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

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Comment by Rob Berry on November 23, 2012 at 10:51am

Forgot to add this to my ride report from last weekend - was talking to Howard and Bec about Sydney to Melbourne, November 2013. At the moment it looks like there will be two routes - one that is hilly, one that is flat. There will most likely be a qualification requirement of a super series this season, maybe for just the hilly version, but possibly for both options.

Comment by Michael S. (Boxhead) on November 23, 2012 at 12:43pm

Thanks Rob.

So "super series" means a 200, 300, 400 & 600 during this season?

Comment by Robflyte on November 23, 2012 at 12:44pm

no idea what will ultimately get me up to speed doing a 1200 considering I have not done one.  I'd be doing something similiar anyway as a part of the ramp up to a 1200 distance.

Comment by Rob Berry on November 23, 2012 at 1:08pm

Yes, 200, 300, 400 and 600 - like Rob, I would probably be testign myself over those distances over the season any way just to get my body in shape. I'll actually do my first 400km of riding in a day next week by the looks of it, though not an official one - I'll do Ricky'd 200km ride from Rozelle to Katoomba and back, have a nap for a few hours and then join up with the overnight ride to Newcastle that starts at Observatory Hill.

Comment by Robflyte on December 7, 2012 at 3:33pm

filling my calendar with rides for this Audax year, selecting 200s, 300s, 400s, 600s that will fit in with training for a possible 1200 later in the year.  In front of my wife!  Eyes widened when I wrote down 600km, law laid down, no rides over 300km allowed.

Some interesting business trips involving a bike coming up I guess.

Comment by Rob Berry on December 7, 2012 at 3:48pm

:( I guess I am pretty lucky, Fiona is pretty understanding with the amount of riding I do. Helps if your other half is a cyclist!

Comment by Robflyte on December 7, 2012 at 3:57pm

she'll come around, as I gradually do longer rides and come home not looking exhausted, not sure how not to look exhausted though.

Comment by Rob Berry on December 7, 2012 at 4:04pm


Comment by Robflyte on December 13, 2012 at 9:41am

soft launch of Sydney to Melbourne Alpine last night.  November 17-20, 6am start.  Expecting an entry cut off of about 80.  Qualification required for the alpine route, the possible route skirting the west side of the alpine region may not require a qualification.

I think the 80 cutoff is determined by accomodation and volunteer numbers.  A shame it is not allowed to become a gigantic event.  Apparently some Americans that did the previous one said it was the best ride they had ever done.

From what I heard the numbers failing in 2009 were due to southerlies, heat and then extreme cold over the alpine regions.  I think it was 30 that DNFd out of 65.

Comment by Rob Berry on December 13, 2012 at 9:48am

80 is still a fair group. The alpine route is the way to go, no doubt :)


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