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Newbie Question

Discussion in 'Sportives' started by DaveyDave, 19 May 2008.

  1. DaveyDave

    DaveyDave Active Member

    Ok guys, I know this is a silly question, but...

    what is the difference between an audax and a sportive?.
     
  2. redfox

    redfox New Member

    Location:
    Bourne End, UK
    About £50!
     
  3. redfox

    redfox New Member

    Location:
    Bourne End, UK
    Okay, rather than use this to kick off the perennial beards & sandals v carbon & shaved legs slagging match, you might want to check out this thread which is reasonably balanced.
     
  4. Zoom

    Zoom Über Member

    interestingly I rode an Audax yesterday which for the first time ever followed the same route at the same time as a Sportive (the Hampshire Hilly 100); I was overtaken (nothing new) by many riders; who were doing both events, and it was hard to spot the difference. Just cyclists out for a nice ride :blush:
     
  5. redfox

    redfox New Member

    Location:
    Bourne End, UK
    How did they find time to do both? :blush:
     
  6. ASC1951

    ASC1951 Guru

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    The Audax riders all had mudguards and lights and the Sportives never raised their eyes off their computers?
     
  7. TallPhil

    TallPhil New Member

    Location:
    South Oxfordshire
    The only sportive I have ever done (Wicklow 200 a few years back) seemed to me very similar to an audax, but with a lot more people at the start. Once I was a little way away from the start it seemed just the same. Got a few comments about my mudguards, though. And the sandals.
     
  8. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Socks?
     
  9. TallPhil

    TallPhil New Member

    Location:
    South Oxfordshire
    Certainly not!
     
  10. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I thought not...;)
     
  11. yello

    yello Guru

    That's just plain weird... was it planned that way?