An invitation to Paris!
Come and ride our 2019 BRM[PBP] series
We will run another Super Randonneur (SR) series of rides, consisting of 200, 300, 400 and 600 km events. Riders completing all four will gain the prestigious Audax* Super Randonneur award and will qualify to enter Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) in August 2019, the historic 1,200 km event run every four years by Audax Club Parisien.
Tally-ho and chocks away! An early season pootle on gently rolling Surrey and Hampshire lanes to Lasham and Bentley. Breakfast and dinner provided, ale optional.
An easy-going, moderately undulating course, mostly on quiet lanes. Enjoy a second brekky at Lasham Garden Centre, a cafe or bakery lunch in Amesbury, tea and cakes in Whitchurch, and supper on a garage forecourt in Ascot!
A ride of two halves: lumpy and flat, in that order...apart from a final Chilternesque tilt of the road at 330km. You should be sheltered from prevailing winds on the way out through the Surrey Hills, South Downs and North Wessex Downs...then fly home across the plains with the wind on your back following slap-up pub dinner in Cirencester!
Visit 11 counties of England and Wales in one ride! Moderately hilly throughout, with some merciful modifications to the spiky prototype 2018 edition. Bag drop service to our overnight control at Chepstow, so pack your sleeping bag, mat, toothbrush and a teddy! Travelodge option for those seeking greater comfort.
Rowlands Ramble 200km, Sunday 29th September
The original KW audax ride, now in its 4th year, is a scenic (hilly!) ride out of the smoke and over the hills down to Rowlands Castle (near Portsmouth) and back. Following a hearty KW breakfast at the tennis club, you’ll relish climbs such as the Devil's Punchbowl, Leith Hill and a double crossing of the South Downs. Dinner will be served at the finish in a bar with optional hops flavoured recovery drinks for the needy.
*Audax UK is the long distance cyclists’ association. These 200 km+ rides are organised under Audax UK rules, the most important of which are the maximum and minimum speeds to complete an event – most commonly 15-30 km/h (9-18 mph). So you don’t have to be a fast rider to complete an Audax event. You can find out more general information about Audax on the comprehensive Audax UK website together with a calendar of upcoming events all around the country.