DIY audaxes in the Chilterns

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The Chilterns are one of the best places for riding in the south east, and as a bit of an undiscovered gem, at Westerley we like to show off our favourite routes, so we’ve put together a series of DIY audaxes that you can use to try out some of our best rides.

We have a series of DIY Audax routes designed to enable local riders to score AAA  points (Audax Altitude Award) in the Chiltern Hills. These rides can count towards Audax UK’s AAA awards and, with the exception of the Chilternham Holtspur, the Grimpeur de Sud award.

To download a GPX file of any route from dropbox, click on its name. To view a route click the link under each route description:

  1. Chiltern Churner 220km – 3.25 AAA points

Starting in Ruislip, this ride zig zags to capture the climbs. The worst of the climbing is over by around 160kms and the route reaches out to Berkhamsted, Stokenchurch, Wycombe, Amersham, Beaconsfield and Maidenhead. So you are never too far from home if you need to return!

Parking at car park in Linden Avenue near Ruislip Manor Tube Station (Free on Sundays and Bank Holidays)

Ride With GPS route

Registered with Paul Stewart (SE Audax DIY Organiser). No: Brevet DIYSE6171 (quote when entering).

  1. Chiltern Hillturns 225km – 2.25 AAA

Starting in Ruislip, this route packs the hills in to the first 145km and you can enjoy a flat-ish return. Going up to Tring in the north and Ascot in the south the AAA points are scored in the earlier section of the ride.

Parking at car park in Linden Avenue near Ruislip Manor Tube Station (Free on Sundays and Bank Holidays)

Registered with Paul Stewart (SE Audax DIY Organiser). No: Brevet DIYSE5029 (quote when entering).

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  1. Cheeky Chilterner 120km – 2 AAA points

Starting in Ruislip and finishing a couple of miles away in Ickenham this is climb after climb all the way through. A testing ride that is never further from the start than Marlow and can be done in the winter within daylight hours.

Parking at Ruislip Lido (Free)

Registered with Paul Stewart (SE Audax DIY Organiser). No: Brevet DIYSE5028 (quote when entering).

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  1. Chiltern Chillout 145km – 2.25 AAA points

Starting in Ruislip, this route shares some roads with the Chiltern Churner but is shorter for those shorter days.

Parking at  St.Martin’s Approach Car Park (Free on Sundays)

Registered with Paul Stewart (SE Audax DIY Organiser). No: Brevet DIYSE4640 (quote when entering).

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  1. Chilternham Holtspur – 61km – 1 AAA point

Starting in Holtspur (near Beaconsfield) this ride doesn’t score many points (no football jokes please) but it can be done in a morning or afternoon. Skirting Wycombe, this ride brushes Hughenden and Chesham.

Street Parking in Heath Road

Registered with Paul Stewart (SE Audax DIY Organiser). No: Brevet DIYSE5032 (quote when entering).

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Entering DIY audaxes

To enter a DIY, see: http://www.aukweb.net/diy/enter/

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