Category: Audaxes

Every now and again I go on an Audax – a much longer and slower ride where the sense of achievement comes from purely completing the distance and not from what time you did. They’re more leisurely and often much more satisfying with chances to look around the area you’re cycling in. I’ve done a couple so far but I’m looking to add to the tally.

You can read all my posts about Audax related rides below.

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West Midlands Reliability Rides 2019

I’ve compiled a list of local club 2019 reliability rides for the West Midlands area. Dates and routes are to the best of my knowledge and research but I accept no liability (and so on and so on) for you turning up and it’s not on! What’s a Reliability Ride? The┬áreliability ride is pretty much the older, more traditional brother of the modern day sportive...

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Stratford CC Reliability Ride Review 2018

  Stratford upon Avon Cycling Club Reliability Ride 2018 After last year’s non-finish because of the snow and poor group choice, I was back to try and conquer the Stratford CC Reliability Ride once again – this time with Hannah, doing it for the first time. With a newly-revamped venue open for the first time that day, the facilities were good. The weather was also...

Midlands Reliability Rides 2018

There is a 2019 version of this list here. I’ve compiled a list of local club’s 2018 reliability rides for the Midlands area. This includes the West Midlands and the East Midlands. Dates and routes are to the best of my knowledge and research but I accept no liability (and so on and so on) for you turning up and it’s not on! What’s a...

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Reliability Rides East Midlands 2017

There is now a 2018 list available here. At the start of every season a number of local clubs arrange and host reliability rides around the area. These are often around 50-60 miles in length, are unsigned, cost very little and have excellent cake at the end too. Traditionally these rides were the first test of the legs in an event, to see how they...

Stratford upon Avon Cycling Club Reliability Ride

Reliability Rides 2017 West Midlands

There is now a 2018 list available here.   At the start of every season a number of local clubs arrange and host reliability rides around the area. These are often around 50-60 miles in length, are unsigned, cost very little and have excellent cake at the end too. Traditionally these rides were the first test of the legs in an event, to see how...

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Rapha Festive 500 2016 Roundel Opening

I completed the Rapha Festive 500 again between Christmas and New Year’s Eve 2016. The challenge is to cycle 500km over 8 days during the darkest, bleakest and most social time of the year. Part of the reward for completing the challenge, other than the massive leg muscles, is a woven roundel patch to commemorate the achievement. This year’s has just come through the post!...