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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.


 

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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.

 


2013 Sportives

 

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.

2013 Audaxs

See here for the full list of Audaxes on the Audax UK site.

FCCC member Matt, who rides long-distance Audaxes, has written an excellent introduction document (in Word and .pdf formats), click to see the article here.

 

Please contact Alan if you have any ideas or suggestions for additions to this section.  Information on events which may be of interest to members is posted in the forums.

 


 

Preparing for a Sportive

Preparing for a sportiveSimon 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.

List of Audaxes

See here for the full list of Audaxes on the Audax UK site.  For more information on riding Audaxes, see this article.

Sportive Trophy

TrophyThe 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.

    Riding the Tour de France Route

    Chris ward FCCC

    Chris Ward, son of the late Roy Ward, is riding the Tour de France route for charity. More details here. He's pictured wearing one of Roy's oldest wool jerseys. (It would be interesting to know if any other members have very old club kit! Let me know.

    Local Sportives

    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.

    Please contact Alan if you have any ideas or suggestions for additions to this section.

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