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.

Facebook page: Audax WA

Facebook Group: Audax WA Randonneurs

WA Upcoming Rides

Upcoming rides for WA for the next 3 months

Details of all scheduled rides are in the Audax Calendar

The MammothRegister
This ride is UNSUPPORTED. You will need to carry anything that you require and book any accommodation. Tour of The Great Southern Farms & Forrest before heading North to Geraldton then back to Perth
Distances: 203km, 2005km | WA | LRM
The Mammoth BA 400Register
400km BA, riding out with the Mammoth riders, on to Collie, and return to Perth.
Distance: 418km | WA | BA
Toodyay LoopRegister
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, 200km | WA | BRM
Dental York 200Register
Ride out to York via Bakers Hill, and returning via back roads.
Distance: 200km | WA | BRM
Petit Fleche Opperman Trial WARegister
Teams of 3, 4 or 5 bikes. Each team chooses its own start point and course.
Distance: 180km | WA | Fleche
Fleche Opperman All Day Trial WARegister
Teams of 3, 4 or 5 bikes. Each team chooses its own start point and course. A minimum of 360km must be ridden in 24hrs from 08:00 Sat morning. All rides finish at the Carriage Café, Fremantle.
Distance: 360km | WA | Fleche
Easter Weekend – Ride to ToodyayRegister
Bassendean – Wundowie – York – Toodyay Supported ride – details TBA
Distance: 200km | WA | BRM
Easter Weekend – Rides from ToodyayRegister
3 rides from Toodyay returning during the day
Distances: 50km, 50km, 107km, 200km, 248km | WA | BRM
Easter Weekend – Talbot Wander from Toodyay to BassendeanRegister
Distance: 200km | WA | BRM
Southern Coastal and Hills 200
Starting from Mandurah, ride around the Peel Inlet and across to Dwellingup, before returning via Pinjara.
Distance: 208km | WA | BRM
Dental Sunday 300
On the 7th day you shall do your Audax riding. For those still busy with creation on Sat. this hilly 300k ride is intended to help with qualification for Paris 2019. Flat roads and some hills should make for a pleasant mix.
Distance: 302km | WA | BRM
Forrest and Plains
Mostly flat with a shortish hilly section via Dwellingup. Meander thru the scenic SW via local back roads staying O/N @ Busselton Supported ride – details TBA
Distances: 305km, 400km, 605km | WA | BRM

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Archived Ride Reports (work in progress)

Brief report on WA rider participation

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.

27 December 2020 – New permanent route – an easy, scenic 50km permanent ride in the Mandurah area

19 December 2020 – Perry Raison’s report on a tough ride in very hot and windy conditions taking in Muchea – Toodyay – York – Wundowie.

5 December 2020 – Perry Raison’s ride report on a route covering Two Rocks – Regans Ford – New Norcia – Toodyay and Muchea. 200 & 115km routes also ridden that day.

6 November 2020 – Wayne Hickman’s report on his and Nick’s 1003km ride

1 November 2019 – 31 October 2020 – Not the usual year

17 October 2020 – Nick Mandoki’s report on a tough 600km with 4,500m of climbing – hills, heat & headwinds …

13 September 2020 – Gary Peakall’s ride reports on two dirt rides held on trails in the Perth hills…

22 August 2020 – Toodyay through Northam and into the wheatbelt

8 August 2020 – 128 km down to Mandurah & return and a 214 km around the Peel Estuary

25 July 2020 – Great ride looping through the Perth Hills

12 July 2020 – venturing into the empty varseness of the wheatbelt east of York

13 June 2020 – Loop down to either Harvey or Bunbury & return

23 May 2020 – Starting at Northam and heading into the wheatbelt roughly to the North

Short report on the February 2020 1600 km WAve Rock and the Wave the WAivers 200km rides

16 February 2020 – The Mandurah Dwellingup Permanent 100km ride takes riders east from the coastal plain up to the Darling Range before returning with a fast run down the scarp and a flat cruise to the start point at Mandurah Train Station.

8 February 2020 – The annual ride celebrating Bjorn’s contribution to Audax

25 January 2020 – A night ride starting at Deep Water Point (DWP), Mt Pleasant. The route headed south on the principal shared path (PSP) with the 100km group turning around at Paganoni Road, while the 200km riders continued via Pinjara to loop near Coolup before riding the same route back

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.

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.

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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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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