Due to the difficulty of finding accommodation that suits our needs on the proposed routes at that time of year (ie Easter holidays) and the proximity of other major events, in particular the New Zealand GT series and the Big Black Crow 1200, the ACT GT Series has been cancelled this year.
The ACT will still run a 600km event on the Easter weekend, starting and finishing in Canberra. This event will include a night-time start, to simulate the first half of PBP. Details will be provided shortly.
The National Committee of the Audax Australia Cycling Club Inc. hereby give notice that the Annual General Meeting of the club will be held at 4pm on Saturday 24th of January, 2015 at the Bright Senior Citizens Centre cnr Cobden and Ireland Streets, Bright, Victoria.
The election for the National Committee will be held at the Annual General Meeting. Nominations for positions on the National Committee must be made on the official nomination form (pdf or word document). Nominations must be received no later than Thursday 25th of December, 2014. Nominees are asked to prepare a statement of up to 200 words for circulation in the event that an election is necessary. Please refer to the Audax website for Position Descriptions and more information about the AGM.
The Audax season ended on the 31st of October. If you purchased a single-year or half-year membership for the 2013-14 year your membership is now past-due, avoid paying non-member/casual ride fees by ensuring your membership is up to date. If you have purchased a 3-year membership you do not need to renew your membership, it happens automatically.
The 2015 calendar is finalised and now all online.
For the 2015 season we will not be producing a printed calendar booklet, instead we will be making two versions of the calendar available for download.
The traditional calendar booklet will be produced entirely as a PDF file for download. PDF can be displayed on computers, tablets and handheld devices, is searchable and still preserves the look, feel and formatting of the traditional document. The whole document can be printed, or selectively just sections or pages of interest.
Additionally the data will be provided in a spreadsheet compatible format. This allows for viewing in applications such as Excel or OpenOffice, but is easier for filtering and searching (ie. when is the next 600 prior to the end of qualifying period of PBP).
In making this decision the National Committee sought feedback from the Audax regions, and considered a number of factors;
We recognised the calendar booklet was dropped off to bicycle shops and provided a valuable role in promotional activities. To replace this the National Committee will provide to regions;
If you're not on Facebook you may have missed a lot of the photos from PAP. Here's a small selection to wet your appetite for riding in the West.
Riding towards the Stirling Ranges, WA.
Michael James (L) rode the vollies ride then supported riders such as Hitoshi Yoshida (R).
So many volunteers made this possible. They had much more fun than the riders.
Wilson Toh thankful to have completed the Perth-Albany-Perth Audax 1229km ride just slightly under the 90 hours time limit!
What had started out as a cycling adventure had turned out to be such a humbling and life-changing experience. I will always hold these memories cycling through beautiful Western Australia dear to my heart.
Big thanks to Wayne Hickman, Alison McLernon, all your wonderful vollies and riders. I am immensely grateful for the opportunity and privilege of cycling with such an amazing group of cyclists and vollies fromPerthAlbanyPerth1200 who exhibit the best qualities of being randonneurs: endurance, selflessness and humility.
Michael Gass takes a moment to capture Andy (?) riding strongly.
Adam White (A.C.T.) with the full set of stamps. Done and dusted.
Craig & Andy with the Stirling Ranges as a backdrop.
Rider Stuart Edwards has posted a video of his Perth Albany Perth 2014 experience. Click the image to start the great video from Vimeo.
Perth Albany Perth 2014 by Stuart Edwards
Perth Albany Perth 2014 Morning Start by Jan Acuff