Otley CC Audaxes -12 July 2020

The Otley CC Audaxes return for 2020!
 We have two to choose from: the 200K is a picturesque ride of two halves in God’s own country, starting in the hilly Dales before heading to the flatlands of the Vale of York; the 100k is a lovely introduction to audaxing, with a picturesque route including some of the roads used in the 2019 Women’s World Championship Road Race.
Yorkshire Mixture Plus 200K – After tea and toast at the clubhouse, head upwards, climbing from Askwith to Blubberhouses and Greenhow with great views within a couple of kilometres of the start. Dive back into Wharfedale to Grassington and Kettlewell before heading up the Tour climb of the Cote de Cray (aka Kidstones). Redmire Bank follows as you climb from Castle Bolton to Fremington for the first control. After the hilly back road to Richmond it’s flat(ish) all the way home through the Vale of York via Northallerton and Wetherby, with a couple of final kickers to get you out of the saddle. Tasty food provided at the finish.
Full route and entry details are here – http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/20-827/
Way of the Worlds 100k – A hilly start, climbing straight out of Otley to Blubberhouses and Pateley Bridge, with fantastic views in the first couple of miles. At Pateley Bridge pick up up the Worlds’ route along the valley to Lofthouse and take on the ‘Cote de Lofthouse’, aka Trapping Hill, where Annemiek Van Vleuten made her race-winning break. Head to Ripon through quiet lanes before the return to Otley, finishing with the descent of Norwood Edge. Tea & toast at the sign-on and food at the finish.
Full route and entry details are here – http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/20-828/
For newcomers to audax, wondering what’s involved, a couple of useful links for you:
Firstly, an Audax UK guide to riding your first event  – http://www.aukweb.net/events/riding/
And secondly, the Casquette guide to what the heck is an audax – https://www.casquette.co.uk/know-how/how-do-audax-please
Or, if you have any questions just let me know and I’ll try my best to answer them.
We have a small organising team consisting of Vanessa Bridge, Paul Knights and Martin Tallontire, with assistance from previous organiser Chris Boulton. If anyone would like to join us, especially to help on the day please just let one of us know.