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.
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).
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 Morning Start by Jan Acuff