Queensland

For information on all calendar rides go to the Audax Calendar. For information on all feature rides go to Feature Rides.

Sunshine State 1200 (SS1200)

The inaugural version of the Sunshine State 1200 randonnée starts in Brisbane and crosses the Great Dividing Range to an area known as the Darling…
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Frank’s Ride – 2016

Frank’s Ride 6 August 2016Riders: Craig Estwick, Emery Bridge, Keith Heinrich, Brian Hornby, Peter Watson, Sean Konings (IainCummings behind and camera and David Booth was…
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23/03/14

Dino Morgante

25/01/18

Rodney Clarke

01/01/16

Glenn Pethely

16/01/16

Craig Estwick

28/02/16

Peter Jenkins

01/01/17

Peter Foster

01/01/18

Gayle & Kim

01/01/18

Keith Heinrich

01/01/18

John McMullan

04/01/18

Peter Foster

07/01/18

Gayle Sticher

26/01/18

Mark Riley

26/01/18

Helen Marson

3/02/18

David Booth

3/02/18

Peter Jenkins

3/02/18

David Foster

17/02/18

David Booth

17/02/18

Mark Croonen

18/02/18

Gayle & Kim

3/03/18

John McMullan

18/03/18

Keith Heinrich

24/03/18

Rachel Edwards

24/03/18

John McMullan

24/03/18

Helen Lecole

5/04/18

Laura Diaz

15/04/18

Gayle & Kim

22/04/18

Gayle & Kim

22/04/18

David Foster

22/04/18

John McMullan

5/05/18

Mark Riley

5/05/18

Brian Hornby

20/05/18

David Booth

26/05/18

John McMullan

24/06/18

Darragh Murray

1/07/18

Gayle Sticher

7/07/18

Ruth Brown

15/07/18

Peter Jenkins

29/07/18

Justin Bennet

4/08/18

Heath Carney

12/08/18

Chris Upite and Lauren Erikson

12/08/18

Gayle Sticher

04/08/18

John McMullan

1-6/09/18

John McMullan

15/09/18

Cap’n Castaway Harry (Mark Harris)

27/10/18

Keith Heinrich

01/01/19

David Booth

01/01/19

John McMullan

06/01/19

Gayle Sticher

16/02/19

Ruth Brown

17/02/19

Gayle Sticher

23/02/19

John McMullan

16/03/19

Peter Jenkins

17/03/19

Gayle Sticher

19/03/19

Peter Jenkins

30/03/19

John McMullan

20/04/19

John McMullan

Flèche Opperman

Hubert Opperman in the 1928 Tour de France.

The Flèche Opperman All Day Trial (or “The Oppy”) is a 24-hour team time trial held annually by Audax Australia. It is named after Sir Hubert Opperman, who was one of the world’s greatest endurance cyclists and the patron of Audax Australia until his death in 1996.

The Oppy is an event for teams of three to five bicycles. Each team must ride at least 360 km (you design your own route) in 24 hours. If you’re not up for 24 hours of riding, try the Petit Oppy (180 km in 14 hours). More details / rules here. If you want to ride, but don’t have a team, we will do the match-making. Contact any of the ROs below. In 2019 in SEQ the Oppy will start at 8:00 am Saturday 23rd March; and finish 24 hrs later. In FNQ the Oppy will start on a different date: 8:00 am 18th May. Is this the year to get two Oppy Medallions? The three Oppy regional organisers and the finishing locations are:

SEQ23/03/19Mark RileySt Lucia; St Lucys for breakfast
FNQ18/05/19Gayle SticherPort Douglas
midQ23/03/19Peter RobertsonMackay

What Happened in 2018? Summary here.

Matt Rawnsley Statistics
Stat man Matt has posted an amazing array of Oppy statistics. The most number of Oppys by one person? (23(!!): Kevin Ware). The number of times Queensland has won the Oppy Shield? Three, including the last 2 years. The number of times a Queensland team has cracked 600km? None until this year and two teams cracked it!

How to register:
Go to the On-line Calendar, (here), navigate to 23 March 2019. Select the appropriate registration (ie SEQ, FNQ, not Victoria). Click on the “On-line registration via the Audax Portal“. The Team Captain must register first to register the team name. Then other team members can register and select that particular team. When the team captain registers, there are also options to fill in your itinerary (checkpoints, etc) and a link to your course map. I’m not fussed if you don’t include these at this point (as I’ll be contacting you in any case, and you can email me directly). However, you will need your Team Name at the time you register.

Queensland Oppy Honour Roll

1993
424Cane Toad ExpressDave Minter, Pedro Plowman, Andrew Row In NSW; pre-Queensland Oppys.
1994
500The Brisbane BonkersGale Schaub, Dave Minter, Peter Brown, Andrew Row (photo) In Victoria; pre-Queensland Oppys.
1995 summaryFirst year for Queensland Oppys
392Team Two UpKris Kersley, Ross Kersley, Jenelle Davies, Howard Davies, Andrew Wood, Paul McAntee, Glen Cannell, Mitch Carr (8 on a team? yes: 3 tandems, 2 singles) Qld record
377Team SEQUENCEGale Schaub, Lindsay Green, Peter Brown
370GustoMark Spakshott, Dan Reid, Diana McPhee, Andrew McPhee, Nicole McPhee
366Three Skinny Guys and a Fat GuyRieks van Klinken, Ben Webb, Zane Cavinn, Daniel Farrelly
1996 summary
390The Generation GapGale Schaub, Lindsay Green, Peter Brennan, Daniel Radford (youngest 16, oldest 64)
363WarhorseMark Sparshott, Laurie Handcock, Wayne Murray
363Three Men & A BabyDavid Minter, Philip Rowley, Gary Beasley
361Tan DamRoss Kersley, Howard Davies, Janelle Davies, Tony Croke
1997
400TMAAB ‘97Dave Minter, Kris Kersley, Wayne Murray Qld record
1998
401Audax QueenslandGale Schaub, Richard Martin, Vaughan Kippers Qld record
1999 No QLD teams
2000
360Dave’s DawdlersDavid Minter, Ben Wilson, Chris Jensen
360Maslen’s MissingDavid Jones, John Gowty, Warren Whisson
2001
360Team QLDHoward Brandis, Margaret Wingett, Mark Jensen, Laurie Handcock
2002
372Howard’s HerosHoward Brandis, Debra Campell, Marc Coombs, Mark Jensen
2003
401OppytunistDavid White, Christine White, Melonie de Jong, Errol Ross
372Howard’s HerosMark Jensen, Debbie Campbell, Joan Brown
360Noel’s NightridersNoel Newton, Brain Aston, Susan Lostroh, Paul Cribb
2004 No QLD teams
2005
3663DDavid Minter, David Jones, Dino Morgante
2006 No Oppy due to date change
2007
385Oppy on the DownsVaughan Kippers, Pat Lehane, Errol Ross
367Je Suis FatigueBruce Dodds, Catherine Johnson, David Minter, George Row
2008
444Against the WindAlan Baker, David King, Pat Lehane Qld record
412The Southern InvadersPaul Cribb, Alex Murray, Martin Pearson, Lisa Turner
374hOppyn’ MadMichael Clare, Iain Cummings, Vaughan Kippers, David Minter, David Pacheco
2009
367?David Minter(c), Elizabeth Pearson, Martin Pearson
2010 summary
360?Southern InvadersLisa Turner(c), ?, ?
360?John’s OrphansJohn Fitter(c), ?, ?
182Les Petits CanetoadsDino Morgante, Peter Jenkins, George Row, Sue May
2011 Summary
469Right Out of ControlBrian Hornby, David King, Martin Pearson Qld record
370Team SloBrendan Howard, James Pearson, Rodney Clarke
183Miss Kitty and the Bearded BikersDino Morgante, Lawrence Hennelly, Peter Jenkins, Sue May
2012 summary
454Keep the Pedals TurningAndrew Bragg, Christian Killen, Roger Hawley(c)
369S L OppyAlexander Wall, Matthew Zaranski, Rupert Leigh(c)
369Quintessential Speed TurtlesDino Morgante, Michael Deed, Michael Waterson, Nick Burnett(c), Simon Faber
367Fixed OppynionsAnthony Douglas, Martin Pearson(c), Stuart Dowell
2013 summary
403CyclonicsJenny Townley, Peter Robertson, Troy Forbes
403Tropical TailwindDavid Adams, Peter McCallum, Phillip Burnham
365Four DecadesAnne Latimer(c), Deb Aitchenson, Holli Linklater, Lynne James   Qld Record All Female
365Just a Nice Day OutAndrew Gills, Dino Morgante, James Pearson, Martin Pearson(c), Rodney Clarke
361KBC Bubble BlowersIan Petherbridge, Kirsty Broun(c), Shane Graham, Simon Watt
2014
407Gym-wich Flat TrackersAndrew Keith, John Gowty, Melvyn Yap, Nick Burnett, Rodney Clarke
402Captain Cody and his Lost Planet AirmenGerry Egan, Rick Abraham(c), WilliamM, WimZ
368Doctors and NursesRosie Godwin, Vaughan Kippers, Anne Latimer, Martin Pearson(c), Mark Riley
365Out of our DepthBrett Kerwick, DanM, RobS, ShaunK, SimonP
363The President’s MenChris Ellis, Chris Groves, Brian Hornby(c), Anthony Richardson
2015
500A Pair of Nicks & Two DicksNick Burnett, Nick Fisk, Ant Richardson Qld Record
365Team SLOPeter Jenkins, Vaughan Kippers, Pat Lehane(c), Mark Riley
362CyclonicsJenny Townley, Peter Robertson, Phillip Burnham, Troy Forbes
184Liz Hepple Coaching 1Anne Latimer, Holli Linklater, Liz Hepple(c)
184Liz Hepple Coaching 2Kailee Ng, Liz Nelson, Rosie Godwin
2016 summary
360Bunya BanditsBrian Hornby(c), Chris Ellis, Ant Richardson, Mark Riley
365Team SLORoss Barnard, Kym Raffelt, Vaughan Kippers, Pat Lehane(c)
2017
528Flat Out OppytunistsNick Booth, Nick Burnett, Mark Riley, Rod Staines Qld Record
360The ExtremesGayle Sticher, Paula Castle, Ian Church, Snowy Evans, Marina Harcot
180Small N DaintyKim Christie, Mark Kerswell, Nola Kerswell, Toby Kerswell, Jordan Seymour-Jones
184Hawaii Four-ODeborah Gillespie, Peter Kyriakides, Brian Kittler, Lloyd Stonadge
191Cassowary Coast CyclonesJeff Coward, Steve Bryan, Matthew Wensley
185Team TailwindMichael Lee, Mary Ann Allen, Helius Visser, Heather Cochrane
197Cairns Strava Crew RedChad Elliott, Troy Furner, Christopher Clair
204Cairns Strava Crew BlueBen Smith, Nick Masasso, Campbell Smythe, Warren Elliott
2018 summary
560Koiled CraziesRachel Edwards, Matthew Locker(c), Michael Newell Qld Record
507Coasting NorthKen Dyson, Graham Jensen, Tony Pattison(c), Dave Wall
416The AlternativeBrian Hornby, Tara Horner(c), Paul Witzerman
366Cairns Strava CrewWarren Elliot(c), Keith Mole, Andrew Morgan
363Downs OppytunistsJonny Ayres, Raoul Dover, Jeff Franklin, Scott McCarthy, Peter Watson(c)
362S.O.F.TMark Harris, Helen Marson, Ant Richardson(c), Mark Riley
361Team SLOPeter Jenkins(c), Vaughan Kippers, Pat Lehane, Kym Raffelt, George Row
192Puffin’ BilliesPeter Whittle, Justin Bennett(c), Nick Hemmings, Jeremy Drice
184McOppiesRuth Brown, David Booth, John McMullan(c), Darren Milczewski, Les O’Shea
184Hawaii 5-0Drewe Burgess, Deb Gillespie(c), Brian Kittler, Peter Kyriakides, Lloyd Stonage
181Small and DaintyKim Christie(c), Mark Kerswell, Nola Kerswell, Zoe Kerswell, Jordan Seymour-Jones
181The WaitersBob Adams, Rex Hutchinson, Steve Kilpatrick, Joe O’Dea(c)
2019
611T600BMatthew Locker(c), Paul Newman, Frederik Vekeman, Richard Watson Qld Record
400OppydonebakerystyleJeff Franklin(c), Ben Hernandez, Brian Hornby, Miles Vass, Paul Witzerman
366OppytuneRuth Brown(c), Tara Horner, Sharon Jewell Qld Record All Female
361Oppy DartsRal Dover(c), Doug Gouw, Tracey Howley, Pat Lehane, Peter Watson
360H.A.R.D.Brad Billingham, Mark Harris, Thomas Matyja, Kyle Pratt, Mark Riley(c)
184OppytimistsKeith Heinrich(c), Duane Parnell, Jennifer McMillan
182Hudirt KnobbymenJustin Bennett(c), Peter Jenkins, Scott McCarthy
181Team TinyLeah Barnett, David Booth, Peter Lovell, John McMullan(c)

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Audax at Fidelis” (Bold but Faithful)

The Queensland state emblem says it all! Audax Queensland welcomes new riders!
We welcome non-members at our rides. If you would like to do one of our rides, browse through upcoming rides shown to the right. Either register and ride; or contact the ride organizer of the ride concerned for further information.

A history of Audax Queensland written by Dave Minter in 2009 can be found here.

You can contact Audax Queensland here: qld.communications@audax.org.au

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Queensland Upcoming Rides

Upcoming rides for Queensland for the next 28 days

Details of all scheduled rides are in the Audax Calendar

  • Sat 23 November
    The Wonder of Glorious MeeRegister
    A Blast from the Past! A Jolt from the Vault!! Who can forget the original version of this iconic test of the randonneuring spirit?
    Distances: 217km, 217kmQLD
  • Tue 26 November
    River Loop – Social Ride
    A social ride around the iconic Brisbane River Loop, ending with coffee at West End. No registration necessary; just turn up ready for a 5:30AM start.
    Distance: 40kmQLD
  • Sat 30 November
    Smashing MeeRegister
    A scenic hilly 200 km ride that will give you plenty of excuses to get off your bike to take a photo or two. Dayboro and Mt Mee with a few dirt roads and 4500 m of vertical gain. What else could you ask for? The only way is up!
    Distances: 210km, 210kmQLD
  • Sun 1 December
    Brassall Brekky RideRegister
    A pleasant morning out on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail with time for coffee and a late breakfast in Fernvale before the return trip. – A great introduction for anyone contemplating their first outing on unsealed surfaces.
    Distance: 38kmQLD
  • Tue 3 December
    River Loop DecemberRegister
    A social ride followed by a coffee somewhere interesting on Montague Rd
    Distances: 50km, 100kmQLD
  • Sat 7 December
    PeachyMeeRegister
    Scenic rides heading North from Ferny Grove
    Distances: 51km, 107km, 152km, 204km, 304kmQLD
  • Sun 8 December
    Rudolph Does DirtRegister
    Audax FNQ Christmas ride. Starting at Tolga Pub. 56km including 30km of dirt road and rail trail.
    Distance: 56kmQLD
  • Sun 8 December
    Rudolph Does RoadRegister
    It’s time for the Audax FNQ Christmas get-together ride. Celebrate another year of cycling in the Far North with a 56km mixed terrain (30km dirt/rail trail) or 70km road ride. A bar-b-que brekky at the end is included, with plenty of time to enjoy a few c
    Distance: 70kmQLD
  • Tue 10 December
    River Loop – Social Ride
    A social ride around the iconic Brisbane River Loop, ending with coffee at West End. No registration necessary; just turn up ready for a 5:30AM start.
    Distance: 40kmQLD
  • Sun 15 December
    Tamborine Short CircuitRegister
    From Windaroo via Tamborine and Oxenford
    Distance: 86kmQLD
  • Tue 17 December
    River Loop – Social Ride
    A social ride around the iconic Brisbane River Loop, ending with coffee at West End. No registration necessary; just turn up ready for a 5:30AM start.
    Distance: 40kmQLD