Audax Randonneurs SA
The Long Distance Cycling Ethos
Not a race, not a tour, not a sportive, not a fun ride per se — but nevertheless a ride for fun!, for companionship, for a real sense of achievement and of course — it’s challenging!
Brevet Randonneur Mondiaux (BRM)
Standard distances for a ‘Brevet Randonneur Mondiaux’ (BRM) are 200; 300; 400; 600; and 1000 kms (yet to be ridden in SA) which have to be ridden at an average speed between 15/30 kph from start to finish and between Controls; which are set up to help participants stay on course and maintain the average speed. Controls are usually between 40 and 80kms apart and are usually situated where a break can be taken and refreshment obtained. A medal is awarded at the successful completion of an event (Randonnee) which also records the distance.
The significant feature of these events, in other words the ETHOS, is the self supporting nature of the ride. Support can be given at Controls but not in between, other than from among the participants or received fortuitously e.g. passersby such as other cyclists do-gooders or even a well placed cycle shop or garage!
View website: http://audaxsa.co.za/
May 09 2017 By Cresta Wheelers