The first ride of the 2019 AUDAX season will take place on November 17, 2018! At time of writing more than 50 people have already signed up.
The AUDAX season runs from November 2018- October 31 2019. Paris-Brest-Paris is in August 2019. To become a member of Singapore AUDAX you can join here Note that rides are much cheaper for members (S$5 instead of S$25) and you also get cheaper deals AUDAX kit throughout the year. Note these fees are kept low and have never been increased in the 11 years that AUDAX has been in Singapore.
The ride will be All-In-Singapore and the route and file can be downloaded here
Like most of the other amazing AUDAX routes, this one was designed by Patrick Williams, who will be joining us after a long hiatus. Patrick offers the following warning about this route:
Fellow Audaxers, be sure to study the map ahead of time and follow your cue sheet or GPS device. Too often riders just plan to “follow other riders,” only to find themselves off course or lost because the other riders disappeared up the road and they hadn’t planned ahead. On this route, pay special attention NOT to turn left out of NTU onto Jalan Bahar toward LCK and Kranji (as many us do out of habit). You must turn RIGHT onto Jalan Bahar and go around through CCK before returning to LCK! Many riders missed this right turn last year and ended up cutting the course by 15km. Course-cutting can result in disqualification and getting no homologation for the ride! –patrick.
For people who are new to Singapore or who are from a foreign land, this is a perfect opportunity to see almost every place on the island. Also if you have never tried a long distance ride this is a safe bet as it is easy to get a taxi or call a friend if you find yourself shattered.
Note that we will be starting at WCH McDonalds in the outdoor area.
- Given we will be traversing the mighty NTU hill on this route we will have a KOM prize for the first rider to top the mountain. The KOM winner will win a Singapore AUDAX jersey. The 2nd person across will win a pair of Singapore AUDAX socks.
- First to finish– as you can see the ride will start and finish at the WCH parking lot behind the bus stop. The first rider to complete the full distance will also win a Singapore AUDAX jersey. To be the first to finish you actually need to pay attention to Patrick’s advice above and also to be first.
- Audax Spirit Award: Finally, as in years past there will be an award for the person who best embodies the Audax spirit. Remember that audax is a Latin word meaning “bold,” “daring,” or “courageous,” which doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with being the first up the hill or to the end of the route. If you witness another rider displaying the audax spirit, submit their name along with a description of their bold and courageous deeds to firstname.lastname@example.org. The person whose name is submitted the most will win a pair of Singapore AUDAX socks. Please note, you need to get to know your fellow riders’ names if you want to nominate one of them!
All riders must register and start at the WCP McDonalds outdoor area. Map Registration will open at 3:30am on Saturday morning and close at 4:25. We will roll at 4:30am sharp. Riders will have a total of 13.5 hours to complete the entire distance.
What to bring?
Well since we are staying in Singapore there is no need for passports, PR, EP etc. There is still a need to bring food, water and spare tubes and cO2s. There are plenty of places to get food and drink along the way.
Will likely be in the parking lot behind WCH bus stop…keep your eyes open.