Welcome to Cambridge Audax
long-distance cycling from Cambridge
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Audax is an endurance cycling discipline, like fast touring, but with a time limit. Audax distances are tough, but well within reach of any club riders and most active amateurs. You're only trying to beat the time limit and yourself, positions don't matter, take as long as you want — within the time limit — and take any route you want via the controls or checkpoints — we give you clear, easy-to-follow routesheets as well.
The audax community is wide-ranging with regular riders from all walks of life, both men and women, aged 15 to 85! Use any human-powered transport you like, there's no need for an expensive racing bike. When you ride audax, you will also discover you're capable of more than you ever thought.
Sportives are for people who like to pretend they’re racing; audax is for people who like to pretend they aren’t!
We are running these two events again this spring — a great way to start your year and test your winter fitness — winter miles = summer smiles, and now's the time to see who smiley you feel!!
The 200km Pork Pie event heads 100km north-west to Melton Mowbray, the spritual home of the humble pork pie. Just a single control in MM, this is an ideal test for the first stage of London-Edinburgh-London.
The 100km Spring Dash event takes you in a big triangle across the hills south of Cambridge. Breakfast at The Tally Ho in Barkway; brunch at Bicicletta in Saffron Walden; and chips and an afternoon pint in The White Horse Inn in Withersfield.
Enter a ride and give it a go — we are finding and creating rides of different distances and difficulties around Cambridge, so you should always find something new to challenge yourself with. On completion, your efforts will be recorded on Audax UK's finishers' lists so you can keep track of your achievements.
Navigation is straightfoward, distance is everything … and cake, almost more than you can eat!
We think many cyclists would enjoy the endurance aspect of audax as much as the sprint-for-the-line of a club run; we think they just need a bit of encouragement to give it a go. With these Cambridge routes, riders can start close to home and ride hundreds of kilometres of new rides.
Merry New Year!
January 2018: Happy New Year! Another busy year just gone by with two well-attended events weekends and hundreds of permanents ridden all year round. We're working on new events, which should be available to ride later in the spring.