Salinae and Cotswold 209km Audax
Droitwich Cycling Club are pleased to be hosting this 200km audax event for a third year running.
The event began as a no thrills event by a brand new embryonic cycling club but it prove so popular, it will be making a return in 2023 with a cake enticing finish for riders with tired legs. Early November means crisp mornings and full autumnal colours, so what a better way to enjoy the Cotwolds in their full glory. The first and final quarters of the route are fairy gentle going outbound via Worcestershire and a return through Warwickshire. The half crosses the undulating Cotswolds through picturesque villages and charming countryside but be warned, to gain the Cotswold Plateau, an assault up the Suddeley Bank is required!
The excellent Lido Cafe in Droitwich have provisionally agreed to open early for riders at the start, though we won’t recommend that you take an early morning dip in the salty open air lido pool before you start. The event will finish in the nearby Rotary House where food and light refreshments will be available. The ‘control towns’ along the route are all furnished with cafes and shops for refreshment stops, with Witney being the most popular for gorging cake.
Start: Droitwich Lido;
Finish: Rotary House, Droitwich.
Control Locations: Tewkesbury; Witney; Shipston-on-Stour
Information Control Locations: Winchcombe; Shutford
Overall Ascent: 2,900m
We welcome experienced and newbie audaxers to enter the event but will you obviously need some ooommph in your legs to complete the journey. You don’t have to be a Droitwich CC or Audax UK member to enter. For non-members, a ‘day AUK membership fee’ is added to your entry cost when entering the event. Come along and enjoy the day. It is a great way to test yourself on a long distance ride without any pressure to race.
- 13th August 2021