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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

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

01/01/17

Peter Foster

01/01/16

Glenn Pethely

16/01/16

Craig Estwick

28/02/16

Peter Jenkins

25/01/18

Rodney Clarke

23/03/14

Dino Morgante

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. The Oppy will start at 8:00 am Saturday 19th March; and finish 24 hrs later. The three Oppy regional organisers and the finishing locations are:

SEQMark RileySt Lucia; St Lucys for breakfast
FNQGayle SticherPort Douglas

What Happened in 2018? Summary here.

What Happened in 2019? Summary here.

What Happened in 2020? The Oppy and Petit Oppy rides were cancelled in Queensland in 2020.

What Happened in 2021? 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 19 March 2022. Select the appropriate registration (ie SEQ or FNQ, not Victoria). Click on the “Registration Page” button. 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 your ride details directly). However, the team captain will need to enter the Team Name at the time they register.

Queensland Oppy Honour Roll

YEARTEAMRIDERS
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(c), 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(c), Lindsay Green, Peter Brown
370GustoMark Spakshott(c), Dan Reid, Diana McPhee, Andrew McPhee, Nicole McPhee
366Three Skinny Guys and a Fat GuyRieks van Klinken(c), 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 TurningRoger Hawley(c), Andrew Bragg, Christian Killen
369S L OppyRupert Leigh(c), Alexander Wall, Matthew Zaranski
369Quintessential Speed TurtlesNick Burnett(c), Dino Morgante, Michael Deed, Michael Waterson, Simon Faber
367Fixed OppynionsMartin Pearson(c), Anthony Douglas, 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 OutMartin Pearson(c), Andrew Gills, Dino Morgante, James Pearson, Rodney Clarke
361KBC Bubble BlowersKirsty Broun(c), Ian Petherbridge, Shane Graham, Simon Watt
2014
407Gym-wich Flat TrackersAndrew Keith, John Gowty, Melvyn Yap, Nick Burnett, Rodney Clarke
402Captain Cody and his Lost Planet AirmenRick Abraham(c), Gerry Egan, WilliamM, WimZ
368Doctors and NursesMartin Pearson(c), Rosie Godwin, Vaughan Kippers, Anne Latimer, Mark Riley
365Out of our DepthBrett Kerwick, DanM, RobS, ShaunK, SimonP
363The President’s MenBrian Hornby(c), Chris Ellis, Chris Groves, Anthony Richardson
2015
500A Pair of Nicks & Two DicksNick Burnett, Nick Fisk, Ant Richardson Qld Record
365Team SLOPat Lehane(c), Peter Jenkins, Vaughan Kippers, Mark Riley
362CyclonicsJenny Townley, Peter Robertson, Phillip Burnham, Troy Forbes
184Liz Hepple Coaching 1Liz Hepple(c), Anne Latimer, Holli Linklater
184Liz Hepple Coaching 2Kailee Ng, Liz Nelson, Rosie Godwin
2016 summary
360Bunya BanditsBrian Hornby(c), Chris Ellis, Ant Richardson, Mark Riley
365Team SLOPat Lehane(c), Ross Barnard, Kym Raffelt, Vaughan Kippers
2017
528Flat Out OppytunistsNick Booth, Nick Burnett, Mark Riley, Rod Staines
Qld Record + wins Oppy Shield
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 CraziesMatthew Locker(c), Rachel Edwards, Michael Newell
Qld Record + wins Oppy Shield
507Coasting NorthTony Pattison(c), Ken Dyson, Graham Jensen, Dave Wall
416The AlternativeTara Horner(c), Brian Hornby, Paul Witzerman
366Cairns Strava CrewWarren Elliot(c), Keith Mole, Andrew Morgan
363Downs OppytunistsPeter Watson(c), Jonny Ayres, Raoul Dover, Jeff Franklin, Scott McCarthy
362S.O.F.TAnt Richardson(c), Mark Harris, Helen Marson, Mark Riley
361Team SLOPeter Jenkins(c), Vaughan Kippers, Pat Lehane, Kym Raffelt, George Row
192Puffin’ BilliesJustin Bennett(c), Peter Whittle, Nick Hemmings, Jeremy Drice
184McOppiesJohn McMullan(c), Ruth Brown, David Booth, Darren Milczewski, Les O’Shea
184Hawaii 5-0Deb Gillespie(c), Drewe Burgess, Brian Kittler, Peter Kyriakides, Lloyd Stonage
181Small and DaintyKim Christie(c), Mark Kerswell, Nola Kerswell, Zoe Kerswell, Jordan Seymour-Jones
181The WaitersJoe O’Dea(c), Bob Adams, Rex Hutchinson, Steve Kilpatrick
2019
620Cirque de sore legsDarren Cousins(c), Paul Brown, Lincoln Carolan, Ken Dyson, Graham Jensen
Qld Record + wins Oppy Shield!
611T600BMatthew Locker(c), Paul Newman, Frederik Vekeman, Richard Watson
Qld Record (24/3-18/5/19)
400OppydonebakerystyleJeff Franklin(c), Ben Hernandez, Brian Hornby, Miles Vass, Paul Witzerman
370 The Third Extreme Gayle Sticher(c), Mary Ann Allen, Tara Horner, Nola Kerswell, Jane Wilmott
Qld Record All Female
366OppytuneRuth Brown(c), Tara Horner, Sharon Jewell
Qld Record All Female (24/3-18/5/19)
364 Vote1ForBikes Chris Head(c), Vaughan Kippers, Chris Upite, Nico Wardrop
361Oppy DartsRal Dover(c), Doug Gouw, Tracey Howley, Pat Lehane, Peter Watson
360H.A.R.D.Mark Riley(c), Brad Billingham, Mark Harris, Thomas Matyja, Kyle Pratt
184OppytimistsKeith Heinrich(c), Duane Parnell, Jennifer McMillan
182Hudirt KnobbymenJustin Bennett(c), Peter Jenkins, Scott McCarthy
181Team TinyJohn McMullan(c), Leah Barnett, David Booth, Peter Lovell
180 The Petite Boys Kim Christie(c), Mark Kerswell, Kevin Tomlinson
2020
Queensland Oppy cancelled in 2021 due to Covid
2021
431ChickoppysTania Gover(c), Tara Partridge, Nakita Brown
Qld Record All Female
361CycloppysRal Dover(c), Colin Canfield, Mark Harris, Francis Lim, Thomas Matyja
360Post Pandemic PloddersBrian Hornby(c), Kendall Trembearth, Peter Watson
229In the FlècheTara Horner(c), Maddison Bowyer, Sonia Maddy, Michelle McCue
227EasyridersJohn McMullan(c), Heath Carney, Peter Lovell, Scott McCarthy
194BVRTeasePeter Jenkins(c), Vaughan Kippers, David Taylor, Dean Tummers, Bob Wagner
191Petit OppytuneLisa Stanhope(c), Ruth Brown, Vlasta Gall, Sharon Jewell
181Pub CrawlersAnthony Richardson(c), Chris Groves, Mick Haywood, Chris Richardson
180Oppymistic BoysKym Ayling(c), Mitchell Simpson, Chris Williams
2022

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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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The Facebook Group for Audax Queensland discussion can be found here.

Queensland Upcoming Rides

Upcoming rides for Queensland for the next 28 days

Details of all scheduled rides are in the Audax Calendar

01
Oct
Southern Saunter Register
A tour of some of Brisbane\\\'s suburbs
Distance: 204km | QLD | BRM
01
Oct
Spring Time 600 (2022) Register
A ride on the Downs – Details to follow
Distance: 600km | QLD | BRM
04
Oct
River Loop October Register
A social ride followed by a coffee at West End Park Cafe on Montague Rd
Distances: 50km, 100km | QLD | BA
08
Oct
Dirty Big Brisbane River Loop Register
The REAL Brisbane River loop.
Distance: 400km | QLD | BG
08
Oct
Babinda Audax 40/85/100 Register
Saturday is bakery day in Babinda, a range of distances available all on sealed roads as we explore the Roads Less Travelled
Distances: 40km, 88km, 105km | QLD | BA
09
Oct
Fassifern Folly Register
A meander through the food bowl of the Fassifern Valley taking in country scenery and mountain vistas. The ride will be undulating and traverse some of the less travelled roads in the valley.
Distances: 152km, 202km | QLD | BRM
11
Oct
River Loop – Social Ride Register
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: 40km | QLD | Soc
15
Oct
Deliverance Register
Beautiful ride to the historic Jimna Fire Tower returning to Fernvale
Distances: 227km, 227km | QLD | BA
16
Oct
FNQ Jacaranda Festival Audax 2022 Register
Two dirt rides to celebrate the arrival of the Jacarandas in Herberton. Camp overnight in Wondecla, have a great ride, then check out the Herberton Jacaranda Festival.
Distances: 35km, 42km | QLD | BD
18
Oct
River Loop – Social Ride Register
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: 40km | QLD | Soc
22
Oct
Western Loop Register
A loop of the upper Brisbane Valley/South Burnett. Not a difficult ride but limited water for first 70 km. Camel Back essential.
Distance: 152km | QLD | BG
22
Oct
Glamorgan Vale Gourmet Gallop Register
A group ride in the UAF style on relatively quiet roads starting at Toowong, breakfast at Peak Crossing, morning tea at Rosewood and a lunch stop at the historic Glamorgan Vale Hotel. More info here: https://audax.org.au/knowledge-base/about-audax-rides/
Distance: 205km | QLD | BUAF

Most Audax Queensland rides will have the route loaded on the tracker page