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Posted on 13.06.18

A muckin' great Audax perfect for Cream o' the Croft road cyclists

Long distance road cyclists have been catered for at this year's Cream o’ the Croft Mountain Bike Festival (Friday 15 to Sunday 16 June 2018), supported by EventScotland – part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate.  They can look forward to the new ‘Breadalbane 160’, a 160km Audax. Riders of the Breadalbane 160 will head out from the event village at Comrie Croft, Braincroft, Perthshire, at 09.00 on Saturday 16 June 2018 to take on this 100-mile non-competitive, time-limited long distance ride out.

 An audax is non-competitive cycle ride, with distances as long as 1400km.  Cyclists have a maximum speed and a minimum speed they must adhere to while riding the route.The idea is to complete the miles whilst enjoying the cycling and sense of achievement at the end.  Cyclists are self-sufficient, carrying their own repair kit and food. There are no feed stations along the route, as with more competitive cycling events, although organisers must ensure that routes pass places where riders are able to buy food and drink. If this is not possible then refreshments must be provided. 

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