200km – A full day of challenge

It’s about getting around

A full day out; take your time, take in the views.

What’s it all about?

We start from Woodoaks Farm, a few minutes ride from Rickmansworth Station at 8 am.

Riders head up in the direction of Milton Keynes with the first stop at Mursley around 50km in. Then it’s over to Silverstone before turning south towards the next stop at Benson on the Thames in Oxfordshire. From there we’re homeward bound via a gentle climb back up into the Chilterns en route to Marlow and Gerrards Cross.

With less than 1,900m of climb most people will be back at Woodoaks Farm to enjoy a welcoming beer well within the time limit of almost 14 hours.

Audax events are deliberately simple affairs and part of the fun is navigating yourself. We’ll give you a turn by turn instruction sheet and a GPS file a week before the event.

Audax events are unsupported; you won’t need a support vehicle. Of course, we’d love to see your friends and family at the end, but once you start you are on your own (with only the kindness of other riders to back you up).

When we’re open for entries we’ll update this website with a link to the Audax UK entry form. If you are not familiar with audax-style events don’t worry as it’s quite straightforward but be sure to read the T&Cs – entry fees are not normally refundable (most of it is going to a good cause) or transferable, and we can’t come and pick you up if you get into difficulty (although if you do hit a problem other riders will usually try to help).

After entering you will receive an email in a couple of days confirming your place and providing further information. We will communicate with you via email so be sure to check you received the message and that your spam folder hasn’t eaten it!

The 200km profile

Check out West London Cycling’s video of a route test in 2021.

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