Welcome to Cambridge Audax

long-distance cycling from Cambridge

Cambridge Audax promotes long-distance rides from Cambridge, particularly audax rides.

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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!

Upcoming Events — The Cambridge Autumnal 200 and Autumnal 100 — 17 October 2020 » 

A return to events after a six-month hiatus, we're running these two as small-entry, x-rated events to celebrate the end of the season, and say hello to winter — winter miles = summer smiles and here's a great way to start as you mean to go on!!

The 200km Autumnal event heads 100km due east to Framlingham, Suffolk, for lunch, along some really quiet and pretty lanes and B-roads.  No sausage-fest this year, due to covid, but it's worth it all the same.  Returns via Maglia Rosso.

The 100km Autumnal event takes you in a big triangle across the hills south of Cambridge.  Brunch in Thaxted, lunch in Saffron Walden, home in time for tea.

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. 

Still interested?  Read more about audax here, or browse the local audax rides here