr09Maidenhead 10 Thames Bridges
    09:00 Sun BP £3.00 Mick Hill
    157 26 Apr09Merthyr Tydfil Dic Penderyn
    08:00 Sun [1031m] BP £4.50 Adrian McDonald
    100 26 Apr09Merthyr Tydfil Dic Penderyn
    09:00 Sun [1031m] BP £4.50 Adrian McDonald

    118 29 Apr09Maidenhead Riverside to Riverside
    10:00 Wed BP £3.00 Mick Hill

    407 02 May09Chalfont St Peter Severn Across
    06:00 Sat [3500m] BRM £5.00 Chris Beynon
    401 02 May09Chepstow Brevet Cymru (Nouvo)
    06:00 Sat BR £7:00 Mark Rigby
    401 02 May09Chepstow Brevet Cymru (Classico)
    06:00 Sat BR £7:00 Mark Rigby
    200 02 May09Oban Port Navigation Light
    07:45 Sat BR £4 Graeme Wyllie
    110 02 May09Parkend, Forest of Dean The Lumpy Scrumpy 100
    10:00 Sat AA2 [2343m] BP £4.00 Trevor Hyde
    54 02 May09Parkend, Forest of Dean Dean Bluebell Doddle
    10:30 Sat AA1.75 [1399m] BP £4.00 Trevor Hyde
    202 02 May09Tongwynlais, NW Cardiff Ride 'Round Rhondda
    08:00 Sat AA4 [4250m] BR £4.50 Ian Blake
    102 02 May09Tongwynlais, NW Cardiff Across Rhondda
    09:00 Sat AA1.5 [1980m] BP £4 Ian Blake
    302 02 May09Wigginton, York Wiggy 300
    05:00 Sat BR £5.00 Keith Benton
    100 02 May09Wigginton, York Wiggy 100
    10:00 Sat BP £2.50 Keith Benton
    300 03 May09Oban The Half Light
    06:00 Sun BR £10 Graeme Wyllie
    1000 03 May09Portsmouth Manche to Med
    22:00 Sun BP £1145 Sheila Simpson
    201 03 May09Tongwynlais, NW Cardiff (Down with) the British
    08:00 Sun AA2.75 [3805m] BR £4.50 Ian Blake
    201 03 May09Westmoor, N of Newcastle Chevy Chase
    08:00 Sun [2000m] BR £5.00 Hugh Harrison
    202 04 May09Dean Row,near Stockport May the Forth be with you
    08:00 Mon [900m] BR £2.00 Mike Wigley
    207 04 May09High Easter, Chelmsford ECCA Festival 200
    08:00 Mon [1824m] BR £4.50 Kieron Yates
    107 04 May09High Easter, Chelmsford ECCA Festival 100
    09:30 Mon [807m] BP £4.00 Kieron Yates
    103 06 May09Hurst, E of Reading Dinton 100
    10:00 Wed BP £2.50 Pat Lomas

    409 09 May09Hailsham, E Sussex The Hailsham 400
    10:00 Sat BR £10.00 David Hudson
    310 09 May09Meltham, SW of Huddersfield Butty's Brid Trip
    06:00 Sat [2000m] BR £7.00 Peter Ralph
    209 09 May09Tamworth Two Battles
    08:00 Sat [2300m] BR £4.50 Geoff Cleaver
    157 09 May09Tamworth Towering Trees
    09:00 Sat [1630m] BP £4.50 Geoff Cleaver

    106 16 May09Alveston, N Bristol South Glos 100
    09:30 Sat BP £4.00 Jane Chapman
    619 16 May09Chepstow Bryan Chapman Memorial (2004)
    06:00 Sat AA3.25 [8300m] BR £15.00 Mark Rigby
    616 16 May09Chepstow Bryan Chapman Memorial (Scenic)
    06:00 Sat AA3.75 [8450m] BR £15.00 Mark Rigby
    403 16 May09Chiddingstone Causeway, Kent Invicta 400k
    12:00 Sat [472m] BRM £8.50 Steve Airey
    160 16 May09Meriden Cotswold Challenge
    08:00 Sat [2000m] BP £5.00 John Bennett
    100 16 May09Meriden Warwickshire Warwickshire Wanderer
    09:00 Sat [1000m] BP £5.00 John Bennett
    150 16 May09New Road, Richmond, N Yorks Dave's Dales Tour
    08:30 Sat BP £4.00 Dave Atkinson
    100 16 May09New Road, Richmond, N Yorks Dave's Mini Dales Tour
    09:30 Sat BP £4.00 Dave Atkinson
    208 16 May09Willington Hall, E of Chester Seamons CC 'Tour of the Berwyns'
    08:00 Sat [1750m] BR £5.00 David Barker
    135 16 May09Willington Hall, E of Chester Seamons Llangollen Panorama
    08:30 Sat BP £5.00 David Barker
    102 17 May09Dorchester Dorset Downs
    10:00 Sun AA0.5 [1630m] BP £5.00 Peter Loakes
    207 17 May09Elstead, Godalming The 28th. Stonehenge 200
    08:00 Sun BR £4.00 Mark Waters
    150 17 May09Elstead, Godalming The Danebury 150
    08:30 Sun BP £3.50 Mark Waters
    115 17 May09Elstead, Godalming The Third Elstead 100
    09:00 Sun BP £3.00 Mark Waters
    200 17 May09Forfar Deeside Loop
    08:00 Sun AA1 [3105m] BR £5.00 Alan Ferrier
    114 17 May09Forfar Howe of the Mearns
    09:00 Sun BP £5.00 Alan Ferrier
    210 17 May09Hessle, Hull East Riding 200k
    08:00 Sun BR £4.00 Neil Dean
    161 17 May09Hessle, Hull East Riding 150k
    08:30 Sun BP £4.00 Neil Dean
    100 17 May09Hessle, Hull East Riding 100k
    09:00 Sun BP £4.00 Neil Dean

    104 23 May09Long Melford, Sudbury Four Fords
    09:30 Sat [930m] BP £5.00 Andrew Hoppit
    204 23 May09Longtown Clarten owwer Caldbeck
    08:00 Sat BR £6.00 Ian Dixon
    606 23 May09Midhurst, E Sussex The Midhurst 600
    06:00 Sat BR £10.00 David Hudson
    408 23 May09Poynton, S of Stockport Plains
    13:30 Sat BRM £5.00 Sheila Simpson

    104 30 May09Crich, Derbyshire Tramway 100
    09:00 Sat BP £5.00 Tom Fox
    600 30 May09Exeter Kernow and Southwest 600
    06:00 Sat AA3.25 [8200m] BRM £9.00 Ian Hennessey
    205 30 May09Shrewsbury The Four Rivers Ride
    07:00 Sat [2020m] BR £4.50 Ken Knight
    167 30 May09Shrewsbury The Three Rivers Ride
    08:30 Sat [1350m] BP £4.50 Ken Knight
    106 31 May09Boughton Lees, nr Ashford, Kent The Crown
    10:00 Sun AA1 [1820m] BP £4.50 Patrick Cherry
    D 108 31 May09Caton, NE of Lancaster North Lancs Cycleway and Bowland Forest Populaire
    09:00 Sun AA0.75 [1700m] BP £3.00 Mike Hutchinson
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  • linsenlinsen Posts: 1,959
    linsen wrote:
    We could design one in East Anglia! Now that would be punishment....

    Arh the old misconception that the Fens, and East Anglia I could pretty much see my destination from the M25 :wink:
    Great sunsets though
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  • Jen JJen J Posts: 1,054
    Great list there - hadn't realised there were so many. Thanks a lot!
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  • sc999cssc999cs Posts: 596
    Actual Audak UK website is http://www.aukweb.net/cal/index.htm. Non-members can only see 4 months in advance.
    Steve C
  • CrapaudCrapaud Posts: 2,666
    From this thread it looks like Cyclosport.org's worth bookmarking. It's probably worth noting that it's a preliminary calender - the same with the audax calendar above.
    Jen J wrote:
    Must be UK, preferable easy to get to by train, and ride distance ideally over 200 miles.
    I did a search for long sportives earlier this year and the longest I could find was the Dave Lloyd Mega Challenge. From the
    BR article on the 2009 DLMC it's only 145 miles with 6000m of climbing.
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  • biondinobiondino Posts: 5,990
    But that's 5,995 metres more climbing than Jen's prepared to do! You're not help at all!

    ;)
  • CrapaudCrapaud Posts: 2,666
    biondino wrote:
    But that's 5,995 metres more climbing than Jen's prepared to do! You're not help at all!

    ;)
    :cry:








    :lol:
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  • sc999cssc999cs Posts: 596
    Crapaud wrote:
    ]I did a search for long sportives earlier this year and the longest I could find was the Dave Lloyd Mega Challenge. From the
    BR article on the 2009 DLMC it's only 145 miles with 6000m of climbing.

    There is the 600km Offa's censored audax during July. Trouble is I know the organiser, and he is very keen on hills...
    Steve C
  • CrapaudCrapaud Posts: 2,666
    sc999cs wrote:
    There is the 600km Offa's censored audax during July. Trouble is I know the organiser, and he is very keen on hills...
    Or...

    619km 16 May09Chepstow Bryan Chapman Memorial (2004)
    [8300m]


    616km 16 May09Chepstow Bryan Chapman Memorial (Scenic)
    [8450m]

    600km 30 May09Exeter Kernow and Southwest 600
    [8200m]

    Pfffft! These sportive folk talk about tough? :roll:

    I'm thinking about:
      300 03 May Oban The Half Light 300 06 Jun Kirriemuir The Snow Roads
    for next year. And, all being well, the 'Nae Bother to Us 400'.The 300km's will be 75km more than I've ridden in one day before.

    I must be mad!!! :lol: (hysterical laughter smilie)
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  • Jen JJen J Posts: 1,054
    Crapaud wrote:
    sc999cs wrote:
    There is the 600km Offa's censored audax during July. Trouble is I know the organiser, and he is very keen on hills...
    Or...

    619km 16 May09Chepstow Bryan Chapman Memorial (2004)
    [8300m]


    616km 16 May09Chepstow Bryan Chapman Memorial (Scenic)
    [8450m]

    600km 30 May09Exeter Kernow and Southwest 600
    [8200m]

    Pfffft! These sportive folk talk about tough? :roll:

    I'm thinking about:
      300 03 May Oban The Half Light 300 06 Jun Kirriemuir The Snow Roads
    for next year. And, all being well, the 'Nae Bother to Us 400'.The 300km's will be 75km more than I've ridden in one day before.

    I must be mad!!! :lol: (hysterical laughter smilie)

    Offa's censored sound good, but I don't know if July will be doable for me. The ones above for May sound good.

    And I can just walk up the hills, can't I...? ;)
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  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 8,771
    Sorry if this repeats info earlier in the thread, but I posted a thread over on tuther forum asking about decent websites for listings, and got these in reply:

    http://www.cyclosport.org/events2009.aspx

    http://www.bike-events.com/Default.aspx

    http://www.everydaycycling.com/

    http://www.audax.uk.net/index2.htm

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF ... 9e5f22&z=6

    I think the general concensus was that the 1st one was the most comprehensive, and that more 09 dates would begin appearing soon.

    Personally I thought the google maps one was awesome, and I think that was posted earlier on in this thread :oops:

    Dan
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  • GussioGussio Posts: 2,452
    linsen wrote:
    biondino wrote:
    Don't think you're going to find a sportive of any length that doesn't include hills, Jen.

    We could design one in East Anglia! Now that would be punishment....

    Give me hills over the brutal headwinds of East Anglia any day!
  • biondinobiondino Posts: 5,990
    616km 16 May09Chepstow Bryan Chapman Memorial (Scenic)
    [8450m]


    This climbs almost the exact height of Mount Everest. Still keen?
  • linsen wrote:
    biondino wrote:
    Don't think you're going to find a sportive of any length that doesn't include hills, Jen.

    We could design one in East Anglia! Now that would be punishment....

    Oi! There are totally hills in Essex! How rude...
  • There's always London-Edinburgh-London if you want a long Audax -1400 miles or so... it's what I'm building up to next year
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