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 Rob Berry on October 31, 2012 at 12:13pm

Yeah, not too many dining options on the top of the mountain ;)

After the climb was the way I was leaning. I guess the other stops will probably need to be somewhere along the coast just south of the RNP - maybe Austinmer on the way down, somewhere around Otford/Stanwell Park on the way home.

Both my rides next season will start at 7am (Going to the 'Gong on Saturday 14 September and K1/K2 on Sunday 6 October) - I'm no fan of getting up at 4am to get on a train to get to starting lines, I didn't want to make others do the same! I'll be doing a recon ride up through Katoomba to Lithgow at some point over the next month or so to iron out that route.

Comment by baa baa on October 31, 2012 at 12:15pm

In Figtree yes but that is out of the way. The uni of gong  has good veg but only during the week?

My call If you see a subway on the way just go the vege delite. The long thin shape is not too hard to lug

Comment by Si on October 31, 2012 at 12:22pm
Comment by Rob Berry on October 31, 2012 at 12:25pm

I do my best to avoid Subway, but on my last ride to Wollongong I did end up having my lunch at the one near Crown Street Mall as I was a little bit poor after spending $20 on a very good, very big breakfast at a cafe earlier in the morning (I would recommend Lee and Me on Crown Street, though service was a little slow and the hipsterness of all the staff might pain you if you are pained by such things).

After some googling around it looks like Austinmer and Stanwell Park will have the honour of hosting checkpoints, they both have at least a couple of cafes and a general store.

I am also tossing up where to make the final stop off in Newtown, probably the Courthouse, though I am tempted to make it Cow and Moon gelato on Enmore Rd.

Comment by Jason Brown on October 31, 2012 at 12:30pm

The Newtown finish would be awesome at The Union on King Street - insanely good selection of craft beer - however bike parking may be an issue.

Comment by Rob Berry on October 31, 2012 at 12:35pm

We should really have a proper gastro-rando where every checkpoint is a high quality feed, which you can then work off by riding extra hard to make up for the fact you are spending so long at checkpoints :)

Comment by baa baa on October 31, 2012 at 12:59pm

Well I didn't say it was good, but food and fuel are both four letter words and even the very good and the very bad of both end up as yet another four letter word.

High qual food is difficult also when you tour. Sometimes that bad looking but very good tasting pastry shop is the easy one to pass. Eat at all is a good credo

Comment by Si on October 31, 2012 at 2:15pm

@Jason Brown

...and riding home afterwards LOL.

Comment by Si on October 31, 2012 at 2:17pm

I've found Subway to be ok on long rides. Easy to find on google maps beforehand, definitely vegetarian with some greenery and probably higher hygiene standards than a random local place so cutting down the chances of needing a roadside.

Comment by Jason Brown on October 31, 2012 at 2:24pm

@si Since we're in the public eye, I will say

"obviously a responsible rider would push their bike to Newtown or St Peters station and get the train home and definitely not attempt to ride home, bouncing off every wall on the way and possibly stopping for a quick hurl somewhere in the back lanes of Marrickville"

I know nothing. You can't prove any of it.


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