Reviews

Each ride has a more concise collection on their page; grouped by ‘event’ if appropriate: the distance variations, perms, slightly hAAArder ones, etc.

The best audaxes are about people not points

27th November 2023

This was a fantastic ride for reasons I didn’t expect. The route and scenery (as well as the moonlit night sky and the early morning sunshine) exceeded expectations. The overnight temperature was freezing, so wrapping up was very important. The really impressive thing about the event was the people: the volunteers and organisers were encouraging, positive and friendly. I arrived way too late to collect my Brevet card, and for various reasons to do with overpacing and GPS device failure, didn’t make the time cut off. But I still got around, and, as Will pointed out as he was locking the gate at the finish just as I arrived, completing these distances is an achievement in itself. And there’s always next year!

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Stephen

The ups and downs extreme audaxing

20th July 2023

I had an amazing time suffering with type 2 fun, traveling the whole length of this ride.

Not for the faint-hearted, this ride is very hard in every way possible.

It’s a masterpiece in audax form.

Will has done a brilliant job creating the most challenging and spectacular ride, that takes in some of the hardest roads within the 3 countries that we traveled through.

If you like a challenge and 600km is not enough, take a look and consider it as your next big challenge.

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Damian

Lovely interesting route

12th July 2023

Lots of varied countryside with great views, particularly at the top of zig zag hill! Some nice cycle route sections appreciated to avoid the traffic! Controls were very helpful semi food and filling water bottles etc. Nice to have the entry into Bath by the two tunnels and the cycle path cool down. Overall an excellent ride! Will puts a lot of effort in to organising these and then has to spend a day waiting for everyone to get back. Much appreciated.

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Andy

Elite level audaxing

30th June 2023

The UK’s toughest audax? Absolutely! One of the best experiences I’ve had on a bicycle? Definitely! Would I recommend it? 100%, but make sure you haven’t bitten off more than you can chew.

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Paul

Amazing route and great organisation

30th June 2023

This was my first ever 600k ride. The route was stunningly beautiful and the organisation was amazing. Highly recommended and definitely an event I will be doing again.

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Malcolm

So good I entered for a second time despite DNF’ing the first attempt half way round

26th June 2023

Relentless hills: beautiful views up every single one and left craving more bergs when on the relatively rainbow flat sections

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Rory

Beautiful ride through Wales

8th June 2023

One of my favourite events now even more scenic. Head swiftly into central Wales on steady gradients, picking up the Wye Valley. Then the magic happens, the Machynlleth mountain road, Barmouth, Climbing over Pen-y-Pass from Beddgelert. After Kings YHA, the coast road and a pleasant ride to Newtown. More climbing before returning to the Wye Valley at Monmouth, passing Tintern Abbey before the finish.

A difficult ride that is well worth the effort.

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James

BCM600 – The Iconic Annual Audax Event with Awesome People and Breath-taking Scenery

2nd June 2023

This esteemed ride has been on my bucket list since discovering audax. I have to say, so far, it is the best route I have ever done in the UK. Wales.is.fucking.awesome. In addition to the scenery, the people are just as awesome. In 600km only a single honk / shout of us being wankers from a welsh person (a white van). Everyone else was super patient and law-abiding. Always gave us 1.5m of room. Never overtook on a solid line. As we neared England ironically we had 3 motorcyclists (with English accents and union jack plates) honk at a patient welsh driver waiting to safely overtake a rider ahead of us. They then proceeded to box us in and slow down, not letting us pass, with one claiming “you could kill one of us by undertaking”. People are awesome. Well, forget that, the Welsh are awesome. It gives me hope that there is a place not too far away that I would feel very welcome if I ever decided to leave the hustle, bustle, and general self-obsessed in the southeast.

Will is an amazing Organiser and it is my understanding this was his first time taking over as Organiser of the BCM. It went down without a hitch … but for the one unfortunate uncontrollable hitch … which the volunteers were ALL OVER and I could not believe how well they sorted everything out to keep the event moving forward.

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Mark

Brilliant BCM 23

30th May 2023

Superbly run and organised event. Loved the route and the helpers were just brilliant at every checkpoint, with hearty food on offer. Even the weather was well organised. A brilliant way to see Wales end to end in all it’s guises, with some stunning vistas and a decent amount of climbing.

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Rupert

The best of Wales. Twice.

30th May 2023

A very fine weekend on two wheels. Helped out by some stunning weather, this was a truly excellent event – a great route, buttery smooth organisation and relentlessly cheery volunteers who couldn’t do enough. Thank you Will and team.

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Tom