& Snowdrop Express Audaxes
- Saturday 22nd February 2014
is now accessible and Eckington Bridge is also open. The
floods are subsiding but still very close to the level of
the road tarmac. We expect the original routes to be in
operation but please come prepared with alternative routes
in case conditions change or there is ice on untreated roads
early in the day.
The Beacon RCC February Audaxes are an institution on the
Audax calendar, attracting 260 entries each year. The routes
use quiet country roads through rural Worcestershire to
Evesham and Upton. A gritted alternative is also available
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
Sunrise Express (Event full)
Snowdrop Express (Event full)
We hope you find everything you need to know about the
Beacon's February Audaxes in these pages. If you have any
further questions please contact the organiser below. For
details of what an Audax ride entails see our description
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 during a few weeks after the event date and a
charitable donation made of any surplus resulting from the