Audax UK


Audax UK

Audax UK or AUK is the Audax Club Parisien sanctioned brevet coordinating organization for the United Kingdom. UK Cyclists riding in the Paris-Brest-Paris qualify for the event through AUK. Audax UK also promotes long-distance cycling, or "randonneuring" or "audax", within the UK, there are about 4000 members but the calendar of events is open to all cyclists.

Randonneuring is a style of bicycle riding that requires covering long-distances over an unmarked course of challenging terrain within a generously allotted time period of almost continuous riding. Riders do not compete against their fellow cyclists, but only against their own personal best, the weather and the mind's desire for sleep. Skills in self-sufficiency, bicycle mechanics, night-riding and endurance are all valued over ability to cycle at racing speeds or with racing strategies.

Awards

Audax UK allow members to qualify for numerous awards. The tables below describe the achievements required to receive one.

Distance Awards

Award Name50k100k150k200k300k400k500k600k1000k1200k+E2EPBPLEL24TETimespanNotes
50k (M/CB)YN/A
100k (M/CB)YN/A
150k (M/CB)YN/A
200k (M/CB)YN/A
300k (M/CB)YN/A
400k (M/CB)YN/A
600k (M/CB)YN/A
1000k (M/CB)YN/A

Randonneur Awards

Award Name50k100k150k200k300k400k500k600k1000k1200k+E2EPBPLEL24TETimespanNotes
Randonneur 500YYYY1 season
Randonneur 1000YYY1 seasonsee note 1
Super Randonneur (M)YYYY1 seasonsee note 2
Super Randonneur 2000 (M)YYYYY1 season
Randonneur 5000 (CB)Audax events totalling 5,000km1 season
Randonneur 10000 (CB)Audax events totalling 10,000km1 season

Brevet Awards

Award Name50k100k150k200k300k400k500k600k1000k1200k+E2EPBPLEL24TETimespanNotes
Brevet 500x51 seasonsee note 3
Brevet 1000 (M)x10infinitesee note 4
Brevet 2000x20infinitesee note 5
Brevet 3000events totalling 3000kminfinite
Brevet 4000 (CB)x20infinite
Brevet 5000 (M)YYYYYeitherY4 seasonssee note 6
Brevet 25000 (CB)x3x3x3x3YYeitherY6 seasonssee note 7

pecial Awards

Award Name50k100k150k200k300k400k500k600k1000k1200k+E2EPBPLEL24TETimespanNotes
Randonneur Round the Year (CB)x12infinitesee note 8
International Super Randonneur (CB)YYYYinfinitesee note 9
Bronze Grimpeur (M)any Audax event worth ¼ to ½ AAA pointN/A
Silver Grimpeur (M)any Audax event worth ¾ to 1¾ AAA pointsN/A
Bronze Grimpeur (M)any Audax event worth 2 or more AAA pointsN/A
Audax Altitude Award (M/CB)accumulation of 12 or more AAA points, or 18,000m climbinginfinite
AAA Triple Award (CB)accumulation of 3 Audax Altitude Awardsinfinite
AAA 3x3 Award (CB)accumulation of 3 AAA Triple Awardsinfinite

Key

*1200k+ - another ride of 1200km or more not including PBP or LEL
*E2E - End 2 End (aka Land's End to John o' Groats)
*PBP - Paris-Brest-Paris
*LEL - London-Edinburgh-London
*24TE - 24 hour Team Event
*(M) - Medal available
*(CB) - Cloth Badge available
*(M/CB) - Medal and Cloth Badge available

Notes

# plus 400km of additional Audax events
# longer Audax events may substitute for shorter ones
# alternatively, 2x100km and 2x150km Audax events
# 10 rides include rides ridden in Brevet 500; alternatively, 5x200km Audax events
# alternatively, 10x200km Audax events
# plus additional Audax events to top up to 5000km
# plus additional Audax events to top up to 25000km; 200k, 300k, 400k and 600k rides are officially defined as a Super Randonneur series and as such longer events may substitute for shorter ones of these
# must complete at least 1 Audax event in each calendar month
# each event must take place in a different country; additional levels of the award also exist, e.g.: ISR(2C) if they are held between 2 continents

ee also

*Audax (cycling)
*Brevet (cycling)
*Cyclosportive
*Randonneur
*Bicycle lighting

External links

* [http://www.audax.uk.net Audax UK]
* [http://www.rusa.org RUSA]
* [http://www.audax-club-parisien.com/ Audax Club Parisien]


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