A Willesden Audax, the Ditchling Devil, is on June 10th this year.
LOCOG bagged our weekend from last year to open the Olympics(!) so it’s relocated to June 10.
The Ditchling Devil is a 200km round trip from London to the Brighton via Ditchling Beacon and The Devils Dyke, organised by Paul Stewart. We start outside the Windmill Tearooms, Wimbledon Common between 7-8am and finish in Richmond Park at the Roehampton Gate Café with refreshment controls Ardingly (50km) and Upper Beeding (110km) and Chiddingfold (150km). This is a great route through rolling countryside with the odd bump over the Downs.
If you haven’t ridden an Audax event before – the Ditchling Devil is a sort of organized ‘day tour’. We provide a detailed routesheet and GPX track for those with GPS, and controls & refreshment points round the route. It’s definitely not a race though there is an overall time limit around of around 13.5 hours for an accredited finish for those that want (Paul has a home to go to!). Most get round in 10~12 hours overall but if you want to stop off at Brighton, wherever, that’s fine too. Having a great day out is the name of the game.
See http://tinyurl.com/85nxvpu for a review of last years event.
Online entry is £11 for AUK/CTC members, £13 for others, and includes detailed routesheet, GPX track and refreshments.
Entry details are at http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/12-888/ with no faff online entry using Paypal or debit/credit card possible.