Newsletter 21/10/15



Last weekend’s splendid High & Low UAF ride had eight starters and eight finishers. From left to right: ChrisE, JustinB, BarryF, MarkR, Emery, BrianH, VaughanK, ChrisR (and photographer AntR came along for the morning). Some names will be familiar to you, others not, as there were two riders doing their first Audax. Bravo Barry & Justin!

RO ChrisR enlisted his family to various supporting tasks, and below was the beautiful sight that greeted us at the first checkpoint: a full cooked breakfast. Bravo Glynnis! It is interesting to consider the different stacking properties of sausages and bacon, but no-one was debating their nutritional properties.


The full ride report here.

In other news: the Newsletters are going through a transformation. Starting from this one, they are written & sent through the Audax web site. This presents a problem with keeping an accessible record of our past newsletters. For this reason Audax Queensland now has its own website: Newsletters will be saved there; and more importantly, the ride reports will also be saved there. I have already put up some past ride reports from the last couple of years, and this will be slowly added to. The link to this website ( will be given at the bottom of every newsletter.
Thanks again Rodney for the massive work you have put in over the last 2 years. I don’t intend to follow this example and my first decision is to change it from a weekly newsletter to a monthly fortnightly newsletter. This will allow more content in each newsletter, and I will be gladly receiving the ride reports that you will be sending me. People want to read about themselves. Therefore we need your ride reports.  And if you’re not writing, you should at least be riding.

More news: Tour de Tasmanie 2016 registration has been extended and will now close at the end of October, only 9 places of the 40 rider limit remain:

More news: Peter Jenkins would like a volunteer to man the final checkpoint (Burpengary) on the BPB ride (14th November, see contact details below). A spread field towards the end would make it impossible to cover the lunchtime (Peachester) checkpoint and finish (Brighton) at the same time.

The main news of the week fortnight is always the next rides, and the next two are real gems: “South of the Border” and “Mulgowie Meander”, a BUAF 100.

SouthoftheBorder BUAF

Check the route for “South of the Border” here. This is the first time it has been run and goes through some iconic country. In the”Mulgowie Meander” you get this cool yellow (!) brevet card, as well as a simultaneous happy finish.

And if you’re not riding, you should be writing. All contributions of Audax related content accepted. ROs who wish to add extra detail to their upcoming rides please feel free to send me a few lines.

Upcoming Rides

South of the Border – Saturday 24 October 2015

Enjoy a brief sojourn riding around the border district amongst rain-forest & mountains whilst at the same time enjoying beautiful Spring weather. Final ride in the Polka Series.

Start: Boonah
Start Time: 6am
Costs: $6 members / $16 non members
Distances: 100 km BA & 200 km BRM
100k Route: As for route below, but retrace from 1st checkpoint.
200k Route:
Supported: No
Lighting Rules Apply: Yes to the 200 km BRM only
Contact: Rodney Clarke (0411 699 661 /

Mulgowie Meander UAF – Sunday 1 November 2015

From Rosewood over the Grandchester Range past Mulgowie and Thornton then return. Group ride speed 22.5 kph

Start: Rosewood
Start Time: 7am
Costs: $10 members / $20 non members
Distances: 100 km BUAF
Supported: No
Lighting Rules Apply: No
Contact: Vaughan Kippers (3376 6761 /

Middle Park Medley 1 – Saturday 7 November 2015

Flattish course away from the traffic of Brisbane with distances of 100, 200, 300, 400 & 600km taking in the scenic rim & the Brisbane & Lockyer Valleys.

Start: Middle Park
Start Time: 6am
Costs: $6 members / $16 non members
Distances: 100 BA 200, 300, 400 & 600 BRMs
Supported: No
Lighting Rules Apply: Yes to 200 km and above
Contact: Chris Richardson (0433 210 996 /

B-P-B – Saturday 14 November 2015

A moderately challenging 200 from Brighton to Peachester via Mt Mee the easy way returning by a flatter route. An abbreviated April Animation.

Start: Brighton
Start Time: 7am
Costs: $26 members / $36 non members
Distances: 200 BRM
Supported: Yes
Lighting Rules Apply: Yes
Contact: Peter Jenkins (0407 149 375 /

Freedom Ride 300 – Saturday 21 November 2015

A scenic ride around the mountains North West of Brisbane. Ferny Hills, Ipswich, Lowood, Esk, Kilcoy, Caboolture returning to Ferny Hills

Start: Ferny Hills
Start Time: 6am
Costs: $6 members / $16 non members
Distances: 300 BRM
Supported: No
Lighting Rules Apply: Yes
Contact: Brian Hornby (0418 711 417 /

Mark Riley (
Audax Queensland Communication Officer

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2 Responses to Newsletter 21/10/15

  1. Brian Hornby says:

    Looks great Mark.

  2. Rodney says:

    That’s a great format Mark, congrat’s on the 1st edition. Will send to you some ride reports I ahve on file

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