Audax WA Newsletter - July/August 2021
Welcome to Australia’s Long Distance Cycling Club

Date: 23-08-2021

President's Update

Hi All,

Welcome to the July/August Newsletter. I hope you are well and have managed to get a few rides in over the last few weeks of unusually high rainfall. Now with spring approaching its an ideal time to dust of the bike and get riding.

 I would like to give a belated thank you to Mary for the awesome lunch that was provided after the Bjorn Celebration Ride ... many thanks Mary.  Also a thank you to Wayne for his help as RO.

NOW ...Get your legs ready!

The up and coming Centennial 200 on Saturday 11 September is a very special ride celebrating the anniversary of the first 200 km ride held in France. To mark this very special occasion there is a one off anniversary medal for all riders who complete the 200km ride. To encourage all WA Audax riders to achieve this medal we have created a flat 200km ride starting in Guildford, heading south to Serpentine, before making your way back to the finish via the city and Swan Valley to enjoy a burger at Alfreds Kitchen with your fellow riders.

So get cranking and register now!

Perms!!! What are they all about? 

Permanent rides are a list of routes that can be ridden at your chosen time and date having the same rules and time limits as per calendar rides with the added bonus of kms being added to your accumulative Audax Australia yearly totals.

The WA Committee has elected Ed Pley to review and manage the WA permanent rides. So if you have a route that you would really like to see added please email Ed.

Thanks all ... keep peddling and I hope to see you on a ride soon.


WA Regional President

Last chance for input: Ride Calendar 2021/2022

If you wish to put forward a ride to be included in next season's calendar starting on 1 November 2021, you need to let Nick know in the next couple of days!!

Send through your ride suggestions to Please include whether or not you are willing to be the Ride Organiser.

Audax WA Stats Update

Thanks to Nick for the latest stats to 18 July 2021:

* 28 calendar rides. Total 158 brevets, 92 of which 200km or more. Total 43,474km ridden.

* Two teams of three riders each entered for the Oppy. One team completed. The other team ran out of time after having to fix too many punctures.

* One ride cancelled - Dental York 200, 21/03/21 (COVID restrictions)

* Most popular ride = Prison Pedal Night Ride, 25/01/21, 13 riders

* Most KMs per ride = Mammoth, 27/02/21, 10431km. Ride Report

* Permanents ridden. Over 3,600km. See list below.

* New riders since March:

Tim Pezet, 2J Loop 100km, 14/03/21

John Wheelhouse, Easter Weekend 100km, 2/04/21

Stan Pennors, Forrest & Plains 600km, 1/05/21

Michael Eva, East of York 200km, 16/05/21.

* And the stats for the top 25 most active riders by kms ...

Permanent Name Region Distance Brevet Type No of Rides Avg Time
THE HALF FLAT ONE 200 WA 205 BP 1 08:55
PEEL AROUND PEEL (Clockwise) WA 210 BP 6 10:28
PEEL AROUND PEEL 2017 WA 211 BP 4 11:04
AVONGUARD 200 WA 212 BP 1 10:15
Honky Nut 50 WA 50 BP 4 02:39
PRESTON BEACH 300 WA 306 BP 1 14:58
PARK LIFE 200 WA 204 BP 1 11:30
SOUTHERN SUNRISE 220 WA 221 BP 1 10:14
Tour de Mandurah Petit 50km WA 50 BP 4 02:30

Recent Rides

19 June Dawn til Dusk (Winter): Nine riders for the 204km distance: Bruno, Ed, Gary, John, Kym, Michael, Nick, Tim, Wayne. Ride Organiser Perry unable to ride owing to perineal issues….that’s not a play on words!

Five riders made it inside the Dawn til’ Dusk time set at 10h 12m (20km/h overall)

Apart from the cold start, it was a perfect day for riding. Blue Plains/ Chittering/Julimar Rd are very green and scenic at this time of year. But there were a lot of cars out there, the city dwellers heading out for day trips - as evidenced by the fact that many of the drivers don't know how to overtake a cyclist (you know what it's like when they follow you for 1-2km and a huge queue of angry drivers builds up behind).

Wayne had puncture difficulties on Julimar hill - not helped by the fact that he had a mixture of presta & schraeder valves on his tubes - and he had filled them with slime which was blocking the valves.

4 July Departed Friends Memorial Ride: On  a shockingly wet day Kym and Tim completed the 214km ride. 

17 July Smelly Welly: Nick, Stan and Tim completed 300kms; Perry the 200km; and Aaron, Ryan and Julie 111km routes on scenic routes is pretty good riding conditions.  Congratulations to Tim for completing his first 300km ride. Thanks to Wayne and Alison for a surprise muffin control. See Tim's ride report below.

Timber and Wheat Ride 2021
WA: Smelly Welly – My first 300km

1 August North of Northam: Only Stan braved the wet conditions successfully completing the 200km route.

14 August Timber and Wheat: Cold start but warmed to perfect riding conditions. Nick completed the 400km ride, Ed and Gary 300kms, and Julian ticked off the 200km ride. See link above for Glenn's RO report. 

21 August Jarrah and Pines: Ed, Nick, Perry, Pippa and Gary completed  202kms. Glenn & Ryan did the 53km course. Few showers. Gary said a ride report is to come.

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Photos: (1 &2) Smelly Welly (3&4) Timber & Wheat

(5) Stan on Nth of Northam (6&7) Jarrah & Pines.

Keep an eye out for ...

11 September anniversary ride which Gary mentioned above.

TBA in October ... RO dinner.

30 October Another must attend ride ... End of Season Retro Ride. Dust off that vintage bike, shake the moths out of that old jersey. Come and experience what it was like doing Audax rides without GPS.  Yes that's right, no GPS ... just a paper map and route card! A social flat 100km ride to start in Wellard with a sausage sizzle at the finish and prizes for the best vintage bike, bike wear and vintage Audax kit.

What's up with that!

Zig Zag Drive. The Zig Zag Scenic Drive is now open to vehicle traffic between the hours of 11am and 8.30pm. Trial is for 12 months. 

Cycle Infrastructure Updates. Click here for updates on the PSP Expansion Program, various diversions and consultations underway.

Audax Australia News

Audax Australia Regional Ride Limitations
COVID Update 13 August 2021
2021 Updates to Policies and Rules
Celebrate 100 years of BRM rides and 40 years of Audax Australia

Upcoming Rides

Details of all scheduled rides are in the Audax Calendar

Dental Sunday 200 Register
On the 7th day you shall do your Audax riding. For those still busy with creation on Sat. this hilly ride along scenic roads will take you to Serpentine Dam and back. Did I say hilly?
Distance: 200km | WA | BRM
Two Rocks Turn-around Register
Ride from Neil Hawkins Park along Joondalup Lake before heading inland and northwards to Yanchep and Two Rocks before returning back via Marmion Ave and Connolly Drive.
Distances: 50km, 100km | WA | BA
Centenary of the BRM 200 - Perth Register
Centenary of the BRM 200 .
Distance: 200km | WA | BRM
Audax 40th Anniversary 600 - Perth to Bridgetown Register
Continuing the celebrations of the 100th Anniversary Audax - recreating the first Audax ride held in WA.
Distances: 52km, 100km, 300km, 601km | WA | BRM
Dawn til Dusk (Spring) Register
Distance: 244km | WA | BRM
Dental Dams (6)
Ride one dam or six, the latter being the main event with 222 km of brutal fun.
Distances: 52km, 222km | WA | BRM
The Resurrection 1200 Resurrected
Start & Finish in Perth with a beautiful tour of the South West & Great Southern.
Distances: 200km, 301km, 408km, 603km, 1200km | WA | LRM
The New Classic
Ride out through the Chittering Valley before venturing out to Toodyay and beyond to Beejording before returning back to Bullsbrook via Bindoon-Dewars Pool Rd
Distances: 138km, 206km | WA | BA
End of Season Retro Ride Register
End of Season Retro Ride
Distance: 100km | WA | BA
Dental Flat 200
Dental flat 200
Distance: 200km | WA | BRM
Giro de Perth 1000Km rebooted
Start & Finish in Perth with a beautiful tour of the South West, Great Southern, & Wheatbelt.
Distances: 100km, 205km, 1000km | WA | BRM
Dental Flat 300
Dental flat 300
Distance: 300km | WA | BRM
Dental York 200
Dental flat 200
Distance: 200km | WA | BRM

That is all for this month. The next newsletter will be a September/October edition wrapping up the 2020/21 season. As always feedback welcome.  Also anyone wishing to get involved in producing the newsletter please get in touch.

As usual feedback or suggestions for future rides always welcome. You can contact Audax WA via or refer to the Contacts tab.

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