Cyclists, your grand 2024 summer climax event is open for entry: The annual West London Cycling Randonax Rides, Bank Holiday Monday from Ruislip, West London. 26th August

We at West London Cycling are delighted to present the 2024 edition of the classic Randonax Rides which take place every August Bank Holiday from Ruislip in West London. As usual, expect some picture postacrd scenery as the phots above demonstrate (all taken by us recently on route check rides).

The 200km route, heads out into the Chilterns towards our cafe control at Pitstone then spears out from the Chiltern hinterland to orbit Milton Keynes on a truly picturesque and cycling friendly route.The 100km route, shares the 200km route to Pitstone (cafe stop) through the Chilterns but then turns Westwards and loops back through some classic Chiltrern lansdscape climbing to Wendover Woods (the highest point in the Chilterns). The 70km route is a classic Chiltern route encompassing the Chalfonts and Penn before returning via  Chipperfield, no particularly challenging climbs, but manageable hilly terrain with some nice lanes.

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A super fun audax style spin featuring a choice of three rides in the glorious Chilterns. Finishers will get one of our sought after patches / roundels as a trophy, all included in the (petite) price. It’s a value for money, not to be missed, gala occasion celebrating West London Cycling’s third birthday; A Bank Holiday Bash brought to you by the same person responsible for the legendary May Day Chiltern Audaxes from Ruislip in years past. Expect the same fun as those, but now a British Cycling event.

This is an Audax style event and isn’t for beginners, no signage nor rescue but who needs those in the era of bike computers and mobile phones? There will be free refreshments at the start and finish with a GPX file to navigate from and a Route Sheet as back up, all for just a £10 entry fee. Bring your own bars/gels etc for the ride, or stop at one of the cafes en-route. Entry may be available at £15 on the day if spaces are still available.

You can ride at any speed you like, but we would expect you to average between, say, 15kph and 33kph depending on your chosen ride / fitness / what you did the night before.

Like an audax, you get your Brevet Card stamped at our cafe stop control, answer a couple of simple questions on the route and write the answers in your Brevet Card (which is also stamped upon completion). At the end you get to keep your Brevet Card and also get cloth patch / roundel to prove you did it and keep as a prestigious souvenir … oh and the mudguard / frame sticker which is relective and enhances your visibility.

We will email you a GPX file of the route during the fortnight leading up to the event, together with a route-sheet for you to print out as back up. You will need a bike computer (eg Garmin or Wahoo) to load the GPX file in to. This is easily done by synching a Wahoo with Strava or Ride With GPS etc (free online) or using Garmin Connect if you are a Garmin user.

It’s fun, fun, fun with 70km, 100km or 200km options.

Here are the three ride profiles:

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