Emitremmus - Stevenage End of Summertime Special


107km cycling event starting from Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Controls at Saffron Walden and Weston., plus 3 information controls.

You can use E-Brevet proof of passage on this event.

Emitremmus - Stevenage End of Summertime Special is back. Why not round out your audax season, with a ride to mark the end of summertime as the clocks change?

Emmitremus - The Stevenage End of Summertime Special is back. Why not ride this event as your final ride of the audax season to round out your year?

Note the event is now x-rated after the pandemic with no WI (or Cycling UK) village hall support. There are plenty of cafe and shop options at the half way point at Saffron Walden, and a few shops along the route, but you should look to carry more snacks on your bike than previous editions.

The event will start from Hampson Park Coffee shop, Stevenage. The entry fee includes a hot drink at the start, and I'll also be taking hot food orders in advance, which you'll need to pay for on the day.

The event will have a finish at the Cricketers pub in Weston. Note that the finish is about 6km of gentle riding back to the start. I will be offering instant validation and a Hertfordshire Audaxes enamel pin badge at the finish, plus certificates to any child who finishes (must be with a guardian / parent during the ride).

The minimum speed has been set, such that full value riders will have a maximum of 8 hours 15 minutes to get round in time. If you use the full time allowance you'll be finishing just at sunset. Bring lights as there will still be the ride back to the start or the station.

There is easy access from Kings Cross, Cambridge or anywhere on the East Coast mainline via train. From the station to the start is about 15 mins of gentle uphill riding on traffic free segregated cycle ways. There is free parking at the start.

The route explores many of the quiet lanes and scenery of Hertfordshire and Essex, including a ford. Though I would not recommend riding through the ford (there's a bridge to walk across). The route is typical of the area with undulating and meandering lanes, no steep climbs, some sunken lanes, plenty to keep you engaged. From Saffron Walden you will follow the reverse of the Start of Summertime 200 route, before looping north around to Weston to finish at a pub with a large beer garden.

If I see enough interest; I will look at reviving the Stevenage Start of Summertime 100 in March 2024. That will essentially be the same route but goes in the opposite direction, with a different pub finish

Event Date and Location

100 km (107 km) in 8h14
08:15 to finish by 16:29
Starting from:
Stevenage, Hertfordshire

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NON-MEMBERS are welcome but need to register first. This is free - we ask you to do this so we can verify your contact details. You only need to register once and can then enter multiple events or in future convert to paid membership.

PARENTAL CONSENT is required for entrants under 18 years of age. This can be declared by the parent/guardian making an online entry on behalf of the under 18 rider. Otherwise, although an entry can be made online, the parent/guardian should complete and sign the parental consent form available here. More information about event entry terms related to under 18 year olds is here.

Event Information

13-25 km/h
Herts Audax
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Organiser Information

Phil Whitehurst

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Parking at start
Parking at start
Free or reasonably priced refreshments at start &/or finish
Free or reasonably priced refreshments at start &/or finish
Toilets at Start
Toilets at Start

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Emitremmus - Stevenage End of Summertime Special

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