The spirit of Audax is that of a self-supporting ride on any form of human powered vehicle either
alone or with others whilst maintaining an average speed of between 15 and 30 kph, from start to
finish and in between controls.
Not a race, not a tour, not a sportive, not a fun ride per se — but nevertheless a ride for fun!
, for a real sense of achievement
and of course — it's challenging!
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
to finish and between Controls; which are set up to help participants
stay on course and maintain
the average speed.
Origins & History
In 1891, when Pierre Giffard
organised a 1,200km
race to promote the bicycle,
he could not imagine that 120 years later, nearly 6,000 randonneurs
would set out
for a new edition of the audacious adventure.
French amateur and professional cyclists started on September 6, 1891
The rest is making history!