There are a number of people already signed up for the AUDAX 200km on January 14, 2017. As usual, the ride will start at the Starbucks at United Square (Address: 101 Thomson Road, #01-01 United Square, 307591) and will finish at Brewerkz at Riverside Point. We will be following the Patrick Williams Way AUDAX 200km and you can download the .GPX file from this map below. Meet at 5am to register / sign up and we roll at 5:30 sharp. This is the first ride of the 2017 year so if you have not signed up as a member you can do it at registration. Rides are S$5 for members and S$25 for non-members.
Riders will have 13 hours to complete the 200km distance. SIGN UP HERE
First time doing an AUDAX Ride?
The ride is mostly in Malaysia so you need to bring your passport, EP, PR, white card for visitors, return travel tickets for overseas tourists, etc. Anything you need to cross the border you need to bring.
There are plenty of places to stop for water and snacks. The stops are mostly at petrol (gas) stations. The currency used in Malaysia is the Malaysian Ringgit. It is usually good to bring some Ringgit and some Singapore dollars for food and drink when you get back home. Many of the riders usually finish at Brewerkz with some much needed calorie replacement. It is usually advisable to bring enough food for at least 100km and then top up at the various stops in Malaysia.
Make sure you tires are in good shape. It is usually a good idea to bring two spare tubes, CO2 cannisters, and a friend who will carry a spare tire. Tighten everything up as the roads in Malaysia are not as nice as the ones here in Singapore. If you get a puncture then raise your hand and let people know so they can help you fix your puncture.
It is a good idea to pace yourself. There are riders who will ride at varying speeds and it is usually a good idea to ride at a pace that you feel you can complete the full 200km distance.
At the end of the ride your time will be recorded and sent to Paris for ‘homologation’. For those who are planning to do long distance rides and who need to use AUDAX rides as qualifiers you will get an official homologation number within two weeks. Medallions are also available (S$25 each) for finishers who want to remember their time on the bike. Each of the AUDAX rides have medallions: 200km, 300km, 400km, 600km and for those who do all four there is the Super Randonneur Medallion.
It is a good idea to have travel insurance for this trip to Malaysia. (or anywhere really). I use www.directasia.com
I won’t travel without it! http://www.directasia.com/blog/cycling-in-asia-be-prepared/