Ride the Trafalgar Way - Audax

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Welcome to Ride the Trafalgar Way... a legendary route, steeped in history. AUDAX - for the randonneur in you. The UK’s newest Brevets de Randonneurs Mondiaux (BRM) - at just over 500km. Our iconic Colossus route has now become a little more achievable! If you’re ready to take on a long distance endurance ride, with iconic landmarks and challenging landscapes through the day and night then this ride is for you.Further details are coming shortly!!
Audax - 500km
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Sat 28th Sep 2019
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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Elevation

20 to 50m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Pendennis Castle, Castle Dr, Falmouth TR11 4LP, UK
Start times
Audax - 500km:
6:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Ride the Trafalgar Way - Audax
Audax - 500km
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500km
£25.00 - £28.00
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COURSE
The inaugural Ride the Trafalgar Way Audax is an individual challenge starting at Pendennis Castle, Falmouth and finishing in London. The ride is just over 500km, 312.10 miles long - a historic route, re-designed for the modern rider.
This event has a mandatory route - you should follow the route instructions as closely as possible.
Audax on open roads, including riding through the night following a designated route. The ride is just over 500KMs/312.10 miles long and riders are required to complete the route within a specified time. Riders will pass through the cities, towns and villages of Truro, Fraddon, Bodmin, Minion Launceston and Okehampton before passing Dartmoor and descending into the cathedral city of Exeter, Honiton, Axminster - passing along a road renamed The Trafalgar Way in 2005, then onwards to Bridport cycling along the Jurassic Coast, Dorchester and Blandford Forum before passing through the cathedral city of Salisbury, Andover, Overton, Basingstoke, Hartley Wintney, Camberley and Sunningdale before heading into central London via Parliament Square finishing at Admiralty House, Whitehall. requirement during the hours of dusk/darkness and in poor visibility. Riders without the correct lighting for the ride/weather conditions will not be allowed to ride or will be removed from the event.
COURSE SPECIFICS
Start: Falmouth | Finish: The Admiralty, London
Distance: 500km (312 miles)
Elevation Gain: 6795m
Bike time - 33h20
Speeds - 15-30 kph
Sunrises - 07:07 BST
Sunsets - 19:01 BST
- The route is on open public roads.
- You should prepare by studying the route.
- The route is not waymarked or marshalled.
- You are responsible for your safety/conduct.
- Some routes may be arduous.
- The organiser provides no rescue service.
COURSE STAGES
Stage 1 - Falmouth to Fraddon
Stage 2 - Fraddon to Upton Cross
Stage 3 - Upton Cross to Lewdown
Stage 4 - Lewdown to Whiddon Down
Stage 5 - Whiddon Down to Exeter
Stage 6 - Exeter to Stockland
Stage 7 - Stockland to Abbotsbury
Stage 8 - Abbotsbury to Blandford Forum
Stage 9 - Blandford Forum to Salisbury
Stage 10 - Salisbury to Overton
Stage 11 - Overton to Bagshot
Stage 12 - Bagshot to the Admiralty
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What's included
  • No Mudguards required
  • Parking free or reasonably priced, at start
  • Toilets at the start
  • Food some free food and/or drink provided on the ride
  • GPS files available from organiser
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How to get there
Pendennis Castle, Castle Dr, Falmouth TR11 4LP, UK
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Locations -
Start location - Pendennis Castle, Falmouth
Finish Location - The Admiralty, London
Event day logistics
RACE SCHEDULE
Saturday
Start - 6:00am
Sunday
Finish - 15:20pm
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Welcome to Ride the Trafalgar Way, the UK's most historic and innovative sportive. A legendary route, steeped in history.
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What type of bicycle can I ride?
The following bikes are permitted:
  • Standard road and hybrid bicycles
  • Single-speed (both fixed and freewheel) bicycles are allowed as long as they have suitable brakes
  • Mountain bikes are allowed – although please use slick tyres to conserve energy
  • Tandems if both riders are officially entered
FAQ's
What is the minimum age to take part in the Ride the Trafalgar Way?
You have to be age 18 or over to take part in the Ride the Trafalgar Way
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