Is my cam belt really due a change?

Is it age or mileage that determines when the belt needs replacing? Audi have just written to say that I need it done now at a cost of ONLY £429.00. This car has done 35K miles from new.
The number of cold starts, because that is when a timing belt undergoes the greatest stress. So a 4,000 mile car that has undergone 2,000 cold starts will be in greater need of a new timing belt than a 40,000 mile car that has undergone 500 cold starts.
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