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UK Cyclist: Long-distance and leisure cycling in the South-west and elsewhere

image100k starting at 09.00 26th November 2016

This ride is a fairly flat 100km starting from Cranbrook, just outside Exeter.

100k - 19th March 2017

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A gentle brevet populaire to accompany Sarah's 200.

image200k - 19th March 2017

 

Sarah's event. It visits both south and north coasts of the SW peninsula, and climbs over the Quantock Hills in Somerset.

Combwich170k, 08:30, 16 April 2017

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

Woody Bay on the VoR29th April 2017 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.

image27th May 2017 starting at 6:00am

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

400k - 16th June 2017

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.

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25th June 2017 - 10 am - Carharrack

This popular Cornish randonnée is now in its 22nd edition in its familiar dual format - a 67km route on the tarmac for the roadies, and a 66km parallel off road route for the mountain bikers, which is 90% off-road and has some technical bits. Both trace the now scenic industrial landscape of the Copper Kingdom and the Great Flat Lode.

600k - 8th July 2017 starting at 0700 (Leighton Buzzard) or 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.

Budleigh Salterton106K event starting at 9am on Sunday 3rd September from Budleigh Salterton.



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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