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Audax

Audax is a cycling sport in which riders attempt to cycling long distances within a pre described time limit. Audax is a NON-COMPETITIVE sport: success in an event is measured by its completion, rather than speed. Audax events are usually considerably less expensive to enter than 'Sportive' events.
Cycling UK Lincolnshire host a number of Audax events throughout the year, organised by our local members. Additionally there are other Audax rides that occur in the county.
Audax Events 2023

BOMBER COUNTY (211 km)

Date: Saturday 25th March 2023

211km cycling event starting from Carlton le Moorland. Controls at In Bardney Whats The Name Of The Butchers (On Left) In Village? 30Km, Louth (Shell 24 Hr Petrol Station), Burgh Le Marsh, Bardney and Carlton Le Moorland., plus 8 information controls.

LINCOLN IMP AUDAX (112 km) - hosted by Cycling UK Lincolnshire

Date: Saturday 15th April 2023

The Lincoln Imp Audax is now available to enter HERE 

It takes place on Saturday April 15th at 09.30am am at The Cherry Willingham Reepham Village Hall.

Cost is £5.00 (£7.50 when using PayPal to cover costs).

Please note there are now 3 information questions on the route with JJ's Cafe at Hagworthingham not a control as such but a good refreshment stop on the way round. The Viking Way Garden Café & Gift Shop, Ludford remains a control and refreshments can also be purchased here.

Entry closes on the 1st of April. Please note, no entries on the day.

DO NOT FORGET YOUR DIVIDEND CARD (300 km)

Date: Saturday 15th April 2023

300km cycling event starting from Newark Northgate Station. Controls at Oakham Coop, Billingborough Coop, Horncastle, Lincoln Mcdonalds By University and Newark Northgate Station., plus 5 information controls.

300km event making use of Lincolnshire Coops which now stay open until 10pm. From Newark a run down to Tugby, then across to Spalding. Then north to Horncastle and back via Lincoln and Long Bennington
1500m of climbing, mostly in the first section to and from Leicestershire, then a flat and easy journey into Lincs and back to Newark Notts. Plenty of opportunities to eat and drink en route at Coops. This is an X rated event so riders will be required to get a finish receipt in Newark and submit their cards to the organiser after the event for validation

LINCOLNSHIRE POACHER (400 km)

Date: Saturday 29th April 2023

400km cycling event starting from Newark Northgate Sta, Notts. Controls at Gainsborough, Barton On Humber, Louth, Burgh Le Marsh, Bardney, Boston, Bp Garage, Little London In Spalding, Grantham and Newark., plus 5 information controls.
400km circular tour around the old county boundaries of Lincolnshire. Starting from Newark Northgate Rail station in Notts. Post brevet cards back with receipts to organiser on return. X rated event.
Good long stay car parks at start and train station ideal for east coast main line. Newark Castle station round the corner for east west links. Premier Inn locally with 24hr garage and McDs for start/finish.

YORKSHIRE VIA ESSEX (600 km)

Date: Saturday 20th May 2023

600km cycling event starting from Sleaford. Controls at Chatteris, Great Dunmow, Red Lodge, Whittlesey, Boston, Lincoln, Old Goole, Gainsborough and Sleaford.
The classic Flatlands 600 route, with differences, and in reverse starting from Sleaford Lincolnshire. Heading south first to Essex through Cambridgeshire and back into Lincolnshire for the run north to Goole.
This is an X rated event. Riders to post back their brevet card with receipts to the organiser at the end.

SOUTH NORFOLK LOOP (109 km)

Date: Saturday 2nd September 2023

109km cycling event starting from Carbrooke, near Watton, Norfolk. Controls at Diss and Carbrooke, plus 3 information controls.
A ride over predominantly flat to undulating terrain, with a few short, sharp hills through the scenic wooded lanes of the Breckland area of Thetford forest and the surprisingly scenic lanes of the Waveney Valley.

SOUTH NORFOLK 'MINI' LOOP (53 km)

Date: Saturday 2nd September 2023

53km cycling event starting from Carbrooke, near Watton, Norfolk. Controls at Carbrooke., plus 2 information controls.

A ride entirely on 'B' roads or the picturesque wooded lanes of Breckland. It is not 'pancake' flat but there are no demanding hills, making it ideal for newcomers and families. Minimum permitted speed is adjusted to allow time for a stop just over halfway at Kenninghall, using the 'Premier' shop. The outbound route also passes directly by the OB Café at Old Buckenham Country Park.

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