Western Australia

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

Southern Pathway Blitz
Southern Pathway Blitz
Distance: 203km | WA | BA
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02 Mar
Dental York 200
Dental York 200
Distance: 203km | WA | BRM
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10 Mar
Opperman All Day Trial (WA)
The Fleche Opperman All Day Trial (or “The Oppy”) is a 24-hour team time trial held annually. If you’re not up for 24 hours of riding, try the Traces Nationale or Petit Oppy. Teams must ride together and finish at the Bell Tower in central Perth.
Distance: 413km | WA | Fleche
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23 Mar
Jarrah and Pines
Starting in the city you head to the hills for a scenic ride thru the Darling ranges with a few small lumps along the way.
Distances: 53km, 120km, 202km | WA | BRM
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06 Apr
Toodyay Loop
PSP to Muchea thence thru the Chittering Valley and Julimar Forest to Toodyay. Leave Toodyay via back roads with a stop at Bakers Hill Pie Shop. Then Woorooloo, Chidlow, Darlington, Midland & back to Bassendean.
Distances: 101km, 201km | WA | BA
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13 Apr
Garden Of Eden
Grand tour of the Perth hills
Distances: 54km, 105km, 202km | WA | BA
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27 Apr
Preston Beach 200
Preston Beach 200
Distances: 100km, 200km | WA | BRM
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11 May
Southern Valley Loop
Starting in Collie, a loop around the Fergeson Valley, Donnybrook and Kirup.
Distance: 202km | WA | BA
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25 May

WA Newsletters

We’re calling on all WA Audax members to let us know what content you’d like to see in our newsletter, or better still submit content to any of the committee members for inclusion.

Please enjoy the WA Newsletters in the links below.

2022 August Audax WA Newsletter

2022 Easter Audax WA Newsletter

Archived Newsletters

See below for archived ride reports or see Ride Reports.
To create a Ride Report go to My Ride Reports

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Perth Augusta Perth
Perth Augusta Perth – Ride Report (10/10/22-13/10/22). Day 0: I took off from Tullamarine airport Saturday morning and when I arrived in Perth it was still Saturday morning due to a 3 hour time difference from ‘over east’. After checking into my hotel in South Perth I unpacked my bike and was relieved to find […]
Chris Taylor
10 Oct 22
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The Road Alone (Carls report on the Aching Armadale 2022 Ride)
I suspect like many of us this time of year, I find the idea of cycling is a lot more appealing than the actual doing. As cold weather fronts blast through the Metro area, I am more inclined to give into the temptation of getting my cycling fix in front of Tour de France and […]
Glenn Mitton
24 Jul 22
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The 3 Amigos Opperman All Day Trial
Riders: Perry Raison(Team Captain) Pippa Engledow and Ed Pley Distance 445km (4km of ascent) It was Wednesday evening 16th March and the only proposed W.A. Oppy team no longer had a minimum compliment of three with Gary Peakall having to withdraw.  Though I thought it unlikely that anyone would agree to a 24 hour ride […]
Perry Raison
19 Mar 22
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Spring Dawn til’ Dusk 240
  Just 3 riders: Hitesh Madan, Gary Peakall & Perry Raison Everyone else was either scared off by the prospect of lots of hills or distracted by the Royal Agricultural Show or had footy finals hangovers etc. The concept of the Dawn to Dusk series has it origins in the very first ‘Audax’ ride, although when […]
Perry Raison
27 Sep 21
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WA: 40th Anniversary BRM 600 – Perth to Bridgetown
Riders’ experience of a 600km route south to Bridgetown and back that was first ridden as an Audax route in 1985.
WA Media
18 Sep 21
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WA: Timber and Wheat Ride 2021
WA Audax’s Timber and Wheat ride was ridden on Saturday 14 August starting at Pioneer Village in Armadale at 6am. It was ridden by Gary, Nicholas, Ed and wecoming Julian for his first regular ride, other than a previous PAP. The cool start at 6am turned into an awesome day for riding, being cool but […]
Glenn Mitton
14 Aug 21
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WA: Smelly Welly – My first 300km
Tim Pezet’s account of his first 300km ride
WA Media
17 Jul 21
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WA: Blackwood 600km & 400km
The Blackwood 600/400/200 had five riders for the 600 & two for the 400km routes. The start was at Megan & Steve Kidds’ beach house in Falcon.  Thank you guys for letting us use this great location. It was a 6am start and you could feel nervousness in the air as most riders had driven […]
Wayne Hickman
05 Jun 21
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WA: East of York 206km
Riders: Guido Gadomsky (RO), Michael Eva & Diane Humphries (first Audax rides), Kym Murray, Gary Peakall, Tim Pezet, Ed Pley, Perry Raison East of York, The startline (Photo by Gary Peakall) Eight riders, all 206k entrants, assembled before 7AM at York for this somewhat remote ‘back country’ ride. Gary and myself travelled togethor to the […]
Perry Raison
16 May 21
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WA: Forrest and Plains 605km
Stan Pennors’ report on his first Audax ride. 605km loop south of Perth.
WA Media
01 May 21
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WA: Southern Coastal and Hills 2021
Southern Coast and Hills saw a decent turnout. There were 2 riders in each distance of 50, 100 and 200km. After a quick coffee at the start point and a brief moment to appreciate the perfect morning weather next to the estuary, the ride began. Navigating the twists and turns along the Estuary it was […]
Edward Pley
17 Apr 21
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WA: Toodyay Audax WA’s Easter Retreat
A few days in Toodyay to do scenic rides and relax
WA Media
02 Apr 21

Archived Ride Reports (work in progress)

Many of these reports have been extracted from long-ago published Audax Australia or CTA newsletters

Rides Aboard

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

2022

10 October 2022 Audax WA’s feature ride held every four year.

24 July 2022 Aching Armadale 2022 Ride

19 March 2022 The 3 Amigos Opperman All Day Trial. The WA Oppy team achieved an impressive 445km

2021

27 September 2021 Three rides tackle the hills

19 September 2021 Riders’ experiences as they followed the route of the first 600km ride ridden in WA

14 August 2021 RO’s report. A loop from Armadale to the south then across and back through the wheatbelt.

17 July 2021 Tim Pezet’s account of his first 300km ride

5 June 2021 Big loops to the south in wet and cold conditions

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

2020

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.

21 November 2020 Hilly 200km around the Perth hills

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.

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

29 February 2020 1600km ride to Wae Rock through the western and southern wheatbelts. Also 200km ride along the initial section of the route.

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

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

2017

4003km journey from Fremantle to Bondi Beach by Wayne Hickman

2015

100 km to 400 km rides southward from Perth

Perth to Esperance 1289 km in 7 days

2010

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.

Summer 2010. Glen Lacy’s report on his recumbent ride. Out to Gin Gin and Clackline way.

2009

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

2008

21 – 23 November 2008 Cycling weekend at Dwellingup

Summary of various rides taken in ride year 2007/2008

2007

7 July 2007 200km & 100km rides Hilly, out Brookton Highway

23 – 24 November 2007 Social weekend at Dwellingup

9 December 2007 100km & 200km rides. DWP to the south

Short summaries of a number of rides in 2007

2006

25 March 2006 – Perth to Coolup & return

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

1996

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

1995

January 1995 Moon-lit ride passed the various prisons – Casuarina, Karnet,

Summer 1995? Out to York – Beverley way.

1994

29 October 1994 Unsupported Randonnée of 1,000/1,200 or 1,500km through WA’s south-west

1992

February 1992 A group headed to Albany for a ride out to Denmark, Mt Barker, past the Porongarups before returning to Albany.

1991

September 1991 600km ride doing a loop from Kelmscott heading out Brookton Highway & Donnelly River 200 taking in Pemberton and Manjimup

First rides of these distances held in WA.

27 January 1991 Evening ride that attracted 30 riders! Route out Guilderton way.

1990

1000 km ride in the Wheatbelt

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

9 September 1990 Other rides held from 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.

1989

14 September 1989 Supported ride doing a series of loops based around York.

5 August 1989 200km ride from Pickering Brook to Toodyay and back. 600km ride described as riding in circles down to Bunbury on the first day and then passing through Bannister, Boddington and Dwellingup on the second day.

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

Fred Surr’s account of his visit to Perth in May 1989

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

12 March 1989 Loop down to Coolup

200km down to Lake Clifton and back

1988

27-28 August 1988 First day was Armadale to the south – Pinjarra – Bunbury and back 360km. Second day to Bannister – Boddington – Dwellingup – Armadale.

Two rides … a 400km route on 25 June 1988 and a 200km ride on 11 August 1988

1 – 4 April 1988 An Easter ride. A series of loops allowing riders to stay in the one location for sleep.

Perth to Sydney (4380km) via Adelaide, Melbourne and Canberra in record time.

17 January 1988 37 riders did a time trial around the Mundijong area

1987

11 April 1987 Off to Bullsbrook – Toodyay – Northam – Kalamunda

1986

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

1985

12 October 1985 Perth – Mandurah – Pinjarra – Harvey – Dardanup – Kirup – Bridgetown – Donnybrook – Dardanup and back to Perth

12 October 1985 Riding the same route as the above 600km route but finishing in Bridgetown. these rides were conducted with CTA achievement rides with riders also signing up for the Audax Qualification.

Report covering the first Audax ride in WA on 28 July 1985. 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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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: https://audax.org.au/ride/event-register/?event_id=10286 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: https://audax.org.au/knowledge-base/ride-awards/ 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 Secretaryawards@audax.org.au
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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LRM Inspiration
Kudos to Francis Lim for his third LRM International Super Randonneur award.What a great way to see the world. Certificate Elevated Continents Rider Countries 199 1200 4C Francis Lim Australia Thailand France USA 200 1200 4C Francis Lim Australia USA Israel UK 209 1200 4C Francis Lim USA New Zealand Italy Korea Francis’s last ISR […]
Thomas Price
24 Jun
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Audax Australia Brevet Report 2022
Audax Australia Brevet Report 2022 Attached is the Audax Australia Brevet Report 2022 The report has been collated by:Audax Australia Brevet EditorMatt Rawnsley
Thomas Price
11 Mar

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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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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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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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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