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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.

Notice

The notice sent to member by e-mail is provided in this pdf or word document.

Election

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;

  • The currency of the data - the printed copy of the calendar quickly became out of date and riders always need to check the online version of the calendar for the most up to date information anyway.
  • How the printed calendar was being used both by members and by the club as a promotional tool in providing it to bicycle shops.
  • Feedback from members who used the PDF in the 2013-14 season and found it more useful than a printed copy.
  • Reducing our overall paper consumption.
  • Printing costs - there's an obvious reduction in printing costs however we will still have publishing/layout fees to produce the PDF. This was actually not a major consideration but it should be noted that whilst membership fees have remained reasonably static ($10 increase since 2008, if you pay 3 years up front it's been only a $5 annual increase since 2008) our costs, such as affiliation fees with Cycling Australia which provides our insurance, have increased.

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;

  • A smaller pamphlet designed to promote Audax Australia to cyclists who may not be aware of the club.
  • Posters which can be easily customised by regions to promote local rides and events. These will be designed for shop-front window placement.

 

 

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.

Michael James (L) rode the vollies ride then supported riders such as Hitoshi Yoshida (R).

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.

So many volunteers made this possible. They had much more fun than the riders.

Wilson Toh from Singapore

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 HickmanAlison 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.

Michael Gass takes a moment to capture Andy (?) riding strongly.

Adam White (A.C.T.) with the full set of stamps. Done and dusted.

Adam White (A.C.T.) with the full set of stamps. Done and dusted.

 Craig & Andy with the Stirling Ranges as a backdrop.

 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 by Stuart Edwards

Perth Albany Perth 2014 Morning Start by Jan Acuff

Perth Albany Perth 2014 Morning Start by Jan Acuff

Upcoming Rides

Sun 21 December
NSW Cnr Clarinda and Church Sts Parkes 50km 
QLD Jindalee 160km 
VIC Warrnambool 400km InformationRoute Map
Fri 26 December
NSW Glebe 50km InformationRoute MapRegistration
Sat 27 December
NSW Dapto 100km Route Map
NSW Eleebana 100km Route MapRegistration
NSW Dapto 200km Route Map
NSW Eleebana 200km Route MapRegistration
NSW Dapto 250km Route Map
NSW Dapto 250km Route Map
SA Glenelg 151km Route Map
SA Glenelg 200km Route Map
VIC Wangaratta/Myrtleford 100km Route Map
VIC Wangaratta/Myrtleford 200km Route Map
Sun 28 December
NSW Cnr Clarinda and Church Sts Parkes 50km 
VIC Wangaratta 100km Route Map
VIC Wangaratta 200km Route Map

New Award Secretary

Mark Lloyd is the club's new Award Secretary. Forms should now be sent to Mark, not Enid. We will endeavour to get the forms updated. Mark can be contacted via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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