Congratulations to Eoghan Barry who became the first member of Audax Ireland to receive the Randonneur 5000 medal. 192 randonneurs were awarded the medal for 2012 representing 18 countries.
The Randonneur 5000 medal is awarded for completing the full series of 200, 300, 400, 600, and 1000 km brevets, the Paris–Brest–Paris and a Flèche, together with enough additional events to bring the total to 5000kms in a 4 year period.
The destination for the Easter Fleche this year will be Cork city.
The Fleche is a unique and challenging event in the audax calendar. Riding in teams of 3-5, riders travel for twenty-four hours along routes of their own choosing to converge on a common destination point where they stare bleary-eyed at each other over all-day breakfasts and restorative pints. The traditional date of the Easter weekend carries with it the guarantee of many hours cycling in the dark and the additional threat of tough weather conditions, but the cameraderie and team spirit more than make up for it. The laurels go to the team that manages the longest route with the Irish record currently standing at 486km.
Full details and rules can be found on the web page. Entries are now open.
The 2013 Season will kick off with the Kings Mountain 200, starting from Whitehall, Dublin 9. More details on the Calendar page.
PLEASE NOTE: This event was previously published as being on Sat 23rd. The correct date is SUNDAY 24th February.
Those who wish to do so should be able to take bikes on the Dart, get off at Killester, and it’s only a short spin from there to the Start.
MAP now added to event page
Early entries would be appreciated, as Aidan will be away from 11th to 18th Feb. If you can’t get your completed entry to him before that please mail email@example.com to let him know you intend to take part.
See you there !