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Welcome to Audax WA
Western Australia is a randonneurs delight, offering a diverse range of cycling experiences. There are many kilometres of quality cycle paths to explore. Those who venture further can find forests, vineyards, farmlands and magnificent coastal regions.



Reminder Next AGM 24 Feb 2018 !!!.


Reminder Have you responded to Waynes email - The 2017 End of Year gathering will be in KINGS PARK at 12 Midday Sunday November 19th near the Zamia Cafe on May Drive, Synergy Parkland. The club will supply bbq Meat & soft drinks, funny story’s and other stuff. Please supply your own alcohol. Please confirm with Carol Dooley or Alison Mclernon, how many will be in your party for catering requirements and also if you can bring a share salad or desert..


Reminder Please report any Safety concerns you have to any of the committee listed at the bottom of this page..


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Upcoming Rides

Search for an event in our region on the particular date you wish to ride. Contact the ride organizer noted in the Event Calendar for that ride, who will tell you the exact starting time and place, the entry fee,and the level of support being provided (and hence what you will need to bring). It is preferable to notify the Ride Organizer by the Tuesday before the event. You can always enter on the day, although it may incur a late fee. The best time to call may be after-hours.

For convenience the on-line ride calendar is included below with only the Audax WA events shown



W.A. Permanent Links:

Register for a Perm
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Audax WA Cycling Jersey

The WA Audax cycling jersey may be ordered in mens and womens sizes.
Please contact Ken Dupuy using contact details at the bottom of this page.

WA Jersey   WA Jersey (members only $50 for your first purchase)
Audax Vest   Audax Vest (Compliant for Audax Night Rides) $5



WA Committee: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
WA President Wayne Hickman
WA Secretary Alison McLernon

WA Treasurer Ken Dupuy
WA Membership Secretary Adrian Giacci
WA Ride Coordinator Carol Dooley
WA Calendar Co-ordinator Kym Murray
WA Permanents Co-ordinator Kym Murray
WA Website Administrator Glenn Mitton
WA Committee Member Geoff Merks
WA Committee Member Grant Crowe


Postal Address
PO Box 983 South Perth WA 6951



W.A. Links:

Bike West
Bicycle Transportation Alliance
Bureau of Meteorolgy (WA)
Elders Weather (WA Country etc)
DFES (Road closures, Fire Risks etc)
BNA National Cycling Forum



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Regional Contacts

2017/18

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Treasurer / Brevet Secretary: Bob McHugh

Calendar Coordinator: Anthony Nocka

The Australian Capital Territory and surrounding countryside are cycling nirvana.

Cycling is very popular in all its forms from road racing to touring to off-road mountain biking. Long distance bicycle rides are an established part of the local scene.

There are many good rides available within the relatively small area of the "Territory". Our ride generally cross the border into New South Wales, opening up a vast network of roads for cycling through very pleasant countryside. Most of the ACT Region's Audax group live in Canberra and nearby New South Wales. Many of the ACT Region Members are experienced and committed long distance cyclists and are only too happy to assist new riders and offer advice and support.

Audax ACT Region rides include single day rides or multi day journeys, exploring areas such as the Riverina, the Central West and the Southern Highlands.

Challenging rides in the NSW alpine areas include the Snowies Epic 300 which is usually calendared every two years and the extremely challenging Permanent, the Showies 600km ride (see blow) with 10,000 metres of climbing and 50 hours to complete.

Safety is a priority with organisers. Rides use quiet back roads and when this is not possible, main roads with wide safe shoulders.

Rides generally start in Canberra or within a short ride/drive of the city. Please contact the ride organiser at least 3 days before the ride to confirm your participation and to obtain details such as teh start location and time. Feel free to contact the Rider Organiser beforehand to discuss any aspects such as difficulty, terrain, road types and lighting requirements.

Super Randonnée Snowies 600

A Super Randonée is a class of permanent ride approved through the Audax Club Parisien.  It has at least 10,000m of climbing and 600km distance. It can be entered in the Touriste class or the time-limited Randonneur class. Successfully completing the time limited version is a requirement for the new Audax Club Parisien Randonneur 10000 Award.

The ACT’s Russell Noble is the organiser of one of the first to be run in Australia - the Snowies 600.

 An SR has a maximum time limit of 60 hours (not the usual 40), The ride is completely unsupported, and unlike a normal permanent, there are no individual checkpoint times.

The route is: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6757790 . The ride is a 605km loop out of Cooma and has just over 10,000m of climbing. (Climbing is verified by openrunner website, ridwithgps will give different figures). Cooma-Dalgety-Jindabyne-Charlotte Pass-Thredbo-Khancoban-Corryong-Walwa-Tumbarumba-Cabramurra-Adaminaby-Cooma.

Contact to organise to ride the Snowies 600 is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Links

ACT Region Facebook Page

ACT Permanents

Raid Bogong

Raid  Waratah  

ACT weather

 

For residents of southeast Queensland, there are rides starting in various suburbs of Brisbane and others that start in Ipswich,Toowoomba, Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast and hinterlands. Riders further north have not been neglected, as Peter Robertson has organised a number of events in Central Queensland.

Most rides include hilly sections. Longer rides start on Saturdays but some of the shorter rides are scheduled for Sundays. 

If you want to see what it is all about, enter a shorter (50/100 km) ride that is "supported" and enjoy the day on your bike. 

Permanent rides are available in Queensland

 

Audax Queensland is on Facebook for discussions and ride information:

Face Book Group: General discussion forum all things Audax

Face Book Page: Face Book page for general information

Archive 

 

 Up Coming Rides

 

 

 

Queensland Contacts:

President: Brian Hornby

Communicatons: Mark Riley

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Treasurer: Kym Raffelt

Brevet Secretary: Nick Burnett

Communicatons: Mark Riley

Calendar Coordinator: Peter Jenkins

 

Web Content: Brian Hornby

General Committee Members:

Pat Lehane

Vaughan Kippers

Lindsay Green

Anthony Richardson

Rosie Godwin

Gayle Sticher

John McMullen

Peter Watson

Justin Bennett

Peter Gallagher

 

 

 

 

 

Ride Organiser Resources

 

 

 

Tasmania is the smallest region within Audax Australia but is growing fast. The club offers a range of rides from October to April each year with plans to increase both the number and the range of distances available over the next couple of years.

 
New riders are always welcome. Our primary means of communication with members and interested riders is through our Facebook page and via the occasional email.

The club's feature ride is the 120km/210km Ash Dash which runs from Hobart in early December each year. Permanent rides are available throughout the year.

 


Regional contacts:

President: Chris Edie

Secretary: Andrew Heard

Brevet Secretary: Andrew Heard

Treasurer: Gavin Hinds

Calendar Coordinator: Tim Jones


Links

Tasmania weather
Audax Tasmania Facebook page

Page updated: 16 May 2016.

 

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South Australia offers excellent Audax cycling. Within half an hour from the centre of Adelaide you can be cycling in the country on scenic, well paved roads with few cars. To the North is the beautiful Barossa. East gives the Adelaide Hills and Murray Plains, while South is the undulating McLaren Vale Wine Country & Fleurieu Peninsula.

 

South Australia Audax welcomes all to join our rides both Audax members and non-members. Coming along on a ride is the best way to see if our style of riding is right for you. To join us, please contact the ride organizer for any ride you wish to do. Please contact the ride organizer at least 3 days before the ride. The ride organizer will ensure you are well cared for and integrated into the group. A full list of rides is on this website’s Online Ride Calendar. For more general queries please contact one of our club representatives (listed below).

 

We are a group of keen recreational cyclists. Our rides range from 60 km or so training rides up to 1200 km epics. We have a small, dedicated, local member base with a wide range of riding abilities. In addition to the Calendar rides, members can participate in a range of permanent rides and longer raid rides (typically between capital cities).

 

Cycling can be a fabulous journey of learning and discovery as we find new rides and new challenges. Our group welcomes you to join us on that journey. Audax in South Australia holds regular club nights where participants can extend their cycling knowledge, share riding experiences or simply just socialise.

 

Audax SA Entry: You should call the ride organizer at least 48 hours before a scheduled ride; they will tell you the exact starting time and place, the entry fee, and the level of support being provided (and hence what you will need tobring). All ride organizers are listed in the on-line calendar


Permanent rides are available in South Australia for all Audax Australia members.

 

Notes for current and recent ride(s) in South Australia

Wed 28th Dec 2016 - TDA Reconnaissance Ride

 

There is a Audax SA Facebook page for members to post commentary about our rides and other related Audax activity.

 

Here are some older ride reports:

Mount Lofty Challenge: Ride Report 18 May 2013

Trim the Cat Adelaide Melbourne: Ride Adelaide to Melbourne – 1080 km over eight days – 2 to 9 March 2013

UAF 200 Normanville (14 April 2012)

 

Some Audax SA riders can be followed here on SPOT GPS trackers

 

 

 

Regional contacts:
President: David Fairweather

 

SA Committee:

Secretary: Graham Stucley

Treasurer: Matthew Walden

Brevet Secretary: Matt Rawnsley

Calendar Co-ordinator: Mat Murray

Permanents Co-ordinator: Andrew Kennedy

Marketing and Promotions Coordinator: James Litt

Ride Organisors Coordinator: Angus Netting

Committee member: Glen Thompson

 

 

Ride Organiser downloads

Ride Payments    SARideFinancialsReport

Several Audax SA members now carry a SPOT2 GPS Tracker on all Audax rides.  The tracker reports rider position every 10 minutes.  Some points are missed if there is insufficient satellite reception at that time.  The track points are retained by the SPOT2 website for a maximum of seven days. 

 

The unit is about the size of a computer mouse, and can be fitted anywhere on a bike where there is space, provided it is effectively pointing skywards.  I have used it successfully attached to the drops on the handlebar, to the cross bar, the pannier bag and also on my helmet.  Its current home is on the down tube which seems to work fine and does not interfere with the garmin unit on my bars above.

 

Click on a name to view, you can ride but you can't hide!

Richard Scheer

Ben Del Fabbro

David Fairweather

Angus Netting

Simon Macklin

 

Upcoming Rides

Sun 25 February
VIC Baw Baw Village 100km Route MapRegistration
Thu 1 March
NSW Orchard Tavern, Chatswood 0km 
Fri 2 March
VIC Brighton 100km Route MapRegistration
VIC Brighton 157km Route MapRegistration
VIC Brighton 200km Route MapRegistration
Sat 3 March
ACT Dickson 200km Route MapRegistration
ACT Dickson 400km Route MapRegistration
ACT Dickson 600km Registration
NSW Parkes NSW 100km Route MapRegistration
NSW 1 Palm Court, Woodbine 112km InformationRoute MapRegistration
NSW Parkes NSW 150km Route MapRegistration
NSW Parkes NSW 200km Route MapRegistration
NSW 1 Palm Court, Woodbine 202km InformationRoute MapRegistration
NSW Parkes NSW 300km Route MapRegistration
NSW Parkes NSW 400km Route MapRegistration
NSW Parkes NSW 600km Route MapRegistration
QLD Lowood 200km Route MapRegistration
SA Kingston Park 100km Route MapRegistration
SA Kingston Park 150km Route MapRegistration
SA Kingston Park 200km Route MapRegistration
SA Kingston Park 300km Route MapRegistration
TAS Cenotaph/ Intercity Cycleway, Hobart 150km Route MapRegistration
TAS Cenotaph/ Intercity Cycleway, Hobart 200km Route MapRegistration
VIC Murrumbeena 56km InformationRoute MapRegistration
VIC Bendigo 300km Route MapRegistration
WA Singleton 200km Route MapRegistration
WA Singleton 400km Route MapRegistration
WA Singleton 600km Route MapRegistration
Sun 4 March
NSW Parkes, NSW 50km Route MapRegistration
NSW Parkes, NSW 100km Route MapRegistration
NSW Parkes, NSW 150km Route MapRegistration
NSW Parkes, NSW 200km Route MapRegistration
NSW Parkes, NSW 300km Route MapRegistration
TAS Bronte Lagoon 150km Route MapRegistration
TAS Bronte Lagoon 200km Route MapRegistration
VIC Eltham Lower Park 100km Route MapRegistration
VIC Eltham Lower Park 200km Route MapRegistration