Dwell with the Marcher Lords in the border bad lands of England and Wales. Offa may be dead but this part of the country remains remote and sometimes wild. Good for the autumn too!

I am sure you will be asking, is this another Beacon RCC Kidderminster Killer type event. No it is not. Whilst hilly in parts, there are plenty of good easy bits in between but suffice to say you will feel pleasantly tired and rewarded at the end of the day. Across the Dyke was conceived years ago by the late Alan Mason. The event was resurrected in 2018 and received good reviews for the route but not for the wet weather. We cannot guarantee dry weather for 2021 but hopefully the weather will be better! Covid depending, the GHQ will be laying on food yet again as we return to providing proper Audax calendar events again.

At a Glance
  • 02 Oct 2021 8:00am
  • Tickets On Sale
  • Beyond the DykeBeyond the DykeStourbridge, Worcestershire, UK
  • Up to 211 km (131 miles)
  • From 6.50 GBP
  • 120 Riders

Extra Information

Distance: 211km

Ascent: 2445m

Proof of Passage locations where cafes, etc, can be found

  • Craven Arms
  • Presteigne
  • Plus two information control locations at Ditton Priors and Dolau 

Support for riders

On audaxes riders have to be self reliant but there are plenty of locations on route where food can be purchased. Food and drink will be available for participants at the start and finish.

Proofs of Passage

Riders will need to provide proof of passage on route. This can be done by collecting receipts for a brevat card, supply of a GPS track, location selfies or app for android phones. 

Audaxes are not races but you will need to return to the HQ at anytime between 3pm and 10pm. Fast riders should be able to complete this route in approximately 8.5 hours. 


The route is undulating with some hilly sections but flat bits in between.  The countryside is constantly changing and provides variety. 


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