Don’t miss – The Ron Sant Memorial Ride – 106km Audax

Happy Ron Sant riders at the second brew stop of the day, Brevet Populaires almost complete...!

Happy Ron Sant riders at the second brew stop of the day, Brevet Populaires almost complete…!

It’s nearly time for the Ron Sant Memorial Ride Audax event! Sunday 1st May 2016

What? Audax? Well, for those who don’t know, you can check out Audax UK as this tells you what you need to know about the very idea of long distance cycling. Of course, this event is on the shorter end of the idea, but nonetheless, a lot of fun.

It’s a bit continental, as the mileages are measured in km, not miles, so in old money, the Ron Sant is only a 66 mile ride.

The idea is to complete the route, which is planned in advance, with detailed instructions being given at the start. It is not marshalled, but there are control points where you may have to have a card stamped (called a Brevet Populaire, this proves that you’ve completed that bit) or by answering a simple question about a local landmark etc. Follow the route, record this information, enjoy the ride! Then return to base for a final stamp and a time to prove that you’ve done it. Simple.

Also, there is no pressure, you have almost all day to do it, so if you aren’t used to distances, ride with someone and take your time.

For more information about this event, see the calendar, and see the link to the Audax itself at this link: Ron Sant Audax.

Of course, if you don’t want to ride the Audax, you can ride it as a club run. It will be the only run of the day, so I’d say, give Audaxing a go. £5.75 to enter and this gets you a brew before you start, the instructions, a ‘Brevet’ card to record your control points, and well earned cake at the end!

Lower cost than a sportive, much more fun…!

Club runs are back in the calendar for our members and new riders who are looking to join.

Upcoming Events

Aug
13
Sat
2022
09:00 Training Rides 1 & 2
Training Rides 1 & 2
Aug 13 @ 09:00 – 13:30
Saturday Training Rides RIDES STARTING AT 09:00 & 09:01 FROM THIS SATURDAY (12th March) Ride 1 – off at 09:00 from Hatchmere . Distance around 80 miles – pace 18mph ish Ride 2 – off[...]
Aug
17
Wed
2022
18:30 Club 10 Mile TT series
Club 10 Mile TT series
Aug 17 @ 18:30 – 20:00
For new club riders, just come along and have a go. It’s all about you and the clock, and measuring your own performance. It’s therefore open to all club members, no matter what you ability[...]
Aug
20
Sat
2022
09:00 Training Rides 1 & 2
Training Rides 1 & 2
Aug 20 @ 09:00 – 13:30
Saturday Training Rides RIDES STARTING AT 09:00 & 09:01 FROM THIS SATURDAY (12th March) Ride 1 – off at 09:00 from Hatchmere . Distance around 80 miles – pace 18mph ish Ride 2 – off[...]

Club Meeting Times

Sunday runs:

09:30 - Winnington Park Rugby Football Club - see calendar for updated start times (Most runs 10:00 during the winter months)

Tuesday evening (informal - usually a small gathering!)

20:00 onwards - Winnington Park Rugby Football Club

Wednesday runs:

10:00 - Hatchmere

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