SUNRISE & SNOWDROP EXPRESS AUDAXES 2014

The Beacon RCC February Audaxes are an institution on the Audax calendar, attracting 280 entries each year. The routes use quiet country roads through rural Worcestershire to Evesham and Upton. A gritted alternative is also available if icy.

We aim to find easy routes on quiet country roads that all cyclists could be confident of completing, even on a chilly winter's day when nobody is at their fittest! For some riders our event provides a wonderful opportunity to enjoy rural Worcestershire on a crisp winter's day. For others it provides the perfect motivation to get out with friends when they might otherwise be tempted to stay indoors. In recent years we have also been delighted to welcome several local racing men and women who used it for steady winter training.

Sunrise Express: 123km clockwise; Hartlebury - Evesham - Upton - Hartlebury. 8.30am

Snowdrop Express: 123km anti-clockwise; Hartlebury - Upton - Evesham - Hartlebury. 9am

The 2014 audax route will be revised to pass over The Lenches, which was a popular diversion with riders last year.

In the case of icy conditions on minor roads we make routesheets for alternative treated roads available. If the event has to be cancelled due to exceptionally dangerous conditions, riders will be allowed to complete the route under 'permanent audax' conditions on any day during the following 6 weeks. In the unlikely case of event cancellation, riders will be allowed to complete the route under 'permanent audax' conditions on any day up until 5th March 2014. Any surplus generated by the cancellation will be donated to the charity, Headway.

Entry and Further Details:

http://www.beaconrcc.org.uk/audax/express/index.html

Youtube clip of the 2013 event:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yFntBx1Mro