Award Eligibility 2018

Who can apply for awards?

  1. Current Members of Audax Australia are eligible for all awards. In this context, a “Member” does not include a temporary Member.
  2. Non-Members are eligible for the following awards:
    • Nouveau Randonneur
    • Dirt Series
  3. Members of clubs affiliated with Randonneurs Mondiaux may apply for single season awards.
  4. For awards that are available to Members only, it is not necessary for the rider to have been a Member at the time each ride was undertaken as long as they became a Member before the end of the season.

Which rides can be counted?

Ride Types

  • All awards are for road rides, unless otherwise stated.
  • All Randonneurs Mondiaux (RM), Brevet Randonneur Mondiaux (BRM), Brevet Union des Audax Francais (Brevet UAF), Brevet Australia (BA) and Brevet Permanent (BP) events, subject to the relevant ride, distance or award requirements, can be counted towards road riding awards.
  • The Fleche Opperman All Day Trial (FOADT) , the Petit Oppy and Brevet Dirt (BD) events can each be counted towards:
    • Audax Australia Annual Award (annual riding achievement)
    • Australian Randonneur Award (lifetime riding achievement)
  • The Fleche Opperman All Day Trial can also be counted towards the Woodrup 5000.
  • Brevet Dirt rides can also be counted towards the Dirt Series award.

Eligibility of a particular ride for Audax Australia awards

Subject to any distance or ride type restrictions in the description of the award, a ride may be counted for an award in each of the following categories:

  • Single season, for rides of defined distances
  • Single season, for accumulated riding distances
  • Multi-Season, for rides of defined distances • Multi-Season, for accumulated riding distances Example:

A 400 km ride can be used in the following way:

  • once in a single season defined ride award, e.g. part of a Super Randonneur,
  • once in a single season cumulative distance award, e.g. part of an Audax Australia Annual 2,500,
  • once in a multi-season defined ride award, e.g. part of a Woodrup 5000, and
  • once in a multi-season cumulative distance award, e.g. part of an Australian Randonneur 25,000.

In addition to the preceding paragraph:

  • Rides over 200 km can be used in any or all of the categories above may also count towards a Year Round Randonneur award.
  • Rides used for Super Randonneur and Woodrup 5000 awards may also be used for the Ultra Randonneur Award.
  • The Australian Randonneur Awards are cumulative. Recipients of one level of the award must accumulate an additional 25,000 km of homologated rides to claim the next level.
  • There is no starting date for rides which count towards the Australian Randonneur Award and Ultra Randonneur Award. If evidence is not available from Audax Australia records, riders must provide appropriate evidence such as copies of homologated brevets.  The Awards Secretary retains discretion to accept or reject the evidence proffered.

Australian content

Exceptions are summarised in Clause 11 below and set out in the Award descriptions, rides must be completed in Australia. In this context, for rides completed before 1 November 2011, Australia includes New Zealand.

The following summarises the minimum Australian content:

  • Australian Super Randonneur Award: at least 3 of the 4 rides
  • Audax Australia Annual Award: at least 50% of the award distance claimed
  • Year Round Randonneur: at least 9 of the 12 rides
  • Petit Year Round Randonneur: at least 9 of the 12 rides
  • Ultra Randonneur: at least 25 of the 50 rides claimed
  • Australian Randonneur Award: at least 12,500 of any 25,000 km for each level of the award (See Award Descriptions for details.)

Ride Lengths

Unless indicated in the description of the award, a longer ride may not be substituted for a shorter one.

Only the nominal distance of a completed ride counts towards any single or multi-season cumulative distance award or the “other road rides” accumulation aspects of multi-season defined distance awards e.g. the Woodrup 5000.

By way of example, irrespective of the distance completed, a:

  • 200 km BRM which is 212 kms long has the value of 200 km
  • 150 km BA which is 156 km long has the value of 150
  • Fleche Opperman All Day Trial has the value of 360 km (the nominal distance)
  • Petit Oppy counts has the value of 180 km (the nominal distance)
  • There is no minimum distance ride for cumulative distance awards (single or multi-season). However, it must be a distance defined by Audax Australia – the shortest ride available is a 35 km Brevet Dirt ride.
  • An event attracting the application of Ride Rule 3(3) (which allows a Ride Organiser to homologate a calendar event significantly longer than a BRM nominal distance as either a BRM or as a BA depending on the time in which the participant completed the event) may be counted:
    • As the nominal distance for defined ride awards, and • As the actual distance for cumulative distance awards.

Example:

Audax Australia Alpine Classic Extreme (ACE 250) and Pedal Power’s Fitz’s Extreme 250 may be counted as BRM 200s for defined ride awards and as 250 kms for cumulative distance awards.

Which rides cannot be counted?

“Double dipping” –Audax Australia Riding Awards and overseas awards

To avoid “double dipping”, the same ride cannot be used to claim both Audax Australia Riding Awards and any seasonal or cumulative awards given by another club. For clarity:

  • An event ridden in Australia cannot be used to claim a seasonal or cumulative overseas or international award as well as an Audax Australia Riding Award.
  • An event ridden overseas and for which a seasonal or cumulative overseas or international award has been or will be claimed cannot be used to claim an Audax Australia Riding Award.
  • This does not include recognition for completing an individual ride, for example – a rider may receive a medallion for completing an international RM 1,200 event and still claim that ride as part of an Audax Australia Riding Award provided it is not also used to claim a seasonal or cumulative overseas or international award.

Further examples:

Audax Australia Super Randonneur Award and Audax Club Parisien Super Randonneur award have the same riding requirements. However, a Member must not use the same rides to claim both awards.

Except for the 1,200 km brevet, the Woodrup 5000 and the ACP Randonneur 5000 awards have the same riding requirements. However, a Member must not use the same series of shorter rides to claim both awards.

Brevet Raid events do not count toward any awards.