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Audax UK - Update 16 May 2020

COVID-19 - Suspension of AUK rides: Update

In the Chair's message to members last month, he said that the current suspension of recognition of AUK events would be reviewed if there were to be any meaningful and relevant change to the current guidance on social distancing and group activities from the government.

Accordingly, we have studied the Prime Minister's statement of May 10th and the subsequent guidance issued, and have also considered the views and intentions of the devolved nations and the implications of those. We have also taken note of advice issued by other relevant bodies, such as Sport England, British Cycling, and Cycling UK, and consulted with our insurers.

Our judgement is that it would be premature to make any changes to the suspension at the moment, particularly given that the amended guidance applies only to England, and that different conditions apply in the devolved nations. However, we are working on identifying and working through ways in which we might return to validating AUK events as soon as we conclude that it is both safe and responsible to do so.

AUK Board

May 16th 2020

Members' Survey

We have now completed mailing all members with a link to the online survey form. If you haven't received a mail and would like to complete the survey, first check your junk mail to see if the mail has landed there. If not, e-mail the membership secretary ( and we will send you a mail with a link. Otherwise, you can download a pdf version from here, and send it in by post. So far (19/04/20) we've had over 2,200 completed surveys, but we'd like to get as many as possible, so if you have time to complete it we'd be grateful.

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Arrivée On-line

If the Covid-19 situation has left you off your bike and with time to spare, try an Arrivée retrospective. We've posted all the recent issues on-line (previously was only up to 2017), and will continue to post new issues, 1-2 months after publication. The links are here

We plan to create a basic index of articles in these old issues - if you would be interested in helping with this please contact Rob McIvor on

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The Flapjack from Chippenham.

New to Audax? Audax UK is the world's largest long-distance cycling club, with a great range of rides from the short(ish) to the very (very) long. Find out what it's all about in New to Audax, then come and join us for a ride

Rider of the Month

Lockdown 200.

Katie riding the "lockdown 200" on Zwift - no points, no brevet card, no validation .... just hot, sweaty and boring scenery! Check out Katie's YouTube channel and maybe relive some audax rides whilst you can't get out there for real.

Riders of the month archive

Coming up...

We're sorry, but until further notice all Calendar events have been suspended, and AUK will not validate DIY or Perm rides. Please see the notice re Covid-19. This notice will be updated as the situation develops