The AUDAX 300km is this Satruday March 4. As usual, registration opens at 5am and we roll at 5:30 am sharp. As usual, the ride will start at the Starbucks at United Square (Address: 101 Thomson Road, #01-01 United Square, 307591) Note that this ride will end at Brewerkz National Stadium as the other one is under construction. SIGN UP HERE
AUDAX 300km Route – you can download the .GPX file here if you don’t know the route.
What to Bring
You need your passport, EP, PR cards and anything it takes to cross the border into Malaysia. It is good to bring some Malaysian Ringgit to buy things along the way. This ride will follow the new AUDAX 300km route for 2016. The first 108km is the same as the 200km but then we head north into the thriving metropolis of Kluang. At KM 160 we will be in Kluang where you can get a proper lunch before pressing on. There are plenty of petrol stations to refill water.
Tighten everything up and bring tubes and tires. If you get a puncture yell loud and throw your arm in the air…nice people will stop and help you.
There are many of the C-P people going so there will be a nice paced group. Ride within your own pace….you have a total of 20 hours to complete the ride. If you do not go to Brewerkz but do 300km then send your timing to me on Sunday.
History of Singapore AUDAX 300km
The photo above is one of the best memories and pictures of Singapore AUDAX. It has Singapore AUDAX founder Jean-Francois Torrelle, Brian Johnsen, Lundy, Gareth, Barry, Peter and Jeff Kennedy…all the people who rode most of the AUDAX rides. The photo was taken by another AUDAX original…Denise Silk. This tin shed provided us some cover from a massive downpour. The nice family who owned it made us tea to keep us warm. It was a ride that created strong partnership and created great friendships.
Despite being a beautiful day the AUDAX 200km this past weekend had one of the highest failure rates ever! Ran out of tubes, food poisoning, ran out of energy, ran into Wes Hughes…you name it, the reasons were plentiful. More than 50 riders lined up for the ride on Saturday and it looks like almost 20 did not finish. The preliminary results will be out soon.
Photo by Vladimir T.
The border crossing took a bit longer than usual which meant that the group was split almost immediately in JB. The first group set off at a moderate pace in order to train for C-P (Chiang Mai – Phuket) which is happening in late March. Keeping the moderate pace of 32km/hour meant that they would keep their breaks short and not be blown to shreds by the end of the ride. That was the plan. We rode along with the idea that the Integrated Riders team surely would sweep us up within the first 70km. Surprisingly we only got caught at the 108km at the Shell station. The IR team and a few others pulled into Shell with half of the group looking very worn out trying to keep up with the faster paced riders. To quote one of the riders from Yorkshire upon his arrival at Shell 108km- ‘bloody ‘ell’!!. The IR led group had an average pace of 35km/hour at KM 108. Fast!