Newsletter: October 31, 2017

training wheels

You have a new scribe – the reins of this newsletter have passed from  Mark to myself. Many thanks to Mark for his work the past two years, I’m conscious of very big shoes to fill… lets see how it works out.

Strava Artist level = pro

I have no idea why this is a thing, or how some people can visualise and execute, but there it is.


Christmas Soiree


The Christmas Party will be barefoot bowls from 5 pm at Chermside Bowls Club 468 Rode Road, Chermside. Entry will be for members and their partners at a cost of $10 each. Barefoot Bowls and meal will be provided. Drinks at own expense.
RSVP to Brian Hornby ( by Thursday 7th December 2017 with money to be transferred into AudaxQLD bank account.
No late entries will be accepted as the numbers have to be finalised with the club.

Audax Australia Cycling Club announces the sale of the Audax Alpine Classic to SME360

The Audax Alpine Classic has been Audax Australia’s marquee event and one of Australia’s premier cycling events for over three decades. It has become the ultimate family friendly sportive ride in Australia.

In recent years a number of key personnel, who have contributed so much to shape this event, have decided to retire or reduce their commitment to running the Alpine Classic. Despite our best efforts the club has been unable to recruit members to fill these key positions. It was therefore decided to consider options for the future of the event.

Over the past three years the Victorian Region Committee of Audax Australia has worked very hard to secure the future of the event, investigating various management options, both in-house and external, including passing the event to the community and sale options. Disbanding the event was only ever fleetingly considered. Ultimately, after extensive consultation, to ensure the Alpine Classic’s continuation the difficult decision was made to sell the event.

It is therefore with mixed emotions that we announce the sale of the Audax Alpine Classic to SME360. We are sad to let the Audax Alpine Classic go but at the same time we are excited to pass the torch over to SME360 and their management team who are committed to continuing the culture and the long term future of the event.

Read more here:

How to make your Strava feed appear in date order again.

Strava’s recent update has been causing hissy fits on a global scale. Again. Don’t be like those guys, go here to sort out the Stravapocalypse.

Applying for awards


For the 2016-17 season ending 31-Oct-2017 single season & annual awards applications are through a new online tool. This will dramatically reduce administration work, and should make it faster and easier to apply for awards.

Please follow this link – you will need to login to the portal using the email address and password used for the membership site. If you’ve forgotten that password you can reset your password.

The tool will allow you to select the brevets recorded against your name.


Due to the number of requests and time taken to process, applications must be submitted by e-mail, no postal applications. Email to:  Applications must be typed in the electronic forms provided (Please do not print the forms and hand-write your details).

The Awards Policy documents the individual criteria for each awards.


For Audax Australia multi-season Ultra Randonneur or Australian Randonneur Awards you must apply by 20 November.

The closure date for applications for Audax Australia single season awards or the Woodrup 5000 Award is 15 December.

Ride Reports

None to report, but only because I’ve not seen them. Let me have your ride reports, pictures from the road and amusing anecdotes so I can share them here in future.

Upcoming Rides

Moonlit Mt. Jukes – Saturday Nov 4th 2017

A 100km loop around Mt Jukes. If you are doing the 200km then it’s the same loop in the reverse direction. All under the light of a full moon.

Start: Mackay 6:00AM
Costs: $6 members / $16 non members
On-line rego: here
Distances/Maps: 100km BA, 200km BRM
Supported/Lighting Rules: No/Yes for 200k
Contact: Peter McCallum (07 3102 3524/

Midnight Century – Saturday Nov 4th 2017

A new course and new support this year. Start at midnight and ride through the Lockyer and Brisbane Valleys to finish on Sunday morning after competing three separate loops at the same place you started in Fernvale.

Start: Fernvale 11:59 PM
Costs: $40/$50(160k); $25/$35(100k) members/non members
On-line rego: here
Distances/maps: 100km, 160km
Supported/Lighting Rules: Yes/Yes
Contact: Simon Faber (0448 887 839/

River Loop November – Tuesday Nov 7th 2017

A social ride followed by a coffee somewhere interesting on Montague Rd.

Start: Toowong 5:30 AM
Costs: $6 members / $16 non members
On-line rego: here
Distances/maps: 50km100km
Supported/Lighting Rules: No/No
Contact: Brian Hornby (0418 711 417 /

Mulgowie Meander UAF – Sunday Nov 12th 2017

From Rosewood over the Grandchester Range past Mulgowie and Thornton, then return. BUAF rules.

Start: Rosewood 7AM
Costs: $10 members / $20 non members
On-line rego: here
Distances/maps: 100km BUAF
Supported/Lighting Rules: No/No
Contact: Vaughan Kippers (07 3376 6761/

B-P-B – Saturday Nov 18th 2017

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

Start: 10 Sunwell St. Brighton 7AM
Costs: $30 members / $40 non members
On-line rego: here
Distances/maps: 200km BRM
Supported/Lighting Rules: Yes/Yes
Contact: Peter Jenkins (0407 149 375/


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