Sportives and Audax
The club is very keen to coordinate members’ participation in Sportive and Audax events. In this section you will find hints and tips, information on local Sportives and Audax, as well as links to forum discussions where club members could arrange to ride an event as a group. Any ideas, suggestions, useful information etc, please contact Alan. If members email with reports and recommendations these will be added too.
FCCC Sportive Trophy
This trophy will be awarded to the club member riding the greatest distance in Sportives and Audaxes in the period 1st February to 30th November each year.
Members are invited to apply for this trophy - please send your application, with evidence of events completed in 2013, to Nick by the 17th December at the latest.
Evans Ride-It events have been recommended by a few club members as being well organised and lower cost than some.
There are a number of Sportives in Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire in the Wiggle series. These are well organised and signed, with chip timing, food and drink stations and a few freebies to compensate for the entry cost!
Southern Sportive are another company who organise some local events.
See here for the full list of Audaxes on the Audax UK site.
Brian (Sid) Hygate is Back on the Road.
I got this mail...
Older members might be interested in my progress since my pile-up back two years ago. I reckon I'm as repaired as I ever will be, even the new hip is performing well!
Nearly finished my preparation for the Prudential Ride London 100. My F&CCC jersey (which was cut off my back by the paramedic) has been repaired, my wrecked Carlton Giro d' Italia has been professionally rebuilt, and I've put 4000 miles under my wheels since Jan.1st
.I'd be interested to know of any other members who are riding on August 10th. I'm aiming to get inside 6hrs 40mins ( 15mph average ). brianhygate (at) gmail.com
Cheers, Brian (Sid) Hygate.
Preparing for a Sportive
Simon has now posted his comprehensive notes from the recent meeting on "preparing for a Sportive". Click here or on the picture to go to his download site.
The club has a Sportive trophy for the member that rides the most miles in the year to the end of November. We have a claim for 1,767 miles. If you have a claim for more miles in Sportive or audax events, please contact Bob urgently with details of the rides.
Riding an Audax
An Audax is simply an organised long distance ride, with typical distances between 50km and 1500km.
They are not races, but have to be completed at an average speed of (normally) between 15kph and 30kph. You are given a routesheet and navigate yourself – there are no marshals or route markings. There are usually a few controls - simple questions to prove you been there, or you call in at cafe/shop stops
Routes are designed by locals to avoid traffic and to see the best of the English countryside.
FCCC member Matt, who rides long-distance Audaxes, has written an excellent introduction document which is attached (in Word and .pdf formats) to the article here. Information on events which may be of interest to members is posted in the forums.