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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Festum Prophatae 600 - DNF - Ride Report

Started by Andrew Taafe. Last reply by Andrew Taafe Jun 17. 6 Replies

We are clearly not worthy disciples.I was nervous about this ride, I felt I would be near my limits with the amount of climbing and the length of gravel.Eleven riders lined. Eight doing the 200, one…Continue

Wangaratta Wahine 1200 - Ride Report

Started by Andrew Taafe. Last reply by Andrew Taafe May 27. 22 Replies

Okay so a bit more of a write up for the WahineThere were 29 starters, 3x 1200, 4x 1000, 3x 200 and the rest doing 600Really started in December when Francis and I did the Three Parks permanent. He…Continue

200 BRM

Started by Suraj Padinjarute. Last reply by Bill Parker May 7. 10 Replies

Hey there!Anyone planning for the May11th RiverRide  or the May21st The Wiseman's Loop de Loop 200Km BRM? I am up for one of these.Regards,SurajContinue

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

Comment Wall

Comment by Ed on April 25, 2019 at 2:52pm

Well done Andrew.

I look forward to your report, particularly what you think went well and what you would change for your next 1000+ plus ride - food, equipment, stops, preparation leading up to it etc.

Comment by Andrew Taafe on May 8, 2019 at 10:00am

So anyone done the Festum Prophetae 600? Any tips/suggestions? Asking for a friend

Comment by Bill Parker on May 8, 2019 at 10:38am

No personal experience of the 600 but here is a write up from 2013 with some great photos by Rob and others 

Comment by Andrew Taafe on May 8, 2019 at 11:04am

Nice. Thanks Bill

Comment by Frank Chapman on May 21, 2019 at 6:55pm

I had planned to join Audax this year, but I see there are still no rides on the south coast NSW. I am 2 1/2 hours from Sydney by car so a bit far to travel. Does anyone know if anything is going to be organised down this way?

Comment by Bill Parker on May 21, 2019 at 9:49pm

Up till last 12 months there were a lot of rides out of Dapto but the organiser does not seem to be active now. Are you still at The Oaks, there are rides out of Parramatta and this coming weekend at Baulkham Hills (organised by Robert who you might have met), these are no further (and maybe a little more direct) than South Coast ones. Last year there was also some starting at Campbelltown and Sutherland. There are members around Wollongong but they now either come up to Sydney starts or go to Canberra rides. I find the country weekend ride series  (usually at least one per month over a 2 or 3 day weekend with rides from 50 to 600kms) are also good.

In the end all it takes is someone who will organise rides in an area. Have you checked the calendar Audax Australia - Calendar 

Comment by Andrew Taafe on May 21, 2019 at 10:45pm

I've proposed one to start from Shellharbour City Centre in August. A loop up Macquarie Pass - Mittagong - Berrima - Wingello - Fitzroy Falls return

And I might aim for one a quarter next season.

The travel to starts is a bugger and I need all the beauty sleep I can get :)

Comment by Frank Chapman on May 22, 2019 at 9:02am

No, I have retired to Culburra Beach. Down the coast near Nowra.

Comment by Bill Parker on May 22, 2019 at 11:09am

Frank, from Culburra then Canberra is likely closer and a more pleasant drive via Nerriga, Oallen, Tarago many of the ACT Audax rides start from areas to the east of Canberra (Collector, Sutton, Bungendore, Eaglehawk) so even closer, make a weekend of it.

Otherwise other country town weekends are organised by NSW or ACT organisers , looking at the calendar there is a lot more than one a month and the have a wide range of distances, have a bit of a social element too with dinners on the Friday and Saturday nights. Temora this weekend, Cowra on June long weekend...

I really like the country rides, mostly really nice roads, you would be most welcome

Comment by Bhanu Loku on June 11, 2019 at 12:51pm

Oh my God Andrew, you have signed up for the impossible ride!

Question - how much gravel riding is there in the night in this? Also the gravel climbs and descents, are they difficult ones for a climbing amature?


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