What is Audax?
Long distance cycling in the UK is supported and organised by Audax UK, and run by volunteers around the country. The primary challenge of an audax is to cover a long distance by bicycle; routes are not sign-posted and riders are expected to be self-sufficient. This means following a route sheet themselves, avoiding getting lost, managing any mechanical problems and looking after their own needs for food and drink. Riders are required to pass through checkpoints known as controls. These control points are in place to ensure that the minimum distance is covered and evidence is required at each control, either by gaining a “proof of passage” such as a stamp in a cafe, till receipt, cash machine receipt, or by answering the predefined question on the Brevet card. The Brevet card is the document used to collect evidence the distance was completed.
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