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Outstanding Members 2015 (Year of the AGM at which award is issued)

Australian Capital Territory

Russell Noble

 

Queensland

Sandy Vigar

 

Western Australia

Tony Gillespie

Wayne Hickman

Alison McLernon

 

Outstanding Members 2014 

Victoria
Gareth Evans

Helen Lew Ton

Trevor Gosbel

 

Outstanding Members 2013

Australian Capital Territory
Bob McHugh

Queensland
Dino Morgante

South Australia
Allan Dickson
Matthew Rawnsley

 

Victoria
George and Carol Judkins
Kevin Ware

Western Australia
Ken Dupuy
Rod Marston

 


Outstanding Members 2012

New South Wales
Howard Dove and Rebecca Morton

Queensland
Lindsay Green
 
Victoria
Keith Lowe
Chris Rogers
Dave Harrington
Martin and Libby Haynes
Maxine Riggs

 


Outstanding Members 2011

Australian Capital Territory
Greg Cunningham
Peter Heal

New South Wales
Garry Armsworth
Henry Boardman
Malcolm Rogers
Lisa Turner
Chris Walsh
 

Queensland
Eileen Brandis
Howard Brandis


Victoria
Peter Donnan
Ron McInnes
Peter Moore
Merryn Rowlands
Stephen Rowlands
 
Western Australia
Bjorn Blass
Don Briggs
Colin Farmer
Brian Hawes

A 200km ride, a 300km ride, a 400km ride and a 600km ride within a single season: no longer-for-shorter substitutions.

Awarded by the Audax Club Parisien.

2013-14

Katherine Bryant
Jim Chant
Sarah Chaplin
Mick Creati
Peter Donnan
Howard Dove
Ian Garrity
Brian Hornby
Tim Laugher
Rebecca Morton
Tim Taylor
Andrew Tinkler

2012-13

Jim Chant (x 2)

Sarah Chaplin

Peter Donnan

Howard Dove

Phillip Jang

Tim Laugher

Hamish Moffat

Rebecca Morton

Adam Joel Nicholson

Martin Pearson

Hugh Robertson

Richard Scheer

Tim Taylor

Melissa Turnbull

Kevin Ware 


2011-12
Jim Chant (× 2)
Howard Dove
Tony Gillespie
Timothy J Hancock
Tim Laugher
Perry Raison
Matthew Rawnsley
Richard Scheer
Tim Taylor
Kevin Ware
David Wilkinson

2010-11
Garry Armsworth
Stephen Atkins
Geoffrey Austin
Jeffrey Barrett
Michael Bentley
Paul Bertolino
Andrew Blake
Tom Boogert
John Boyle
Johan Brinch
Katherine Bryant
Geoffrey Burge
Mick Creati (× 2)
Paul Cribb
Nick Dale
Henry De Man
Scott Dickson
Peter Dixon
Peter Donnan
Howard Dove
Stuart Dowell
Michael Dunn
David Eales
David Ellis
Gareth Evans
David Fairweather
Ian Garrity
Ronald Gauld
Ian George
Tony Gillespie
Robert Godkin
Hari Goonatillake
Justin Green
Rus Hamilton
David Hart
Peter Heal
Andrew Heard
David Heard
Wayne Hickman
Gavin Hinds
Craig Hoey
Brian Hornby
Michael James
Phillip Jang
Andrew Johnson
George Judkins
Douglas Kennedy
David King
Greg Lansom
Tim Laugher
Stephen Lee
Pat Lehane
Simon Maddison
Greg Martin
Peter McCallum
Mark McCrossan
Martin McDaniel
Hamish Moffatt
Peter Moore
Rebecca Morton
Tom Nankivell
Russell Noble
Pepe Ochoa
Jonathan Page
Stephen Page
Warren Page
Leigh Paterson
Martin Pearson
Kevin Piercy
Stanley Pietsch
Claudio Pompili
Oliver Portway
Yves Quaglio
Perry Raison
Matthew Rawnsley
Daniel Rock
Chris Rogers
George Row
Richard Scheer
Peter Searle
Haydon Shorten
Garry Skeers
Kerri-Ann Smith
Tim Taylor (× 2)
Casey Tydens
Garry Wall
Shih-Change Wang
Simon Watt
Robert Webster
David Wilkinson
Caroline Williams
Adrian Yrisich


2009-10
Paula Allen
Peter Barlow
Katherine Bryant (× 2)
Peter Donnan
Howard Dove (× 2)
Stuart Dowell
David Ellis
Gareth Evans
Ian Garrity
David Hart
Phillip Jang
George Judkins
Tim Laugher
Martin McDaniel
Rebecca Morton
Richard Niven
Leigh Paterson (× 2)
Martin Pearson
Claudio Pompili
Matthew Rawnsley
Kerri-Ann Smith
Tim Taylor
Lisa Turner
Garry Wall
Simon Watt

Percy Armstrong (award discontinued at end of 2010-11 riding season)
Successfully complete rides of 50, 100, 150 and 200 km within one season.


Who was Percy Armstrong?
Percy Armstrong after cycling 3200km with a mate on solid tyred cycles in about six weeks on back roads and stock routes in 1893, was offered a new bike with pneumatic tyres by a Sydney bicycle agent. After an eventful journey he broke the previous Sydney to Melbourne record of five days 16 hours by arriving in Melbourne in four days three and three-quarter hours after riding 930 km averaging 222km a day. He was Australia's first transcontinental cyclist and his record remained unbroken for five years.

2010-11
Charlene Barach
Rowan Burns
Philip Clayton
Simon Faber
Richard Ferris
Michelle Hendrie (× 2)
George Judkins
Peter Kilevics
Simon Naunton
Martin Pearson
Gavin Reed
 

2009-10
Alan William Baker
Charlene Barach
Shane Black
Katharine Bryant
Rowan Burns
Geoffrey Christmas
Gregory Davey
Howard Dove
Malcolm Faul
Ian Garrity
Glen Hepburn
Sue May
Rebecca Morton
Simon Naunton
Martin Pearson
Matthew Rawnsley
Ashley Russell

This award recognises the cumulative total of Audax or randonneuring kilometres ridden in a single season. Award distances are as follows:

  • 1,000 km
  • 2,500 km
  • 5,000 km
  • 7,500 km
  • 10,000 km

Only the nominal distance of a completed ride counts towards the cumulative distance.

As these awards recognise total riding achievement, all brevet types (with the exception of Brevet Raid) are accepted.

Up to 20% of the kilometres claimed may have been ridden overseas as part of events homologated or recognised by RM, ACP or UAF affiliated clubs.

One award per season only (eg. 8,500 km total earns the 7,500 km award only). Riders may only apply for the highest award for which they are eligible.

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Recipients are listed for each distance:
1,000 km
2,500 km
5,000 km
7,500 km
10,000 km

Joseph Pearson 2000
100km and 200km rides for a minimum total of 2000km within four seasons

Who was Joseph Pearson?
Born in 1849 in Sydney, in the late 1860s he began competing in pedestrian events and learned to ride a 'boneshaker' (possibly the colony's first cyclist) before marrying in 1870. The year 1882 was significant Pearson: getting a high wheeler ('penny farthing'), taking up cycle racing and admiring Britain and Europe's maps and direction signs during a trip. After becoming as a draper in the 1880s (opening a men's clothing store in 1889), his interest eventually shifted to cycle touring and he began tallying odometer mileages and noting NSW road conditions and accommodation.


Riding over 5500km in Britain and Europe in 1893, he was inspired to persuade fellow cyclists (and eventually motorists) "...to get into our wide spaces." In 1896, Pearson lobbied for improved signage and published the first NSW roadmaps (Cyclist's Touring Guide of New South Wales), also helping found the NSW Cyclist's Touring Union. He continued compiling the colony's roadmaps and guides and advised the Government when the Tourist Bureau was formed in 1905. One of the first cyclists to climb Mt Kosciusko and an executive member of many cycling clubs, he'd probably ridden more than a quarter of a million kilometres before quitting cycling at 73. Pearson published Reminiscences Including Cycling Experiences in 1925 and 1933 and died in 1939 in Sydney.

More details about Joseph Pearson can be found in the Online Edition of the Australian Dictionary of Biography (or in Jim Fitzpatrick's entry in the printed version Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 11, 1988 p. 187).

Research by Dave Minter

2009-10 Season Recipients
Alan William Baker
Barry Hahnel
George Judkins
Rodney Kruz
Rebecca Morton
Martin Pearson
Malcolm Rogers
Stephen Rowlands (× 2)
Kerri-Ann Smith
Simon Watt
Caroline Williams

 

                                 Arthur Richardson 3000 Award Recipients   
2009-2010 2008-2009 2007-2008  2006-2007

 

Arthur Richardson 3000 (award discontinued at end of 2010-11 riding season)
300km, 400km and 600km rides to a minimum total distance of 3000km within four seasons

Who was Arthur Richardson?
Born in 1872 in Recife, Brazil, his family moved to Port Augusta in South Australia when he was very young. Richardson worked in agriculture and mining in Western Australia before riding from Coolgardie to Adelaide in 1896, following the Telegraph Line. He was the first to pedal across the Nullarbor, describing the heat as "1000 degrees in the shade" and judging the 24 miles of sand hills west of Madura Station as "the worst in Australasia". In February 1900, he was the first to circumnavigate Australia; the 11,500 mile ride clockwise from Perth in June 1899 was recorded in his book, Story of a Remarkable Ride. He had beaten Alex White and Donald Mackay to the record by a month. Alex White and brother Frank had started counter-clockwise in July 1899, Mackay joining them in Brisbane after mining commitments had prevented him riding with them from their Melbourne start.

Not much is known about Richardson's riding after he left Australia. After three years in the South Australian militia, he went to the Boer War as a bicycle scout or dispatch rider but left the service a few months later with a broken arm. He worked in West Africa and South America before being badly injured in World War I, spending two years in hospital. Richardson became seriously disturbed by his injuries and shot his second wife and killed himself in Scarborough, England in 1939.

More details about Arthur Richardson can be found in the Online Edition of the Australian Dictionary of Biography (or in Jim Fitzpatrick's entry in the printed version of the Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 11, 1988 p. 379). You can find a photo of Richardson after his Nullarbor ride on the State Library of Western Australia website.

Research by Dave Minter

See also text interview of 1900 ride by Arthur Richardson from The West Australian newspaper in National Library Archives

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