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 http://www.aukweb.net/home/
Local 2017 events. This list will be update as events are added:
23rd April 2017 The Merry Monk Audax http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/16-641/ N.B. this is possibly the best event of the Audax year.
29th April 2017 – Valley of the Rocks Audax http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/17-23/
7th May 2017 – Exmore Spring Audax http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/17-142/
14th May 2017 – Coast to Coast Sportive: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/156461/Coast-to-Coast-Cycle-Challenge-2017
20th May 2017 Taunton Flyer Sportive: http://www.justevents.org/index.php/events/taunton-flyer
21st May 2017 – The Somerset 100 Sportive: This event starts at Sweets http://somersetcycling.com/Somerset100.html entries via BC https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/145940/
17th – 24th May 2017 Dartmoor Cycling Camp Sportive http://www.justevents.org/index.php/events/training-camps
4th June 2017 The Smuggler Sportive: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/156298/The-Smuggler-2017
2nd July 2017 Bike Bath Sportive https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/156968/Bike-Bath-2017
2nd July 2017 Dartmoor Classic Sportive http://www.DartmoorClassic.co.uk
2nd September Moor 2 Sea Sportive http://www.moor2sea.co.uk/