Other rides worth a spin

If you’ve got the bug and you fancy trying your wheels with a couple of other rides you should take a look at (full details on the Audax UK Calendar Page):

13 October – The Anfractuous 200 from Chalfont St Peter. Starting from the same place as LWL this event comes in two editions – lumpy and slightly less lumpy. It’s an autumn excursion to Oxfordshire that has a loyal following. If you can’t face an early train ride to the start, the organiser allows lets entrants bed down in the community centre the night before.

27 October – The Chiltern Dash 200 from Aylesbury. Starting close to the mainline station, this ride heads over to Wiltshire and back. The organiser have been improving the route for a few years and the 2018 edition looks set to be a classic.

3 November – The Upper Thames 200 from Cholsey. Trains from Paddington make this 200 very accessible from London. The route offers a chance to explore the Chilterns at their autumnal finest. And if you time it right you get to enjoy dozens of fireworks parties in the final kilometres.

5 January 2019 – The Poor Student 200 from Oxford. This event has a unique feel as it’s the first real ride post Christmas and attracts a regular crowd to the car park start. The route includes a few challenging hills and a lot of stunning countryside. Expect no frills but lots of camaraderie from riders bemoaning too many mince pies.

19 January 2019 – The Willy Warmer 200 from Chalfont St Peter – The Willesden CC’s first opportunity to ride a PBP Qualifier and the first 2019 outing to the legendary Tutti Pole café in Hungerford. Get your head down in the community centre the night before.

13 April 2019 – The Amesbury Amble 300 from Raynes Park – the first 300 in the South and starting from SW20 – with the option of a scout hut floor the night before flying off to Wiltshire.  Organised by Kingston Wheelers who are running some other brilliant rides – take a look at their website.