Australian Capital Territory

Australian Capital Territory

The Australian Capital Territory and surrounding countryside are cycling nirvana.

Cycling is very popular in all its forms from road racing to touring to off-road mountain biking. Long-distance bicycle rides are an established part of the local scene.

There are many good rides available within the relatively small area of the “Territory”. Our rides generally cross the border into New South Wales, opening up a vast network of roads for cycling through very pleasant countryside. Most of the ACT Region’s Audax group reside in Canberra and nearby New South Wales. Many of the ACT Region Members are experienced and committed long-distance cyclists and are only too happy to assist new riders and offer advice and support.

Audax ACT Region rides include single-day rides or multi-day journeys, exploring areas such as the Riverina, the Central West, and the Southern Highlands.

Challenging rides in the NSW alpine areas include the Snowies Epic 300 which is usually calendared every two years and the extremely challenging Permanent, the Snowies 600km ride with 10,000 metres of climbing and 60 hours to complete.

Safety is a priority with organisers. Rides use quiet back roads and when this is not possible, main roads with wide safe shoulders.

Rides generally start in Canberra or within a short ride/drive of the city. Please contact the ride organiser at least 3 days before the ride to confirm your participation and to obtain details such as the start location and time. Feel free to contact the Rider Organiser beforehand to discuss any aspects such as difficulty, terrain, road types, and lighting requirements.

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For information on all feature rides go to Feature Rides.

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Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP)
Entry numbers have been limited for the 2019 PBP and all the available pre-registration places have been filled.
20 Aug 23
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Celebrate 100 years of the BRM 400 Keep 22 July 2023 free to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the BRM 400! There are 400km rides available across Australia, and all riders successfully completing the 400km distance receive a special French medal as part of the entry fee. Stay tuned for more details, also check out […]
22 Jul 23
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The Flèche Opperman 24h Trial (The Oppy)
The Fleche Opperman All Day Trial (or “The Oppy”) is a 24-hour team time trial held annually by Audax Australia. Teams of three to five riders must ride together.
18 Mar 23
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2022 Perth-Augusta-Perth (PAP)
A 1200 km ride through some of the best cycling country in south-west WA.
10 Oct 22
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Great Southern Randonnée (GSR)
It is with the deepest regret that after long and careful consideration, we advise you of the cancellation of this year’s GSR (all distances) due to COVID. Riders will receive a full refund of fees.
08 Nov 21
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Tour de Tasmanie (TdT1200)
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18 Feb 21
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The Super Randonnée is a special class of permanent managed by Provence Randonneurs.It is a 600km ride with at least 10,000m of climbing, to be completed either: as a Randonneur within 60 hours, or as a Tourists with a minimum average of 75 km per day. Super Randonnées are permanent rides, hence can be ridden […]
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Canberra Parliamentary Triangle Permanent (2019)
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