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 Ed on January 5, 2019 at 3:04pm

Thankfully for those riders I'd say.The section between Gunning and Gundaroo was horrible two years ago - the road was sticky in sections due to the heat. A problem the roads to Mount Hotham have been having recently. 

Comment by Andrew Taafe on January 5, 2019 at 7:08pm

Cheers Bill. Just to about to hit the road now :)

Comment by Bhanu Loku on January 16, 2019 at 2:14pm

So Forbes is coming in a fortnight and it looks hot, hot, hot. Ofcourse, no reliable forecasts as yet. I remember the audax heat rules has something about not running rides if the temp goes above 38. 

What if anything are others up to?

Comment by Bill Parker on January 16, 2019 at 6:43pm

I blame Trump, and Abbott, and Morrison, anything more than a few kms from the coast is going to be hot, November to March, night rides will have to become more common but that doesn't do much for the 400s & 600s. Early start helps the speedstars finish a 200 by early afternoon but slowies like me are still plodding into the late afternoon, that is if I could do a 200, just have to play it by ear I guess, hope the temperature is acceptable on the day. Parkes & Forbes and everything west has had a run of high 30s, low to mid 40s recently

Comment by Andrew Taafe on January 16, 2019 at 6:44pm

No unsupported rides greater than 200kms if forecast temperature is to exceed 38 Extreme Conditions Policy (heat)

40+ on a 200 almost did me in last year (lesson learned)

Comment by Bill Parker on January 16, 2019 at 6:55pm

Wow, I hadn't actually looked at Forbes for a while , 45 today, 46 tomorrow, 45 Friday......good luck with the 26th

Comment by Garry Armsworth on January 16, 2019 at 8:07pm

Sign up for the Geelong Flyer 1000 (March 30) and you'll stick pretty much to the coast :)

Comment by Robflyte on January 17, 2019 at 9:21am

I started at 2AM on the 27th of December for a permanent. Finished at 12:30 and still cooked.

Comment by Bhanu Loku on January 17, 2019 at 10:16am

Yes Bill, it doesnt look good. The forbes long weekend one is not officially supported but for those brave few who sign up, my wife Dilini was going to provide emergency support/pickup on the route, but despite that its not sensible to run a ride like that and risk rider safety. I will have to check up on it further during the weekend and monitor the weather reports.

Thanks Andrew!

Garry, Geelong flyer would be great, but unfortunately Peter D arranges headwinds for the entire route with his direct line to God :(

We are reduced to doing night rides now Rob!

Comment by Bill Parker on January 17, 2019 at 4:03pm

That 1000 would have been handy if done last year, I was looking at an Audax related uk web site with a discussion of PBP registration, they were saying that 2000 of the approx 6500 available places have already been filled and registration is currently only open for people who did a 1000 or 1200 largest ride last year

World seems to be full of very serious Audaxers , of course those foreign ones have it easy without our heat problems ! ;-)


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