Audax South Africa
Permanent 200km from Valverde in The Cradle
Introducing our first permanent event. You can ride this event any time you like. You are also welcome to enter and ride this event more than once. While you may ride alone, we recommend riding in groups for safety. Permanent events are homologated and treated as proper Audax events, except that they cannot be used as qualifiers for major events such as Paris-Brest-Paris. This is a trial, and the future of permanent Audax events will depend on the level of interest.
This is the very popular 200km circular route from Valverde in The Cradle of Humankind via Hekpoort, Magaliesburg & Carletonville, consisting of:
- 200.9km distance
- 1 788m climbing
This permanent route is provided to enable people to enjoy a long outdoor ride as personal training. It is ideal for observing social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic. This is not a normal cycling event. You are merely provided with a route, which you undertake as a private excursion.
Safe parking is available at Valverde, which is also a great place to stop for a coffee after the ride. However, you are also welcome to start at any other point on the route and complete a full circuit.
Entry fee: AudaxSA is a non profit organisation and entry fees reflect this. The entry fee for this event is R60. The entry fee provides you with the following:
- Entry administration and bank charges
- The GPS route downloadable form this page
- The map and cue sheet downloadable from this page
- Homologation of your ride and issue of a homologation number
- Your result will be uploaded to http://audaxsa.co.za/all-results/
To keep costs down, note that no medals are provided.
Ride Instructions: Please note that no final instructions will be sent. Everything you need is on this page. Once you have entered and paid you can do the ride at any time during the calendar month. (A new permanent event will be set for future months)
GPS Instructions: Please open the above link in a desktop browser. You can use the “More” button to download a .fit or .gpx file for your Garmin GPS. For Wahoo users, log into your ridewithgps account (create a free account if you don’t have one), link your wahoo to your ridewithgps account, press the “Pin” button and the route will download to your Elemnt or Element Bolt.
Homologation: This event is validated by GPS tracking. You are required to prove that you have covered the full route by emailing [email protected] and including either:
- A link to your Strava activity (please make sure that your activity is marked as public)
- A GPS track in .gpx format
To prevent Covid-19 spread, homologation is non-touch and electronic. There is no need to get signatures from control points. They are good places to buy food and drink, but you are welcome to ride straight past the controls.
Route safety: Take note that much of the route takes place on narrow roads. For safety we recommend that you ride in single file. Only ride two abreast where it is safe to do so and never ride more than two abreast.Note that some sections of the routes have potholes, so please exercise caution.
Equipment: If you will be starting or finishing in the dark, it is compulsory to have front and back lights fixed to your bike and a reflective harness, vest or jacket.
Keep to the route: Please note that you are not permitted to choose your own route between controls, you are required to follow the route provided.
Support: Please note that no support vehicles are allowed anywhere on the route, including at the controls.
The Rules: Please familiarize yourself with the rules of Audax Cycling https://audaxsa.co.za/rules/
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Valverde Eco Hotel, Mogale City
|Address||Mulderdrift Road, Gauteng|