Welcome to the SWRC Audax page.

The information on this page is about Long Distance Cycling, sometimes called Randonneuring, but in this country is known as Audaxing.

Audax events are cycling rides held over standard distances 100km, 200km, 300km etc and for each distance there is a maximum time in which to complete the distance. Generally this is based on an overall speed of 15kph (9.4mph) which includes all the stops during the ride. Each rider carries a brevet card during the event which their overall finish time is recorded but no result times are publish, only which riders have completed the ride within the time. For a 200km (125mile) event the maximum time is 13.5 hours. The list of events shown on this page has some SWRC members riding in them.

The SWRC clubruns are not too dissimilar to a 100km audax, and with a little extra planning, preparation and determination most club riders could complete a 200km audax.

During the winter months (Oct-Mar) there are only a handful of local events to ride so SWRC member Jeff Ellingham will lead what are called DIY events over similar distances. A DIY audax ride can take place any day of the week (weather dependent) starting in Esher, opposite Giro café, or Witley Rail station near Milford. Notification of these are via the SWRC Audax WhatsApp group which Chris Ball administers. 

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 As with events there will be a GPX file issued beforehand and at least two café stops during the ride. These start earlier and finish later than a clubrun so good lights and a hi-viz jackets are essential during the winter.

During the summer months Jeff also plans to carry on with the DIY events, although there are many more events to ride on the Audax Calendar.

Jeff Ellingham sends out a weekly group notification and you can join this by contacting him at his  e-mail address.

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Only a few SWRC members have ever completed the Paris-Brest-Paris PBP 1200km Audax. They are:

Brian Morrison  1975.    Ken Dolman  1987.   Mike Wood  1999.    Paul Alderson  2003  2007  2011  2015.    Matthew Scholes  2011  2015.    Alan Parkinson  2011  2015.    Nick Allen  2015.

Will your name be added in 2019

Some Useful Links below:

A 200km audax during 2018

A 200km audax during 2018

A 300km audax during 2018

A 200km audax during 2018

Jeff and Chris organise summer DIY audax rides

 

A 200km audax during 2018

Cycling through Henley on Thames on the Gently Gently audax 2018

Dorset Coast audax April 2016
Dorset Coast audax during April 2016
 
Dorset Coast audax April 2016
Wessex 2 day, 600km audax during May 2016
Dorset Coast audax April 2016
The 4 day 1200km, Highlands audax during July 2016

 

 

All Audax Rides

22 Jun
Fenland Friends [Flatlands Reversed] 600km
22/06/2019 6:00 am - 23/06/2019 10:00 pm

Churchend,, Dunmow

22 Jun
Willesden's Last Gasp 600km
22/06/2019 7:00 am - 23/06/2019 11:00 pm

Kings Cross-St Pancras, London

20 Jul
The Border Raid 600km
20/07/2019 6:00 am - 21/07/2019 10:00 pm

Kirkley Cafe, Ponteland

18 Aug
Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) 1200km
18/08/2019 4:00 pm - 22/08/2019 12:00 pm

The next Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) wil take place between 18th and 22nd August 2019. This 1200km randoneé can trace its roots back to 1891, almost as old as the bicycle itself. It takes place every four years and has the largest number of riders of any audax event.

http://www.aukweb.net/aboutauk/history/pbphistory/

18 Aug
Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) 1200km
18/08/2019 4:00 pm - 22/08/2019 12:00 pm

The next Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) wil take place between 18th and 22nd August 2019. This 1200km randoneé can trace its roots back to 1891, almost as old as the bicycle itself. It takes place every four years and has the largest number of riders of any audax event.

http://www.aukweb.net/aboutauk/history/pbphistory/

18 Aug
Paris-Brest-Paris PBP 1200km
18/08/2019 4:00 pm - 22/08/2019 12:00 pm