Welcome to Audax WA

Western Australia is a randonneurs delight, offering a diverse range of cycling experiences. There are many kilometres of quality cycle paths to explore. Those who venture further can find forests, vineyards, farmlands and magnificent coastal regions.

Detailed information about Audax riding can be found at Audax Australia.

You can contact Audax WA via wa.media@audax.org.au or refer to the Contacts tab.

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WA Upcoming Rides

Upcoming rides for WA for the next 3 months

Details of all scheduled rides are in the Audax Calendar

19
Jun
Dawn til Dusk (Winter) Register
Bassendean-Muchea-Toodyay-Chidlow-Bassendean
Distance: 204km | WA | BRM
04
Jul
Departed Friends Memorial Ride Register
A memorial to Dave, Brian, Shivanand, Steve. A loop around the Peel inlet, via Mandurah & Pinjarra.
Distances: 126km, 214km | WA | BRM
17
Jul
Smelly Welly 100, 200, 300 Register
North Bannister > Wandering > Dryandra > Cuballing > Popanyinning > Pingelly > Wandering > North Bannister
Distances: 104km, 201km, 300km | WA | BRM
01
Aug
North of Northam
Northam – Bolgart – Calingiri – Goomalling – Northam Supported ride – details TBA
Distances: 100km, 213km | WA | BRM
14
Aug
Timber & Wheat Tour
Leaving the Pioneer Village we climb to Jarrahdale, then on through to the Albany Hwy & turning at North Bannister into the wheatbelt of Wandering, Pingelly, Aldersyde, Dangin and Beverley. Rolling hills to finish downhill via Brookton Highway.
Distances: 100km, 206km, 300km, 401km | WA | BA
21
Aug
Jarrah and Pines
City and Hills
Distance: 202km | WA | BRM
29
Aug
Dental Sunday 200
On the 7th day you shall do your Audax riding. For those still busy with creation on Sat. this hilly ride along scenic roads will take you to Serpentine Dam and back. Did I say hilly?
Distance: 200km | WA | BRM
11
Sep
Centenary of the BRM 200 – Perth Register
Centenary of the BRM 200 .
Distance: 200km | WA | BRM

See below for archived ride reports or see Ride Reports.
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Archived Ride Reports (work in progress)

Many of these reports have been extracted from often long ago published newsletters

Wayne Hickman’s report

Brief report on WA rider participation

Ross Cussons’ report on an organised tour of the Pyrenees to Paris

July 2007 – Glenn Mitton’s cycling holiday in Europe

21 June 2004 – The toughest Audax-style event the Rod Marston had ever done and his first Raid randonnée, a long distance non-competitive tour with normal overnight stops at two-star hotels.

Aileen Martin’s report on her 1997 ride – the first Australian woman rider to ride the course

Phil Giddens account of a 4 week bicycle trip through France, culminating in the “Raid Pyrénéen’, a Randonnée Permanente of 710km, with 18 mountain passes, 11,000 meters of climbing, and a 100 hour time limit.

Aileen Martin’s account of completing the PBP. The first Australian women to do so.

Don Brigg’s report

16 May 2021 Perry Raison’s account of a ride into the wide openness of the wheatbelt

1 May 2021 Stan Pennor’s first Audax ride completing a loop down south of Capel and back. A supported ride that was a great success.

17 April 2021 Ed Pley’s report on 200km ride. 100 and 50km rides also held.

Weekend of cycling in the Toodyay area

27 February 2021 Sacha Dowell’s account of the longest Audax ride yet done in WA

25 January 2021 200 & 100km night rides taking in various prisons around Perth. A popular ride over the years and well attended again.

16 January 2021 Social ride on a hot, windy day

21 November 2020 Hilly 200km around the Perth hills

27 December 2020 Permanent 50km vicinity of scenic Mandurah

19 December 2020 Summer Dawn til’ Dusk Out to York and back on a very hot day

5 December 2020 Out to Two Rocks, Regans Ford, New Norcia, Tooyay, Muchea before back to start at Bayswater.

6 November 2020 1003km ride through the south-west and wheatbelt regions

Ride photos taken through out the Audax year 1 November 2019 to 31 October 2020

13 September 2020 A 41km and a 83km loop in on dirt trails in Perth Hills

17 October 2020 600km journey Bell Tower – Toodyay, Northam, Wundowie, Beverley, York, Wonga Hills, New Norcia, Bindoon and back to the start. Great photos too.

22 August 2020 A ride that appears on the calendar most years – Toodyay-Northam-Meckering-York-Toodyay

8 August 2020 214 & 128km rides to honour passing local Audax personalities. DWP heading south for a loop around Peel estuary.

25 July 2020 Nice hilly ride ticking all the boxes of why we do Audax rides

13 June 2020 300km loop down to Harvey and back. 400km loop down to Bunbury.

12 July 2020 Three riders rode the 200km out to Tammin and back. The 150km followed a route to Quairading before heading back. Interesting weather conditions.

23 May 2020 Scenic ride the goes through Toodyay before heading back to Northam.

25 January 2020 An evening summer ride from Deep Water Point to the south and back.

16 February 2020 Pleasant loop up the scarp to Dwellingup, then back through the forrest and down the scarp to Mandurah

8 February 2020 A ride run every year in appreciation for the contributions Bjorn made to Audax on a Regional and National level.

4003km journey from Fremantle to Bondi Beach by Wayne Hickman

100 km to 400 km rides southward from Perth

Perth to Esperance 1289 km in 7 days

Perth – Jarrahdale – Boddington – Dwellingup – Pinjarra – Perth

25 July 2010 – 25th Anniversary ride

A perspective of several UAF rides held in WA in 2010

15 May 2010 – Australia’s inaugural 600 km Audax Français brevet

Australia’s first 400 km UAF brevet was held in Western Australia in August. This is how it went.

20 – 22 November 2009 Weekend away

Beach Life 100km by Greg Davey DWP heading north; Dirty Dell 35km off road; Dog leg Loop 100km DWP heading south; UAF Perth 100km Group ride of 15 riders around the rivers (1st UAF ride); UAF Yanchep-Chittering 200km Group of 11 riders

Carol Dooley’s account of multi-day ride Bridgetown – Northcliffe – Walpole – Denmark – rocky Gully – Manjimup – Bridgetown

25 March 2006 – Perth to Coolup & return

12 August 2006 – Gosnells – North Bannister – Dwellingup – Pinjarra – Harvey and return via Pinjarra

23 March 1996 – South to Mandurah – Yarloop – Preston Beach and return

1000 km ride in the Wheatbelt

9 September 1990 – York – Toodyay – Goomalling – Meekering – York

8 April 1990 – Midland, up Green Mount hill on to Clackline, York, Beverly, Brookton then back along the Brookton Highway through Kalamunda to the start point.

23 April 1989 – Midland – Guiderton – Mudgumber – Toodyay – Midland

June 1989 – Pickering Brook – Narrogin – Brookton – Jarrahdale – Pickering Brook

30 August 1986 – 600km loop to Bridgetown and back in the early days of Audax riding in WA

12 July 1986 – In the cold of winter Midland – Chittering Valley – Bindoon – Toodyay – Northam – York – Northam – Beverley – Karragullen – Midland

Report covering the first Audax ride in WA. The ride was done in conjunction with a Cycle Touring Association of WA (Inc) ride. This report by Aileen Martin was published in CTA’s Newsletter Issue No. 66 September/October 1985

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