Awards and Trophies
About Audax Awards
As well as the satisfaction that comes from a great day - or more - out on the bike, completing a series of Audax events can qualify you for a myriad of awards, some presented every year, others achieved only after years of riding.
There are also several "unofficial" awards, often administered by individual organisers, for completing a specific series of events, usually in one region.
The Randonneur Series
For completing a series of rides, always requiring one or more BR (> 200km) ride.
About Audax Trophies
Although the Club is non-competitive, it does recognise achievement and some of the club’s trophies reflect this. Special awards may be made via nominations by members and/or the directors or committee for outstanding achievements of tenacity, courage or service. They are annual awards which, with the exception of the Helpers’ Trophy, are made only to AUK members.
Details of Trophy recipients can be found in the Hall of Fame
Norman Booth Cup: Awarded by the AUK Board to the person considered to have served AUK best.
Helpers’ Trophy: Awarded by the AUK Board , from nominations by members, to the helper(s) in an AUK event.
Paul Castle Cup and Female Merit Trophy: Awarded by the AUK Board , from nominations by members, to the male and female cyclists whose cycling performance is considered to be the most meritorious of the year.
Organisers’ Trophy: Awarded by the AUK Board , from nominations by members, to the most meritorious organiser, or organising body, of the year.
Jock Wadley Cup: For the individual gaining the most points in a season.
Jo Brunton Cup: For the runner-up to the Jock Wadley Cup who is of the opposite sex to the winner.
Veterans’ Cups: For the individual gaining the most points in a season who is aged 55 or over on the first day of the current season, and the runner-up who is of opposite sex.
BCF and 1995 PBP Trophies: For the individual gaining the most points in a season who is aged under 18 on the last day of the current season and the runner-up who is of opposite sex.
Tandem Trophy: For the tandem couple gaining the most points in a season.
Fliss Beard Trophy: For the individual gaining the most points in a season on an upright tricycle (not recumbent).
AAA Trophies: For the individual gaining the most AAA points in a season and for the runner-up who is of the opposite sex.
Jan and Mick Latimer Trophies: an informal award for the male and female riders whose Miileater Diaries have the highest total distances ridden in the previous full calendar year.
Peter Tandy Trophy: For the youngest person to complete a 200km Brevet AUK on a solo machine.
The Robert Milsom York Velocio Trophy: For the team riding the furthest distance in the York Easter Arrow.
York Arrow Trophy: For the team riding the furthest distance in the Arrow to the York Rally.
York Dart Trophy: For the team or individual riding the furthest distance in the Dart to the York Rally.
Sir Hubert Opperman Cup: For the club having the most successful entrants in the LEL.
AUK Eagle: For the club gaining the most points.
CTC Cup: For the CTC club gaining the most points.
Club Organisers’ Trophy: For the club having the most points awarded in events they organise.
CTC Organisers’ Trophy: For the CTC club having the most points awarded in events they organise.
The Recumbent Cup: For the individual gaining the most points in a season on a recumbent cycle.
David Lewis Trophy: For the AUK individual recording the greatest distance in a 24-hour time trial.
The recipients of the Achievement Trophies are calculated from information recorded by the AUK Events team. However AUK does not record the type of machine used so awards for 'special' machines (Trikes, Tandems, Fixed, etc.) require a claim from the rider, as does a claim for the AAA Trophy award. Claim Form
The recipients of the Merit Trophies are selected by the AUK Board. Nominations for the Merit awards are invited from all AUK members, to be forwarded to AUK Secretary for the consideration by the Board Meeting preceeding the AGM. Nominations should include the award and nominee, and the reason for the nomination.