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.

  • Audaxes,  Sportives

    West Midlands Reliability Rides 2019

    Update! There is now a 2020 version of this post. 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…

  • Stratford upon Avon Cycling Club Logo Rectangle
    Audaxes,  Sportives

    Stratford CC Reliability Ride Review 2018

    Loading...   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…

  • Audaxes,  Sportives

    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…

  • East Midlands Map
    Audaxes

    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…

  • Stratford upon Avon Cycling Club Reliability Ride
    Audaxes

    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…

  • Rapha Festive 500 2016 Logo
    Audaxes,  Sportives

    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…

  • Rapha Festive 500 2016 Logo
    Audaxes,  Sportives

    Rapha Festive 500 2016 – Getting it done

    Completing the 2016 Rapha Festive 500 This Christmas, I set myself the challenge to complete the Rapha Festive 500 again. The challenge that Rapha set is to cycle 500 kilometres between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, which given the…

  • Dunwich Dynamo 2016
    Audaxes

    Dunwich Dynamo 2016

    The Dunwich Dynamo and I have a fair amount of history, until this year I’d set off 4 times from London Fields in Hackney and had so far only made the beach at Dunwich in Suffolk a single time. For…

  • Meriden Cross
    Audaxes

    Warwickshire Wanderer 105km Audax – 21st May 2016

    An early start saw Rich, George and I head down to Birmingham New Street to catch the train over to Hampton in Arden. Breakfast was acquired on the way (sausage and bacon rolls are excellent for cycling). We rolled out…