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2015-16 Awards Closure Dates

This year the closure date for applications for Audax Australia single season awards or the Woodrup 5000 Award will be Wednesday 15th of December, 2016. For Audax Australia multi-season Ultra Randonneur or Australian Randonneur Awards you must apply by 20th November, 2016.

The reasons for the change of date are that the producers of the awards are closed over the Christmas period, and our Award Secretary is taking a holiday in late December. This is early notice, and we will remind you again closer to the end of the season.

Introducing the Petit Year Round Randonneur  

In the 2016/17 season we will be introducing a new award to encourage participation in club rides throughout the year.  The Petit Year Round Randonneur requires a minimum of 1200 km over the season with each month's ride being at least 50 km. The Petit Year Round Randonneur and the Year Round Randonneur are mutually exclusive.
The awards policy will be updated as below:
Year Round Randonneur 
One ride of at least 200 km each calendar month from November to October. This award encourages consistent riding throughout the year. Nine of the 12 rides required must have been completed in Australia. Riders must apply for this award. This award can be claimed once only per riding season and may not be claimed in the same season as a Petit Year Round Randonneur.
Petit Year Round Randonneur 
One ride of at least 50 km each calendar month from November to October, for a ride season total of not less than 1,200 km. This award encourages consistent riding throughout the year. Nine of the 12 rides required must have been completed in Australia. Riders must apply for this award. This award can be claimed once only per riding season and may not be claimed in the same season as a Year Round Randonneur.
 

At the Annual General Meeting in January, 2016, some ride analysis from the 2014-15 season was presented. Analysis was performed by Garry Armsworth and Russell Noble - big thanks to Garry who's annual analysis of the data is very useful and provides a good insight into who's riding, where and when. 

You can download Garry's 2014-15 Ride Analsysis as a PDF.

President's Report Data

From the President's Report here is a subset of data. Note this data varies a little from Garry's but is close. The major point was looking at the Top 10 Rides by Number of Homologations, and the number of our Top 10 rides that are predominantly non-members. 

Brevets by Member Region

 

Member Region

 

Brevet Type

ACT

NSW

Other

QLD

SA

TAS

VIC

WA

N/A1

Total

BA

11

130

 

89

12

26

443

47

954

1712

BD

9

3

     

5

12

10

17

56

BP

6

109

 

15

7

4

366

23

 

530

BRM

84

464

4

131

109

35

701

118

1151

2797

Brevet UAF

     

6

       

2

8

Fleche

3

31

1

10

4

2

39

7

32

129

Super Randonnee

1

         

3

   

4

Total

114

737

5

251

132

72

1564

205

2156

5236

Brevets by Distance

 

Distances

 

Row Labels

35

50

70

100

150

200

300

360

400

600

1000

Total

BA

 

123

94

1051

379

65

         

1712

BD

11

 

14

31

             

56

BP

1

8

 

190

31

247

24

 

13

10

6

530

BRM

         

2059

375

 

174

142

47

2797

BUAF

         

8

         

8

Fleche

             

129

     

129

SR

                 

4

 

4

Total

12

131

108

1272

410

2379

399

129

187

156

53

5236

Top 10 Rides by Number of Homologations

 

Rider Region

   

Ride

ACT

NSW

Other

QLD

SA

TAS

VIC

WA

N/A1

Total

%2

Audax Alpine Classic

5

25

 

2

3

 

79

 

938

1052

20.1%

ACE 250

1

18

 

2

   

17

 

128

166

3.2%

Fitz's Epic

5

10

       

1

 

147

163

3.1%

Newcastle Overnight

 

8

           

129

137

2.6%

Fleche Opperman

3

31

1

10

4

2

39

7

32

129

2.5%

Ultimate 320

2

5

   

3

 

22

 

66

98

1.9%

Fitz's Extreme 250

 

6

       

3

 

47

56

1.1%

Wandong Winter Wander

           

46

 

4

50

1.0%

Gippsland Gold - Mixed Terrain Randonnee

           

13

 

36

49

0.9%

Jump the Gun

 

1

       

33

 

10

44

0.8%

1 N/A indicates rider is not an Audax Australia member. 2 % Represents the percentage of the total number of homologations this ride represents.  

 

Documents presented at the AGM held in Bright, Victoria on Saturday 23rd of January 2016.

2015 Financial Statement and Audit Report (Uploaded 17/1)

Treasurer's Report (Uploaded 19/1)

President's Report (coming)

Riding Awards

Outstanding Member Awards:

  • Roy Jenkins
  • Anthony Nocka
  • Richard Scheer
  • Dan Shannon

 

On the afternoon of Saturday 7 November 2015 Mr Jim Chant died when his bicycle and a motor vehicle collided near Milawa, Victoria.

Mr Chant was a long term member of the Audax Australia Cycling Club. He was an enthusiastic and experienced long-distance cyclist, participating in rides throughout Australia and abroad.

His sense of humour and accomplishments meant he was well known throughout the Audax cycling community internationally.

The Audax branch of cycling is comparatively small, and fatalities are deeply felt throughout its community. As a result, Audax members have agreed to his family’s request for volunteers to be pallbearers at his funeral on Thursday morning at Rosebud, Victoria. Many other members, some travelling from interstate, will also attend his funeral.

Audax Australia extends it sincere condolences to Mr Chant’s family and friends.

Mr Chant’s fatality is still the subject of a police investigation. Audax Australia is cooperating with those investigations.

As the investigation is ongoing, Audax Australia cannot comment further at this time. 

 

 

Applications for Australian Randonneur (lifetime total) and Ultra Randonneur are due by 31st of October, 2015. Other Australian award applications are due by 31st of December, 2015.

Please note the due dates and applications must be submitted electronically using the forms which can be downloaded from www.audax.org.au/awards

Australian awards are submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Randonneur 5000rando5000

For the Randonneur 5000 award (from ACP) if you’ve completed PBP, a 1000 km BRM ride and an Opperman All Day Trial (Fleche OADT), a Super Series, plus 950 kms of other BRM rides within a continuous four year period, you will be eligible for the ACP Randonneur 5000 Award.

To apply, fill in this form and return it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 30th October. Just specify your frame number for the 2015 PBP certification, and leave the Fleche certification blank if using the 2015 OADT.

 

Audax Australia will transition to a new membership system on Sunday 27th of September. For periods of time on Sunday membership renewals will be unavailable. The new membership system uses WildApricot, a commercially supported "off the shelf" web based membership system used by thousands of organisations.

The system allows Members to update their own records. It allows joining and renewals of Individual and Family Memberships with much less manual work for our Membership Secretary. It provides better contact to Members through integrated e-mail utilities and in the future will provide Members access to brevet/ride history and event registration.

For new Members joining after December, the membership price will be calculated on a daily pro-rata basis (number of days remaining in the Audax calendar year). New Members joining in October this year will receive up to 13 months membership for the price of 12 months, so now is the time to encourage friends to join.

Upcoming Rides

Sat 1 October
TAS Longford Park 50km Registration
VIC Eltham 100km Route MapRegistration
WA Bullsbrook 100km 
WA Bullsbrook 200km 
WA Bullsbrook 250km Route Map

Calendar Downloads

The 2016 calendar is finalised and available for download as a PDF Booklet or Spreadsheet Compatible file. 

The 2015 calendar is online as either PDF File or Spreadsheet Compatible file. This is in additional to the normal searchable online calendar.

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