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A type of long-distance road cycling event in which participants must navigate a route within a specified period of time.‘the Essex Lanes 106 km audax’
- ‘You could do the London-Edinburgh-London Audax, but you have to ride 300km a day for 5 days.’
- ‘On this audax, I neither got a puncture nor was hit by another rider.’
- ‘It is also important to know that both audaxes and sportives have to avoid racing because that requires road closures and police escorts.’
- ‘Doing the 108 km audax ride at Mildenhall tomorrow morning.’
- ‘My 100 mile audax runs over Dartmoor one way and returns on a different route.’
- ‘Yates is an intrepid adventurer and long-distance audax freak.’
- ‘I very much enjoyed our first proper audax, in glorious weather back in October.’
- ‘I've been meaning to do an audax for a while - the basic idea is, you do a fairly long ride within a specific time.’
- ‘Without marshalls, audaxes still need proof of ride completion and that means cards to be stamped plus information points.’
Via French from Italian (apparently originally with reference to a ride from Rome to Naples first held in 1897), from Latin audax, audac- ‘bold, daring’ (see audacious).
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