New South Wales

New South Wales

New South Wales is a large state containing beautifully diverse terrain and scenery. It has a climate that is well-suited to cycling all year round, making it one of the best places to ride in Australia.

Audax rides are currently run out of Wagga Wagga, Parkes, Bathurst, Cowra, Forbes, Mudgee, Lithgow, the Hunter Valley, Jindabyne, Holbrook and Temora as well as the more densely populated Sydney, Illawarra and Central Coast areas. We also surround the ACT Region, which offer many rides in the southern part of New South Wales. Rides of varying distances and difficulty on a variety of surfaces are available almost every weekend of the year. 

NSW Upcoming Rides

Upcoming rides for NSW for the next 28 days

Details of all scheduled rides are in the Audax Calendar

Southern Highlands Mixte
Various loops around the Southern Highlands
Distances: 103km, 111km, 152km, 203km | NSW | BG
27 Apr
NSW Region AGM and Awards Night
NSW Region AGM and Awards Night. A casual night
Distance: 0km | NSW | Function
02 May
The Royal(ish) Ride
Ride north from Dapto through Wollongong, Bulli, Stanwell Tops, Bundeena, Audley, Heathcote, Stanwell Tops, Bulli and back to Dapto.
Distances: 104km, 201km | NSW | BRM
04 May
River Ride
Join the 18th annual running of the River Ride. Route takes in the Hawkesbury River west of Wisemans Ferry plus St Albans for the 200; there are mixed terrain options for both distances.
Distances: 164km, 164km, 205km, 206km | NSW | BA
11 May
Go Loopy
Five clockwise routes of increasing size from Hornsby taking in the Southern Highlands, the river flats around Penrith and Kuring-gai Chase National Park.
Distances: 104km, 205km, 300km, 400km, 600km | NSW | BRM
18 May

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Change to the ACP Super Randonneur Award
ACP is the governing body for BRM rides and has recently issued a change to the Super Randonneur Award. This award is earned by any rider who completes a series of brevets ( BRM 200, 300, 400, and 600 KM) in the same calendar year. adapted from Article 13 BRM Rules-for-rider-2024.pdf This change is effective immediately. This means for […]
Thomas Price
07 Apr
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New Audax Australian Ride Medallions for 2024
Audax Australia is pleased to release the new Audax Australia Ride Medallion Series for 2024 – 2027.The new medallions are now available to purchase with select ride entries. Note – If you purchase an Audax Medal (Of any type) when you enter a ride and you are unable to complete the ride, the cost of the […]
Thomas Price
15 Feb
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Audax Australia AGM 2024 Summary
Audax Australia AGM 2024 Summary The 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Election of National Committee Members was held on 6 Feb 2024 President’s Report: refer to Audax Australia AGM Minutes 20240206 Treasurer’s Report: please contact us Result of Elected Positions: AGM Minutes: Audax Australia AGM Minutes 20240206 Brian Hornbyacting Secretary
Thomas Price
12 Feb
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Updated Awards Policy 2023
Audax Australia Award Policy A minor update to the Award Policy was approved at the December National Committee meeting:
Thomas Price
20 Dec
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Notice of 2024 Audax Australia AGM
Notice of 2024 Audax Australia AGM The Annual General Meeting of the Audax Australia Cycling Club Inc will be held on: The AGM will be hosted: To attend the AGM you must register to allow for the provision of services.Registration: Members who have registered will receive access details via email before the meeting. Election […]
Thomas Price
13 Dec
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Award Applications Are Open
Award Applications Are Open Applications for Audax Australia awards are now open. Guidelines for Audax Australia Awards are located on the Audax website: How to apply for Audax Awards Award Application Periods Awards can only be submitted between 14 October 2023 and 8 December 2023 with the following caveats: Regards, Mark LloydAwards
Thomas Price
16 Oct
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Audax Australia in the Press
Two recent press articles:
Thomas Price
21 Sep
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PBP 2023 Results
Congratulations to all those who successfully completed Paris-Brest-Paris 2023Note: These results are from the electronic timing data only and are not official.
Thomas Price
08 Sep
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Updated Policies 2023
Audax Australia Privacy Policy A minor update to the Privacy Policy was approved at the recent National Committee meeting: Audax Australia Risk Management Policy An update to the Risk Management Policy was approved at the recent National Committee meeting: Audax Australia Regulations An update to the Regulations was approved at the recent National Committee meeting:
Thomas Price
19 Jul

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Newcastle Overnight
The weather gods really were looking down on us as I joined ~160 fellow riders on the Newcastle Overnight ride. The day had been wet and I was preparing for a soggy 170km up to Newcastle. But those fears were unfounded. We ended up with perfect conditions – little wind, comfortable temps and zero rain.
Toni Hodge
25 Nov 23
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5 BPs in 5 regions and a bucket list tick
What do you do when you have an urgent family issue that is 2000km away and your non-riding significant other is unable to fly due to recent medical procedures? Obviously, the answer is drive. We had a week or so of getting the thumbs up from the medics for the road travel so I prepared […]
John McMullan
06 Sep 23
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Wrestling The Lithgow Dog
Wrestling The Lithgow Dog With a Peleton of Three ( Me, Myself and I )    Saturday February 26th 2022.   Wayde advertised it as a 300 and 1/2 an Everest. I guess it’s an RO’s prerogative to guild the lily. You be the judge. 😀 All I know is there are lots of hills […]
Simon Gill
26 Feb 22
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Capital Parliamentary Triangle
This was a ride I had meant to do over Christmas, but couldn’t quite fit in. The Boy, rather over me going off for long rides, had said he wanted to do another audax. A weekend trip to Canberra meant the opportunity to do this ride, which is largely off road. So a ride was […]
Andrew Taafe
29 Feb 20
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Portraits of Audax
For the near future, we won’t see any ride reports here as all calendar and permanents have been cancelled. Since I (Robert) won’t be riding any long distance in the near future I thought the time would be well spent posting photos I have taken of Audax riders. These can be found on my website […]
Robert Hoehne
29 Mar 20
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Get Out of Gaol (Cheap) 2019 redux
NSW Southern Highlands loop
Andrew Taafe
10 Aug 19
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New England Weekend 2019
The inaugural New England Audax weekend was held 2-3 November 2019, with 100 and 200km, sealed and gravel routes on both days, exploring quite country roads and cool towns North and South of Armidale.
James Brinkhoff
02 Nov 19
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Over the Hills 300 (2019)
A ride into the Blue Mountains
Andrew Taafe
29 Jul 19
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For information on all calendar rides go to the Audax Calendar.
For information on all feature rides go to Feature Rides.

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Great Southern Randonnée (GSR)
The seventh edition of the GSR will be held on Monday the 14th of October 2024. 
14 Oct 24
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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.
23 Mar 24
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Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP)
PBP is held every four years. The next running of this premiere randonneuring event will be held in August 2027.
20 Aug 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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Sydney-Melbourne (SM1200)
The Sydney Melbourne 1200 is likely to be held next in 2025.
03 Apr 22
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Australian Super Randonnées
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: Super Randonnées are permanent rides, hence can be ridden anytime (season permitting). Australian Super Randonnées Three Super Randonnée rides exist in Australia. Victoria High Plains The first Super Randonnée in […]
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Australian RAIDs
Audax Australia’s RAIDs are in the spirit of cycle touring using the Pyrenees and Alps RAIDs as prime examples.Similar to European RAIDs, Australian RAIDs showcase inspiring cycle touring routes in Australia. The RAID rules are included in the Audax Australia Ride Rules Registrations are via Rides > Permanents Register. Audax Australia’s premier RAIDs include: The Mawson Trail […]
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