Audax are long distance rides which must be completed within a certain time limit.
Usual distances are 50km, 100km, 200km, 300km, 400km and 600km. These are not races and, generally, you need to maintain an average overall speed of 15-30kmph (9-18 mile per hour), including all stops.
To complete the route, you must prove you were at certain places between certain times, so for example, you might have to check in with a controller at a certain place and he will sign a card to say you were there. Alternatively, you might have to go into a shop and buy something to get a receipt with a time and place on it.
The club has several members who are active Randonneurs, and we currently boast six Super Randonneurs. These are riders who have completed a 200km, 300km, 400km and 600km ride in the same season). There is plenty of experience in the club so if anyone is interested in getting into long distance cycling, you only have to ask. I guarantee that we can answer nearly all your questions.
There should be CCW riders on all the events listed in the calendar at the bottom of this page. There are literally hundreds of audaxes organised by individuals and clubs throughout the year, all around the UK. Club members usually get together to synchronise their diaries for the following season so that they can ride and support each other.
The club aims for a strong club presence (over twelve riders) at the following local events:
• Tour of the Berwyns
• CCW's Ruthin 200.
There is a great write up below on the Ruthin 200km
If you are interested in seeing how far you can ride, there is plenty of knowledge and support within the club to give you the absolute best chance of success.
To see all the audaxes organised by Brandon, please follow this link https://creweandnantwichaudax.wordpress.com/
For a full list of all audax events from 50km to 1,200km all across the UK, click on the box below
Events are usually listed on the clubs Facebook Group page nearer the time.
There is an active Whatsapp group for co-ordinating attendance at various events. If any club members would like to be added to the group, please contact Brandon Edgeley or John Gallagher