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

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).

 It is an X-rated event, meaning that there are no manned controls and you complete, sign, and return your card by post.

The Controls

Wells.  There are several options in the town including a garage on the route and several shops a little off-route in the town centre.  Ensure you return to the route to pass the cathedral on your way out of the town.

Durrington.  A garage and a Tesco are to be found on the left after crossing the roundabout.  They both close around 2200hrs.  The route continues and turns into a very minor lane by the ancient Bulford church.

Stow-on-the-Wold.  There is a 24hr garage on the left after the right turn on to the main road.

Buckingham.  Another 24hr garage on the right just off the by-pass.

The finish: Marylebone Station.  There are food stalls inside the station and various cafes, etc. nearby.  Make sure your bike is secure.

Here is a link to a map of the route

Here is a zipped gpx file with controls waymarked (updated 21.09.18) ( see notes above about controls).  If you wish to re-plot the route using RWGPS or other tool, note that the route through Wells will not work automatically because the bollarded entrance to Cathedral Green is over a footway.

Routesheet is here. (updated 21.09.18)

Enter the event here (aukweb.net).

PARENTAL CONSENT is required for entrants under 18 years of age. See the entry form for details.

 



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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