Newsletter: November 14, 2017

My newsletter training wheels are still firmly affixed as I compile this newsletter while traveling all over New Zealand. These first two newsletters have been a bit of a scramble as I gather information on the move, but in future I’m looking forward to bringing you news, ride reports and other information each fortnight in a more controlled manner.

If you have something you want to see in the newsletter, send an email here:

Christmas Soiree – 16 December 2017


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.

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

Audax Midnight Century – what a fun ride. Click here for Liz Nelson’s Midnight Century report.

Mark Burnett thinks the Hippy Highway is not a chilled, relaxed route. Click here to find out why.

Upcoming Events

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/

Just a reminder that there is only one 200 KM calendar ride in S.E. QLD during the month of November and this is it.

The B-P-B 200 km on November 18 is a supported event, taking in the rural countryside of the Samford Valley, Mt. Mee, Peachester and Upper Caboolture. There are two moderate climbs in the first half of the ride but the second half is downhill all the way, except for the uphill bits, which are not at all intimidating.

For riders chasing their Year-Round Randonneur for the new season this is a good opportunity to get your 200km ride in for the month. I hear we will have likely have an international field, you definitely don’t want to miss this ride.

Peter is also looking for the assistance of a volunteer to look after the afternoon tea checkpoint. If you can’t ride but still want to participate, contact Peter and let him know.

Inland Indulgence (2017) Saturday, December 2

Indulge yourself in a scenic inland ride through the rolling hills of Brookfield and Moggill to Ipswich. Return on flatter terrain through Wacol and the Centenary suburbs

Start: Kenmore 0600
Costs: $6.00 (mbrs)/$16.00 (Non)
On-line rego: Contact Rosie
Distances/maps: 100km
Supported/Lighting Rules: No/Yes
Contact: Contact: Rosie Godwin Tel: 0421546118 Email:

Pinnacle of Success! (2017) Saturday, December 2

On the back roads of Mackay starting in the evening when the temperature is a bit cooler. We’ll make a bit of a flying start to get to Marian before 9pm for dinner at the Marian Pub (preorder) then out to Eton, Pinnacle, Gargett, Mirani and back to town via Devereaux Creek and Doyles Rd.

Start: Mackay 1800
Costs: $6.00 (mbrs)/$16.00 (Non)
On-line rego: here
Distances/maps: BRM200km
Supported/Lighting Rules: Check/Yes
Contact: Peter McCallum  Ph: 0402966560  Email:

Rudolph’s Revenge 2017 Sunday, December 3

The Festive Season is upon us again, so grab your bike (along with your family and friends) and join us for a fun-filled day on the Tablelands.

Starting and finishing in Yungaburra, this scenic 70km ride is not to be missed.

Start: Yungaburra Markets area (unless advised otherwise) 8:00 am
Costs: $6.00 (mbrs)/$16.00 (Non)
On-line rego: here
Distances/maps: 70km
Supported/Lighting Rules: Check/Check
Contact: McCallum  Ph: 0402966560  Email:

PeachyMee (2017) Saturday, December 9

Scenic rides heading North from Ferny Hills. Various distances from 50-300km.

Start: Ferny Hills 6:00 am
Costs: $6.00 (mbrs)/$16.00 (Non)
On-line rego: here
Distances/maps: 50km, 100km BA, 150km BA, 200km BA, 300km BRM
Supported/Lighting Rules: Check/Check
Contact: Brian Hornby Ph: 0418711417 Email:


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2 Responses to Newsletter: November 14, 2017

  1. Linne Roberts says:

    Wondering what you mean by a ” fully supported” ride?
    What is roughly the average speed riders would do on a 100km ride?

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