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Audax Australia Cycling Club is a non-profit national cycling organisation specialising in rides from 50 to 1200 km.

Audax events are not races but are about extending your own boundaries and experiencing great personal achievements. Audax rides enable cyclists of any ability to set and achieve their riding goals. This spirit of achievement is what attracts so many riders to Audax. The time limits required to complete events are generous, so Audax events are within the abilities of a wide variety of cyclists, whether they are from a touring, racing, recreational or commuting background.

Audax events are held in most parts of Australia, and you will be made very welcome when participating in rides in your own or other Regions. Rides are open to all reasonably fit riders – and non-Audax members are most welcome to join our friendly and supportive participants.

The word Audax comes from the Latin for bold or courageous. In 1897 a group of Italian cyclists rode 200 km between sunrise and sunset, and became known as “les Audacieux”. The most famous Audax ride of the current era is the Paris-Brest-Paris, a 1200km event with a 90 hour time limit which attracts in excess of 5000 riders from all over the world to France every four years.

With a midnight start on Eater Saturday, a 400km first leg, some wonderful roads plus plenty of undulations, the ACT's Easter 600 (which replaces the GT600) offers a great chance for some PBP preparation – and plenty of time on Easter Friday and Monday for interstate riders to travel to and from Canberra for the event. Fully supported with bag drops provided. Bookings required by Monday 15 March to secure Easter accommodation. See the online calendar for more details.

Map: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/643637110

The National Committee has approved the re-opening of awards applications for the 2013-14 season for non-lifetime achievement awards. Award applications will be open from March 1st until March 31st. To aid the Award Secretary there are a number of conditions around applications:
  1. Applications must be submitted by e-mail, no postal applications. Email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. Applications must be typed in the electronic forms provided (Please do not print the forms and hand-write your details).
  3. Applications must be received by 31st of March. A return receipt will be provided - if you do not receive the return receipt then your application has not been received and will not be processed. You should follow up.
  4. Applications are for awards for the 2013-14 season only. Rides after the 31st of October, 2014 may not be used.
Our Award Secretary, Mark Lloyd, has graciously agreed to this additional work and these conditions are put in place to minimise the impact.
Why are Award Applications Being Re-Opened?
1. The announcement of the dates for awards application, whilst documented in the policy and communicated on the front address label of Checkpoint Magazine, was flawed in execution. Some members did not submit, waiting for further expected communication which did not eventuate. A small number of members also sent award applications that were not received.
2. In November 2013 the National Committee approved a number of changes to the Awards Policy, which had been implemented in 2012 after a lengthy and consultative awards redevelopment process. The 2013 changes were not communicated to the broad member base, nor was the policy document updated on the website. However the changes were implemented in practice with the confirmation of a number of awards. Thus some members have received awards based around the changes, whilst many other members would not have been aware of the changes.
Changes to Awards Policy
The changes to the award policy can be summarised as:
  1. Removal or reduction of the Australian ride content requirement across a number of awards, including the Woodrup 5000.
  2. Adding 125,000km, 175,000km and 200,000km awards to the Australian Randonneur lifetime achievement award.
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The riding awards for the 2013-14 season were presented at the Annual General Meeting on Sat 25th of January, 2015. The award recipients announced are listed by award and then in alphabetical order by surname. 

The 2015 calendar is finalised and online as either PDF File or Excel compatible.

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 has been 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).

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.

Riding towards the Stirling Ranges, WA.

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 by Stuart Edwards

Perth Albany Perth 2014 Morning Start by Jan Acuff

Perth Albany Perth 2014 Morning Start by Jan Acuff

Upcoming Rides

Fri 6 March
SA North Adelaide 200km Route Map
Sat 7 March
ACT Gungahlin, ACT 150km Route MapRegistration
NSW Dee Why 150km InformationRoute MapRegistration
NSW Eleebana 150km Route MapRegistration
NSW Dee Why 200km InformationRoute MapRegistration
NSW Eleebana 300km Route MapRegistration
NSW Dapto 400km Route Map
QLD Ferny Hills 300km Route Map
VIC Murrumbeena 50km Route Map
Sun 8 March
NSW Dee Why 100km InformationRegistration
TAS Cornelian Bay, Hobart 100km Route Map
VIC Dinner Plain or Bright 70km Route MapRegistration
VIC Cobram 100km Route Map
VIC Dinner Plain or Bright 135km Route MapRegistration
VIC Dinner Plain or Bright 200km Route MapRegistration
VIC Cobram 200km Route Map

2015 Calendar Booklet

The 2015 calendar is finalised and online as either PDF File or Excel compatible. This is in additiona to the normal searchable online calendar.

Audax Hotham Challenge 8 March Bookings Open

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