Route

LondonWalesLondon takes you from West London to Chepstow and back.  We supply you with a turn by turn route sheet and a GPS file shortly before the ride.

You’ll be cycling through the Chilterns and the Cotswolds and beyond seeing some inspiring scenary and attempting a couple of great (but benign) climbs.  However, audax routes are only advisory – you’ll just need to call at a number of set points to guarantee that you’ve covered the distance.

If you choose to avoid some of the tougher climbs and take a slightly longer route you’re welcome to do so.

The suggested route covers (italicised names are compulsory calling points):

  • Chalfont St Peter (Depart)
  • Thame
  • Woodstock (compulsory control point)
  • Stow on the Wold
  • Guiting Power
  • Winchcombe
  • Tewkesbury (compulsory control point)
  • Newent
  • Walford (compulsory control point)
  • Yat Rock
  • Tutshill (compulsory control point at 217km)
  • Severn Bridge
  • Somerset Monument
  • Hawkesbury Upton
  • Malesbury
  • Wroughton
  • Lambourn (compulsory control point)
  • Hampstead Norreys
  • Sonning Common
  • Henley
  • Marlow
  • Chalfont St Peter (Arrivee)

NB. From Lambourn many riders decide to follow the A4 during the night when the road is quieter.

Audax routes are not way marked – before the advent of GPS, being able to navigate was a big part of the challenge!  Typically, riders now spend a little time understanding the route which is designed to avoid busy roads as much as possible; if you try to navigate from town to town on your own it is likely that you’ll miss some of the more peaceful roads that make up the suggested route.

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Picture credits Matthew Scholes and Gavin Peacock