Non Competitive Cycling Events
These are cheap cycling events where you are given a directions sheet and have to complete the course within set time limits. The lower time limit can often mean only having to average 10km/h (about 6.5mph). Events generally cost around £4 or £5 per person and this often includes food at the finish. The events are usually on quiet country lanes and there is no minimum age limit
More details can be found at http://www.aukweb.net/ . You do not need to be a member of Audax UK to enter. If you are not a member of Audax UK, British Cycling (BC) or Cycling Touring Club (CTC) there is a compulsory £2 insurance premium to pay per event. (BC membership is free for your first year!).
Local Audax Events include
20th June Stevenage 84km speed 12-28km/h start 10am £4
27th June Chelmsford 110km speed 12 – 25km/h start 10am £5
4th July Benego, Herts 53km speed 10 – 20 km/h start 12:00 £3
4th July Benego, Herts 110km speed 12 – 25 km/h start 10:00 £4
28th Aug Mildenhall 118km speed 15 – 30 km/h start 09:00 £5
31st Oct Stevenage 101km speed 12.5– 25km/h start10:00 £4
These events are non competitive and are great ways of getting a decent ride in with other cyclists.
These are events that are organised to raise money for Charity. The most well known is the annual London to Brighton event involving 27,000 cyclists. This year’s event is sold out. It is organised by bike events who organise other rides including
London – Southend
London – Cambridge
Both are in July and cost around £18 per person to enter.
These events are marshalled and have mechanical support available for breakdowns etc. A number of club members usually ride the London – Southend event. It is around 58 miles in distance. For some Bike Event rides there is a minimum age of 14 years old.
10th July BIKE RADAR LIVE – Brands Hatch – a 2 day festival of cycling including the opportunity to ride on the race track www.bikeradar.co.uk for details
All these events can be ridden on any bikes and are designed to be fun days not races. These events are not organised by LVYCC, but you will usually find club members at these events
If you want more details about any of these matters, then don’t hesitate to contact me.