Many of the Wheelers participate in local Audax and Sportive events. ‘Local’ is defined as events that take place within 60 miles of Chard.

These events do not appeal to all. However, they do offer the opportunity to ride on different roads, with another club or organisations. Many Sportives support good causes, with Cancer research one of the most popular cause.

Audax UK is the Long Distance Cyclist Association for cyclists. Audax events are organized by cycling clubs for cyclists. Most events will cost less than £10.00 to enter and can include free food before and after the event. This Audax list is restricted to short distance events of 100k with 100 mile options. Audax UK lists many local events of up to 400 Km (250 miles). For more information, visit

Local 2017 events. This list will be update as events are added:

23rd April 2017 The Merry Monk Audax N.B. this is possibly the best event of the Audax year.

29th April 2017 – Valley of the Rocks Audax

7th May 2017 – Exmore Spring Audax

14th May 2017 – Coast to Coast Sportive:

20th May 2017 Taunton Flyer Sportive:

21st May 2017 – The Somerset 100 Sportive: This event starts at Sweets entries via BC

17th – 24th May 2017 Dartmoor Cycling Camp Sportive

4th June 2017 The Smuggler Sportive:

2nd July 2017 Bike Bath Sportive

2nd July 2017 Dartmoor Classic Sportive

2nd September Moor 2 Sea Sportive