• Choosing your first 200km audax

    The Audax calendar can be confusing to navigate when you first look at it. Codes for this, that and the other, what does AAA even mean? BR-what? When I did my first 200km audax a few moons ago now (Scouting Mam Tor IIRC), I took the advice of someone I knew and didn’t even look at the jargon. It was…

  • My first Randonneur Round the Year award

    A whaty what now? Dear reader, the Randonneur Round the Year (RRtY) Award is for riders who successfully complete at least one 200km+ brevet per calendar month for a whole year. Should a rider fail to complete a brevet in a given month, they must start all over again – these rides must be consecutive. I took on the challenge…