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UK Cyclist: Long-distance and leisure cycling in the South-west and elsewhere
100k starting at 09.00 24th November 2018 This ride is a fairly flat 100km starting from The Younghayes Centre, Cranbrook, just outside Exeter. It travels on the main road up the Exe valley to Bampton (where we always stop for breakfast, Bampton being the first control). We then take the rolling B-road to Norton fitzwarren before turning into the lanes to Wellington, and then a mixture of lanes and B-road all the way home.  A good winter ride as much of it is on fairly main roads. Entry and details here.

200k - 10 March 2019   Sarah's event, new start and new route in 2018. It still climbs over the Quantock Hills in Somerset.   Look out for Dead Woman's Ditch on top of the Quantocks. This is an excellent early season run. A wide variety of roads and scenery make the Mad March a memorable experience, with an interesting mix of weather guaranteed!    

100k - 10 March 2019 A gentle brevet populaire to accompany Sarah's 200. The 100km is a figure of eight route around Otterton, Uffculme and Churchinford.               PARENTAL CONSENT is required for entrants under 18 years of age. See the entry form for details. Route instructions

Combwich170k, 08:30, 21 April 2019

A 100 mile event starting from Honiton, with two controls, at Witheridge and Combwich.

Woody Bay on the VoR27 April 2019 starting at 8:00am

A straightforward route with a spectacularly scenic and rather challenging section along the North Devon coast. There are good cafe and pub controls, and food and drink at the finish.

image11 May 2019 starting at 6:00am

The route is a simple as possible, with only five intermediate controls. It follows mostly quiet rural roads.

25 May 2019 starting at 12:00 noon

This is a new event, starting at Exeter St David's Railway station and finishing at London Marylebone. Controls are at Wells, Durrington (Wilts), Stow-on-the-Wold, Buckingham, Marylebone (finish).

400k - 31 May 2019

Starting from a pub on the Blackdown Hills near Taunton at 10:30pm this event rides through the night to dawn somewhere in Somerset. Then across the Severn Bridge and back home again.

600k - 8 June 2019 starting at 0700 (Leighton Buzzard)

600k - 15 June 2019 starting at 0600 (Exeter)

imageThe Buzzard is a basic ('X'-rated) event from Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire to Exeter in Devon, and back. The route is straightforward and includes some A and B roads. There are two starts, from LB and from Exeter.



Long-distance cycling under AUK rules is often (though inaccurately) referred to as audaxing. Mudguards are not required for any of these events. Use whatever bike suits you. If you don't want to follow a routesheet then download the GPS file. You will need to be fit and self-sufficient. Most of these events, especially the longer ones, are hard. You should be an experienced cyclist with both fitness and stamina. There is a minimum speed of 15kph for all the events of 200km and above. Don't worry about the maximum speed of 30kph, you won't get near it. Prepare your bike and yourself carefully for any of these events. If you do all the distances, you become an Exeter Wheelers Super Randonneur.


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