San Fairy Ann has established itself as an Audax friendly club through the events we promote and the attitude of our riders on Audax events.
Our club Audax trophy is keenly contested with a different winner in each of the first 3 years. We have club riders entering many of the local events as well as those further afield and oversees, such as the iconic London Edinburgh London and Paris Brest Paris.
In 2018 we are organising ten events in Kent from 50km to 300km on four dates:
8 April Man of Kent
27 May Medway Marvellous
1 July Fairies Flat Five
7 Oct Fairies Crown rides
In addition, in the month of May each year, the Club hosts a very popular Sportive in aid of Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance. Click HERE for more details.
WHAT IS AUDAX
An Audax is a long distance bike ride in which participants attempt to complete within prescribed time limits.
A route is designed by an organiser who then issues a routesheet with detailed instructions on how to get from start to finish via the required controls. These controls or checkpoints are included on the route in order to ensure the minimum distance is ridden.
Officially, you ride under your own steam; there is no 'Sag Wagon' to collect riders who 'Pack'!
On the day, each rider is issued with a Brevet Card which is used by controllers to register the riders passage through the control. Information controls are used in locations without controllers e.g. Name of house on corner? Distance to 'XYZ' on signpost? The answers are then marked on the Brevet card.
In the UK participants are not obliged to ride together in a group but are free to cycle at their own pace, stop or sleep wherever they want and form groups randomly, provided they stay within the time limits.
Audax is a non-competitive discipline; success in an event is measured by its completion.
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