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

2018 South West events. This list will be update as events are added:


15th April 2018 – Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive

22nd April 2018 – Exmore Spring Audax

9th – 15th April 2018 Dartmoor Cycling Camp

29th April 2018 The Merry Monk Audax N.B. this is possibly the best event of the Audax year.

13th May 2018 Coast to Coast (Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance)  Sold Out

20th May 2018 – The Somerset 100 Sportive: This event starts at Sweets

3rd June 2018 The Smuggler (Barnstaple) Sportive:

22nd July 2018 Wiggle Mendips Sportive:

4th August 2018 Taunton Flyer Sportive

1st July 2018 Bike Bath Sportive 

1st July 2018 Dartmoor Classic Sportive

4th August 2018 Taunton Flyer Sportive

2nd September 2018 Great Exmoor Ride (Taunton) Sportive

8th September Moor 2 Sea 2018 (Exeter Racecourse) Sportive 

9th September 2018 The Devon Rotarium (Honiton) Sportive