Tribute Audax Rides

3 Audax rides starting from Our Lady & St Anne's Church, Caversham, RG4 5AB on 24 April 2021 (Saturday).  Rides are themed as Tributes to selected Science Pioneers.

Registration fee also supports Thames Valley Air Ambulance & Launchpad Reading charities.

200km: A Tribute to Alan Turing

208km ride as a tribute to Alan TURING, the father of Theoretical Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. The route loops around Bletchley Park and returns via The Chilterns AONB. Controls at Buckingham and Ampthill, plus 3 information controls.

100km: A Tribute to Robert Boyle

108km ride is a tribute to Robert BOYLE, the Father of Modern Chemistry, discoverer of Boyle's Gas Law & co-founder of Royal Society. The route passes around the site in Oxford where Robert lived between 1655-1668 when he discovered Boyle's Law (look out for the black plaque on LHS wall of University College). Controls at Farmoor, plus 2 information controls.

50km: A Tribute to Johnson & Matthey

55km ride as a Tribute to Percival JOHNSON & George MATTHEY - the 19th century metallurgy pioneers. A scenic ride on quiet roads and country lanes exploring the foothills of Chilterns AONB and returning via Johnson Matthey Technology Centre at Sonning Common. Generous time allowance of up to 5 hours to encourage first-time Audaxers and leisurely riders. Controls at Benson, plus 2 information controls.

Audax rides are NOT a race and riders are expected to comply with all aspects of the highway code and law. Its your responsibility to ride safely whilst being courteous to all other road users. If this is your first audax experience, you may find Notes for Audax novices helpful. 100 and 200km rides requires considerable stamina. Entrants are expected to be experienced cyclists, familiar with riding this distance, and able to carry out routine simple repairs should they be needed. Wet roads over the Chilterns are notorious for flints, so it is wise to carry several spare inner tubes and the means to deploy them. Lights are essential for 200km ride, unless you're a fast rider. There is no mechanical support on the ride, no roadside event signage and no rescue service offered.