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Tour of the Surrey Hills Audax – 18 August

Posted on Saturday 13 July 2013 by Richard Philpott

We don’t normally publicise other clubs’ events here, but we’re making an exception for West Surrey CTC’s Tour of the Hills audax on Sunday 18 August because it’s run by a neighbouring CTC group, and is an event that a number of our riders have taken part in in the past.

The event is a 115km Brevet Populaire Grimpeur with total climb of 2300m, starting and finishing at Shere at 09.40.

Explore the very best the Surrey Hills can offer and enjoy one of the most compact and challenging organised rides anywhere in the UK.  Lovely forested climbs combined with exciting descents and beautiful scenery makes this a truly memorable ride.  Food is available in Shere Village Hall at the start, mid-point and finish. All checkpoints are marshalled.

Enter online here (£6.50 for CTC/AUK members, £8.50 for others).


The Organiser’s Story

Posted on Monday 8 July 2013 by Nick Bloom

After  a four year gap I was persuaded by some local cyclists into reviving the Central London audax event. The basics were easy – same approved route, same controls, nice new café for the start and finish. My locals offered to man the sign-on, whilst Christine agreed to brandish the stamp at Cottered, helped by Richard.  Audax UK is beginning to modernise, and they’ve introduced an on-line entry system – no more sending SAE’s to the organiser. All set.

At the start

At the start

Then it rained. It was cold, It was miserable. more »

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