Ashford Wheelers CC hosts the Crown, an annual Audax event. The route runs from Ashford to St Margaret’s Bay, just along the coast from Dover.
Paul Britton, committee chair, who organises the event with help from his family, says: “It’s a 100km grimpeur ride, with about 1,700m of climbing. It’s a fairly low-key event. We normally get about 35 people taking part.”
Next year the event, a qualifying ride for the esteemed Brevet des Grimpeurs du Sud, will be held on August 26 (the bank holiday) and is open to all. Full details and entry will appear on the club website next year.