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 2020
COVID-19 UPDATE 16TH AUGUST 2020
The Audax UK Board met on the 13th of August to review AUK’s COVID measures following the resumption of Permanent events up to 200k on the 1st of August. This had been well received by members, and the Permanent Events Secretary had reported over 150 validated rides in the first week.
"We are pleased to report that we are now in a position to increase the distances and types of events on offer.
AUK will validate Permanent events (including DIYs) up to a nominal distance of 600k that start from 00.01 on Saturday the 15th of August. As before, this will be subject to the relevant organisers’ willingness to open their events. It is also subject to the practicalities of opening the events for entry so please bear with our hard-working delegates.
The limits on participant numbers will remain in place.
Following consultation with national sporting bodies across the UK, we are also able to resume calendar events up to a nominal distance of 300k from the 1st of September".
Date: Saturday 21st March 2020
LINCOLN IMP AUDAX (112 km) - hosted by Cycling UK Lincolnshire
Date: Saturday 25th April 2020
Date: Saturday 9th May 2020
Venue: Newark Northgate Railway Station
300km event making use of Lincolnshire Co-ops which now stay open until 10pm. From Newark a run down to Cafe Ventoux in Leics, then across to Spalding. Then north to Horncastle and back via Lincoln and Long Bennington.
Date: Saturday 20th June 2020
The classic Flatlands 600 route, with some differences, but in reverse starting from Sleaford Lincolnshire. Heading south first to Essex through Cambridgeshire and back into Lincolnshire for the run north to Goole.
MILDENHALL 'Mini-Cycling Fest' AUDAX (52 km, 104 km, 160 km, 200 km or 300 km)
Date: Saturday 31st August 2020 (DATE STILL TO BE CONFIRMED)
Venue: Mildenhall Cycling Festival, West Row
Date: Saturday 5th September 2020
400 km circular tour around the old county boundaries of Lincolnshire. Starting from Newark Northgate Railway station, Nottingham. Controls at Barton on Humber, Louth, Burgh le Marsh, Bardney, Boston, Spalding and Grantham, plus 4 information controls.
CTC EAST MIDLANDS AUDAX (207 km)
EAST MIDLANDS FORESTS
Date: Sunday 6th September 2020
207km cycling event starting from Moira, W of Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Controls at Landyke Lane End, Rockingham and Wistow, plus 1 information control.
From the heart of the National Forest, cross Charnwood Forest and rural Leicestershire to Rockingham Forest and return. Entries are now full and closed. No entry on the line.
Date: Saturday 12th September 2020
Date: Sunday 13th September 2020
100 km cycling event starting from Legbourne, Lincolnshire.
Cycling UK (Louth) Event - The Wolds Traverse (Audax Regulations)
Limited Entries on the Day (EoD)
Cost: £8 for Cycling UK (CTC) and Audax Members, otherwise add £3 for Audax UK temporary membership
Start Location: Picnic Area, Legbourne, Station Road, LN11 8LH
53°20'31.5"N 0°02'29.4"E (Grid ref: TF 360847)
Parking at Picnic Site Car Park and Laybys as directed
Start Time: 09.30 hrs. Please arrive in good time to park and process entry
Finish Location: Royal Oak (Splash) Little Cawthorpe
Food and Drink and Toilets are available on completion
Contact organiser Alan Hockham for further details:
The Anchorage, 1 Trusthorpe Road, Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire, LN12 2LX
FROM RIDGE TO VALE AUDAX (110 km) - hosted by Cycling UK Lincolnshire
Date: October 2020 - TBA
Venue: Leadenham Village Hall (Main Rd, Leadenham, Lincoln LN5 0PY)
Details: 110km cycling event starting from Leadenham, Lincs. Controls at Ropsley, Wymondham and Long Bennington.
Entries to: Peter Jones, 41 Long Leys Road, Lincoln, LN1 1DP