Autumn Audax - 7th October 2017
There are no expensive fees, no headline sponsors, no goodie
bags, no numbers, no gold standard times, no broom wagons
and no pretending at the finish to have looked into the jaws
of hell and survived.
The Autumn Audax is cycling at its best. It’s about a good
distance in a day, riding at a sensible pace with good company,
travelling through quiet and pleasant countryside in the orange
glow of an autumn day before winter arrives.
The route for this event will change each year. The 2017
Autumn Rivers audax circuits Herefordshire and Worcestershire
crossing some wonderful English rivers, passing through tranquil
English wooded countryside on route. The route is lumpy
for the first third with a few longish climbs but soon eases
off after Ross-on-Wye.
Riders simply stop at the controls and collect evidence
of proof of passages (an ATM, till or café receipt) and answer
information questions shown in their brevet card – just to
make sure that everyone’s ride can be validated as a true
audax at the end of the day. Control points are located in
towns where plenty of cafes and shops can be found.
Dusk is a 7pm by which time, the majority of riders will
have returned but it is always a great idea to carry lights
just in case of delay.
- Quiet country lanes
Open controls where proofs of passage can easily be obtained
Plenty of cafes and shops available at control locations
Comprehensive and tested route cards
Shower and changing facilities
Light refreshments at the start
Post event food at HQ
2 Audax Altitude Award points for 2,000m of ascent
On-the-day validation of successful audax rides