With memories of last summer’s fire season still vivid, and with a new summer now with us, the National Committee has introduced a fire policy to help guide riders and ride organisers alike.
The policy sets out when rides can and cannot proceed, based on the ‘Fire Danger Ratings’ that are used throughout Australia. These are issued in advance by the Bureau of Meteorology for different regions in each State and Territory.
Under the bushfire policy:
Where a scheduled ride runs through a risky area, the Ride Organiser together with Audax management have the options of cancelling, post-postponing or re-routing the ride.
This policy applies to all Audax rides including calendared rides and permanents, with the exception of routes contained fully within urban boundaries (such as the River Loops rides in Brisbane).
Chair, Risk & Safety Committee