SOUTHAMPTON CTC presents …
Grand National Park2Park 200km Audax and
Between the Parks 100km Audax
From Woodley Village Hall, Romsey SO51 7NY what3words map
These popular events, organised by Southampton CTC under Audax UK rules, visits some of the finest scenery the south of England has to offer. Pre-entry is required.
What is an audax? it is a non-competitive cycling rides that are popular with many Cycling UK members. Participants attempt to cycle within a set time limits (6hrs 40 mins for 100K ride 13 hrs 20 mins for the 200k) and with success measured by completion rather than speed. To finish within the time you need to average about 15km/9.3m per hour but would need to cycle a faster to allow time for breaks.
Food is important! Free refreshments at start, finish and en route. (Donations welcome to help us keep the costs of future events down.)
Starting at 0800, the 200 km follows a moderately hilly route on quiet lanes linking Britain’s two newest National Parks, the South Downs and New Forest, as well as exploring some of the equally beautiful countryside in the lovely Test and Itchen valleys.
There is a manned control at East Meon with complimentary snacks and cold drinks, a control at Whitchurch where there are copious options for lunch, and finally the highly acclaimed gazebo-on-the-green at Downton that has proved so popular on this event.
Enter on-line at:
The more leisurely 100 km leaves Woodley at 0900. It is a lovely ride on quiet lanes exploring Hampshire’s beautiful Test Valley between the South Downs and New Forest National Parks. There are a couple of short climbs to add interest but nothing too serious. The main control is at at the exceptional Tea Cosy Café in Hurstbourne Tarrant, in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, plus 4 information controls. Enter on-line at:
The weather in the south of England is often at its best in mid-May and the roads are still quiet, so why not plan to join us on one of these two attractive events. We will be pleased to see you.
- The closing date for entries is 30 April 2020 or earlier if the maximum number of riders is reached before that.
- Cycling UK members do not need to pay for the Temporary Audax UK membership as they have insurance through their membership. The online entry form, hosted by Audax UK, shows as default membership type “Temporary Audax UK membership”. You need to change this (use the dropdown menu) to “I am a Cycling UK/CTC member”. Otherwise you will be charged extra for insurance.
- The 200 and 100 km are totally separate events and the AUK website does not allow you to swap from one to the other after registering.
- Please do not ask to start early. This complicates the job of the volunteers who would have to make special adjustments for early starters. So in fairness to them, there will be no early starts .