International Cycling Awards
The highest award from Audax Club Parisien that randonneurs can obtain is the Randonneur 5000.
The Randonneur 5000 award is a multi-season award for which riders must complete the following rides within any continuous four season period:
· a Super Randonneur series (200 km, 300 km, 400 km and 600 km rides in one season);
· a Fleche Velocio (such as the Fleche Opperman);
· a 1000 km ride;
· a Paris-Brest-Paris 1200 km ride; and
· 950 km of other Brevets des Randonneurs Mondiaux events (200 km or greater),making a total of not less than 5000 km of homologated rides.
The Randonneur 5000 (as at the end of the 2008 season) has been award 1432 times since 1961; 127 times to 102 women and 1305 times to 1088 men. Two women (Deirdre Arscott and Nicole Chabirand) have each received it 6 times while Jean-Claude Chabirand has achieved the award 8 times!
2008 was a year where for the first time more than 100 recipients received the award in one year (130) and the first time that Bulgarian and Japanese randonneurs appeared in the awards list.
In 2008 the award list included randonneurs from 11 different countries; 32 Americans of which 6 are women, 15 Frenchmen, 14 Canadians (4 women), 14 Germans (1 woman), 13 Swedes (2 women), 13 Japanese (1 woman), 10 Australians (2 women), 9 Spaniards, 5 Danes (1 woman), 4 Bulgarians and 1 Englishwoman
Members wishing to apply for the award should contact the International Brevet Secretary. Applications should be submitted in October of each year.
View the list of all Australian R5000 award recipients
International Super Randonneur
Complete each brevet of a super randonneur series (200km, 300, 400km and 600km) in a different country, no time limit. Any rider can claim the ISR, a sew-on cloth badge. Longer rides can be substituted for shorter, completing rides on different continents is recognised and backdated claims are allowed. There is no 'exclusion requirement' i.e. not using the same rides for other awards. Four Australians have collected five of the 80 odd ISRs awarded since 1989. Administered by Audax UK for LRM, award details can be found at International Super Randonneur.
Super Randonneur (Audax Club Parisien)
200 km, 300 km, 400 km and 600 km rides in one season. No longer-for-shorter substitutions.
Badge design changes every 4 years.
View the list of Australian recipients.