Audax Riders

Audax rides are non-competitive long distance tours by bicycle, called "randonnees". The challenge of Audax is not in racing, but in riding at your own pace. Rides are open to all reasonably fit riders - non-Audax members are most welcome to join.

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Online Permanents

Started by Robflyte. Last reply by Andrew Taafe Aug 8, 2017. 18 Replies

A quick message to let you know the NSW online permanent system is operational.Not all rides are available as yet, this will take a little time.Go to …Continue

Bilpin Ride is on again (again), Saturday March 25, 2017

Started by Robflyte Feb 1, 2017. 0 Replies

join us for the 5th edition of the Bilpin Ride, always difficult, always fun, always satisfying.Both 116km and 200km courses are approximately 50% gravel, both feature the long climb back up to…Continue

Wheelbarrow Ridge 150. Sunday February 19, 2017

Started by Robflyte Feb 1, 2017. 0 Replies

on again for 2017, this is an easy mixed road surface ride. 150km on a Sunday, what is not to like?Not sure if you or your bike can handle gravel? This ride has only about 30km of unsealed roads so…Continue

Tags: gravel, mixedsurface, audax

Mystery Brevet, 18 September 2016. CANCELLED.

Started by Robflyte. Last reply by Bill Parker Sep 13, 2016. 7 Replies

Ride Name: Mystery Brevet Ride Type: [BA] Distance Options: (145 km) Start Location: GALSTON Date: 18/09/2016 Start time: 7AM Ride Organiser : MeYes, a mystery brevet. How does it work? You will be…Continue

Comment Wall

Comment by Robflyte on May 22, 2012 at 4:24pm

Even so Saturday's ride was, well, just last Saturday the bug for another Audax ride is itching.

Comment by Robflyte on August 28, 2012 at 9:53am
Comment by Robflyte on September 11, 2012 at 2:56pm

so is Bumble Hill as bad to ride up as it is to descend?

Comment by Si on September 11, 2012 at 3:02pm

No worse than Dog Trap.

Comment by Robflyte on September 11, 2012 at 3:16pm

oh good, up until that point (100km) there is not much hard stuff on Saturday.

Comment by Rob Berry on September 11, 2012 at 4:00pm

I was thinking about doing the Bumble Hill Hike, but I think I will instead head south to Wollongong on a scouting mission.

Comment by Rob Berry on September 13, 2012 at 6:43pm

If anyone wants to join me, this is my planned route on Saturday:

Just under 210km.

Comment by Rob Berry on September 17, 2012 at 9:46pm

Anyone fancy a ride from Penrith to Lithgow (and back) this Saturday? Someone spotted a problem with my double Katoomba ascent plan - BRM won't count it as a ride because it would be two loops of the same course, which is against the rules. If there is going to be a 200km option there are a few options for adding 100km in the flatlands to the north or the south of Penrith, but why do that when you could just keep on going over Mount Victoria?

Comment by Robflyte on September 17, 2012 at 10:00pm
How did last weeks ride go Rob? My legs won't take me to Lithgow so soon.
Comment by Rob Berry on September 18, 2012 at 11:58am

It was a really nice ride down to Wollongong, I posted some pictures here.

The coastal roads are really nice, and from Thirroul to Wollongong there is a shared path that goes down the beaches - tossing up if I use that or the roads, though, because the paths were very popular with families and some riders might get frustrated by that - that being said, taking it easy in that stretch wouldn't be a bad idea considering what comes next.

Mt Keira is a fairly tough climb, 6% average for 7km, but there are really three tough bits with two more or less flat sections, so the climbing parts are closer to 10%, with sections, particularly just before the top, that are steeper than that. Here is the map, at the bottom you can swap the view of the elevation chart to show the gradients for each segment.


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