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General Category => Audax => Topic started by: nerion on August 14, 2018, 10:38:34 pm

Title: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: nerion on August 14, 2018, 10:38:34 pm
Hi everyone, I joined Audax almost three years ago and have become absolutely hooked. One reason for that, apart from the cycling itself and meeting some wonderful people, has been the bling!

I feel like I'm in the Brownies/Cubs, collecting all these medals. I buy a distance medal after every ride and a Grimpeur medal if it involves AAA points.

I have three Brevet 1,000 medals, one for the Randonneur 1,000, one for the AAA (the red one) and one Mile-eater.

Now I want more! I'm not quite up to SR standard yet, though I do hope to achieve this in a another year or so. I've done my first 300 and will be doing a 400 next month.

But I know there are some medals up for grabs for single rides or multiple rides, such as the Grimpeur du Sud - something else I hope to do next year.

A couple of others I have found are these:

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/GXIKbB.jpg)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/WrNkAu.jpg)

The first is for the Dorset Coast, a 200k in April, so I intend on entering that one.

The second is for the ACME Winter Series in Essex, which features four 100k rides over the winter. I've entered the first three and will enter the fourth once it's listed.

So does anyone know of any more that can be collected? If so, please let me know - and include a photo!

Many thanks,

Andie
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: nerion on August 14, 2018, 10:44:05 pm
PS I found these pics with Google. There are a fair few medals I don't recognise here, aside from the usual distance/Grimpeur/Brevet/Randonneur ones. Can anyone help?

(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/4784/rzS7iq.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/3959/T6ifks.jpg)
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: Ben T on August 15, 2018, 12:08:07 am
Good question. I presume some medals are specific to a particular event but some are generic. Is there any way of telling which events have their own medal I wonder.
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: jsabine on August 15, 2018, 12:13:14 am
Organisers who produce their own medals don't normally keep them too much of a secret, but AFAIK there isn't a definitive list - AUK doesn't try to collate one.
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: nerion on August 15, 2018, 12:20:07 am
Hence this thread. Let's make a list right here.  :)
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: Jethro on August 15, 2018, 12:07:34 pm
I still have my original Windsor Chester Windsor medal somewhere which I did in 1984 (as above)
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: Blade on August 15, 2018, 02:24:05 pm
I still have my original Windsor Chester Windsor medal somewhere which I did in 1984 (as above)
I have a couple of these as well. Also bought the apposite 'year bars' that go with each one.
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: whosatthewheel on August 15, 2018, 02:44:43 pm
I'm planning to go for this one next season... seems a nice challenge for a nice medal, although the biggest challenge is to find a bloody calendar 300 in Wales!

(https://i0.wp.com/whosatthewheel.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/sr-cymru-medal.jpg)
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: whosatthewheel on August 15, 2018, 02:48:13 pm


(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/4784/rzS7iq.jpg)



The one on the right of the two AAA red badges kind of sprocket shaped is the "raid pyreneen" medal, I've got one too...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: hellymedic on August 15, 2018, 02:50:43 pm
I still have my original Windsor Chester Windsor medal somewhere which I did in 1984 (as above)
I have a couple of these as well. Also bought the apposite 'year bars' that go with each one.

I have one.

No inedible date bars....
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: hellymedic on August 15, 2018, 02:53:52 pm
My Margaret Hopper Audax UK jersey has a fair range of cloth badges sewn onto it. None are rare though.
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: cygnet on August 15, 2018, 06:38:02 pm

The one on the right of the two AAA red badges kind of sprocket shaped is the "raid pyreneen" medal, I've got one too...  :thumbsup:

Above that looks like a MileEater medal (Free with validated diary??)

Stevenage Start of Summertime (in both pictures with the sun and the clock)?
and what looks like a 2007 PBP medal too

Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: Somnolent on August 15, 2018, 09:49:06 pm
A couple of years ago I identified over a 100 different items available - although some were just the remaining stocks of older designs.
I'm hoping the shop in the new website will make it easier to have everything available in one place.
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: hillbilly on August 15, 2018, 10:12:22 pm
The top picture was my collection. Not all of them are Audax UK (for example the  Rough Stuff Fellowship pins at the top left and the three Raid medals).

Most are AUK badges and medals for various landmarks or distances.  Both AAA and brevet.

Others are individual rides, either local (Dartmoor Devil, Stevenage Summertime, Dorset Coast) or ones like End to End or LEL.  Amongst them are also some Overseas medals.  Others are Easter Arrows and Dinner Darts.

Good fun collecting them.  If there are any in particular you want identified just ask.
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: Martin on August 15, 2018, 11:05:11 pm

But I know there are some medals up for grabs for single rides or multiple rides, such as the Grimpeur du Sud - something else I hope

The GdS medal wasn't intended to be smaller than the standard AUK size but they cost a lot more for anything bigger than 25mm and we didn't think we'd ever sell more than 30 on a 100 minimum order (There are now 300!)

it is the same size and also similar to the very cute IOW Randonnee (which is still a qualifying GdS) medal;


www.cycleisland.co.uk



Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: nerion on August 15, 2018, 11:55:22 pm
Thanks so much for the replies, everyone! So can any of these medals, such as the Stevenage Summertime, Dartmoor Devil, etc, still be earnt now - or were they all medals that belong to the past?
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: Martin on August 16, 2018, 12:06:32 am
Thanks so much for the replies, everyone! So can any of these medals, such as the Stevenage Summertime, Dartmoor Devil, etc, still be earnt now - or were they all medals that belong to the past?

probably best to ask the present organiser, they may be able to point you in the right direction
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: nerion on August 16, 2018, 12:06:41 am


(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/4784/rzS7iq.jpg)



The one on the right of the two AAA red badges kind of sprocket shaped is the "raid pyreneen" medal, I've got one too...  :thumbsup:

Found one!

(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/6475/hP44xN.jpg)

So is that an Audax medal?
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: Martin on August 16, 2018, 12:13:27 am


found one!

(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/6475/hP44xN.jpg)

So is that an Audax medal?


not officially but if you ride it as DIY's yes!

here's the current list

http://www.aukweb.net/results/medalsbadges/

Dang! you've got me looking at the End to End now!
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: nerion on August 16, 2018, 12:21:38 am
I still have my original Windsor Chester Windsor medal somewhere which I did in 1984 (as above)

This one?

(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/7820/tUWBEI.jpg)
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: nerion on August 16, 2018, 12:22:37 am


found one!

(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/6475/hP44xN.jpg)

So is that an Audax medal?


not officially but if you ride it as DIY's yes!

here's the current list

http://www.aukweb.net/results/medalsbadges/

Dang! you've got me looking at the End to End now!

Ha ha! That's one I intend to do, but maybe not for a year or two.  :)
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: Martin on August 16, 2018, 12:30:21 am
There are probably more criteria required for the Raid medals than just doing it under AUK rules
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: nerion on August 16, 2018, 12:31:24 am
Found another!

(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/1228/VNNrXp.jpg)

This is great, folks! Keep 'em coming!
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: Martin on August 16, 2018, 12:40:28 am
maybe not so rare but remember Tomsk OTP does an Essex SR medal; and presumably there will be a Willesden one next year?


there are also the Invicta ones; a generic one which I have but also one that included the 400; hopefully rob OTP can help?
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: nerion on August 16, 2018, 12:51:07 am
I'm not quite ready for a SR yet, but what's the Invicta one? Do you have a pic?
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: Martin on August 16, 2018, 01:02:11 am
I'm not quite ready for a SR yet, but what's the Invicta one? Do you have a pic?

it's a colour version of their logo; rob is your man for how to get the special one which requires the 400 (if the award even still exists)

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/16-190/
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: nerion on August 16, 2018, 01:18:12 am
I'm not quite ready for a SR yet, but what's the Invicta one? Do you have a pic?

it's a colour version of their logo; rob is your man for how to get the special one which requires the 400 (if the award even still exists)

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/16-190/

(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/3273/GLKxB1.jpg)

Bit like this? So do you just need to do a 100 and a 400?
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: rob on August 16, 2018, 06:53:08 am
There used to be a series of events with Bronze/Silver/Gold status to get the Invicta medals.  I’m not involved any more and there’s no Invicta 400 now so I’m not sure what you would need to do to get them or if they still exist.
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: vorsprung on August 16, 2018, 06:55:04 am
despite not really collecting badges I have (I think) 4 or 5 badges/medals not shown above
photos will follow
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: Ben T on August 16, 2018, 09:52:40 am
Found one!

(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/6475/hP44xN.jpg)

So is that an Audax medal?
oh yes I've got one of those, and two alpine ones, which are huge.
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: fimm on August 16, 2018, 11:42:35 am
I'm pretty sure there's a Scottish SR badge. No, I do not have one. Given you appear to be located somewhere near London, I suspect there are easier ones for you to collect...
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: whosatthewheel on August 16, 2018, 11:47:53 am
The Raid Pyrenean is a Randonnee organised by the Pau Velo club... it's not an Audax as such, the time limit of 100 hours to complete 712 km doesn't fit with Audax ones.

The structure is that of a permanent brevet, so card, stamps etc...
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: Chamford Sideplate on August 16, 2018, 12:12:22 pm
Some other Scottish Audax medals.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1794/44020115662_1d6da2913f.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2a4UAKq)
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: frankly frankie on August 16, 2018, 12:48:00 pm
A couple of years ago I identified over a 100 different items available - although some were just the remaining stocks of older designs.

You mean collectors' items.   ;)

Here is the audax equivalent of a misprinted penny black -
I think only 2 of these were struck, Keith Benton may still have the other one:

(http://www.aukweb.net/meds/m2000-200gold.jpg)

The above was the manufacturer's sample before the production run for the year 2000. 
The actual production was not finished in gold though:

(http://www.aukweb.net/meds/m2000-200.jpg)

Even these are quite rare as the monochrome medals were only issued for 2000,
for 2001-2003 the production reverted to the usual coloured type:

(http://www.aukweb.net/meds/m2001-200.jpg)
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: hillbilly on August 16, 2018, 01:03:50 pm
Some other Scottish Audax medals.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1794/44020115662_1d6da2913f.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2a4UAKq)

Shiny silver.  Preciousssss.

Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: FifeingEejit on August 16, 2018, 01:24:01 pm
I'm pretty sure there's a Scottish SR badge. No, I do not have one. Given you appear to be located somewhere near London, I suspect there are easier ones for you to collect...

There is, I'm hoping to earn one this weekend.

On the event details for Alston and Back (a 300k) "Free SR Ecosse medal and patch to those completing their Scottish SR with at least one of our events."

Also this old post here: https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=79892.0

I was also about to mention the medals Chamford Sideplate posted a picture of
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: oliveriles on August 16, 2018, 01:46:35 pm
See for details on regional medals

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1704.0
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: frankly frankie on August 16, 2018, 04:39:09 pm
I still have my original Windsor Chester Windsor medal somewhere which I did in 1984 (as above)
This one?
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/7820/tUWBEI.jpg)

That's very rare I think - must date back to about 1980, it had certainly been replaced by 1983 when I first rode WCW.
It's in good nick too, that particular style of spoked medal was very prone to tarnish, even when stored carefully.
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: nerion on August 17, 2018, 01:50:05 pm
Some other Scottish Audax medals.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1794/44020115662_1d6da2913f.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2a4UAKq)

These are things of beauty! Do you know if the rides are still held?
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: fimm on August 17, 2018, 03:56:57 pm

These are things of beauty! Do you know if the rides are still held?
At least some of them are - a poke at the Audax UK website events calendar with region set to Scotland should help...
(I'm enjoying this thread because I have a decent badge collection, but the only Audax one is a bog-standard 300.)
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: vorsprung on August 17, 2018, 03:58:11 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/8dj0ccE.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/vUYlKbd.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/pwJM9G5.jpg)

I would guess that the Exeter Wheelers SR is the rarest
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: nerion on August 17, 2018, 04:26:46 pm
They're lovely! Just a shame they don't do some of the awards as medals - I think they're far nicer than the cloth badges.

I think I was a magpie in a past life.
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: nerion on August 17, 2018, 04:33:57 pm

These are things of beauty! Do you know if the rides are still held?
At least some of them are - a poke at the Audax UK website events calendar with region set to Scotland should help...
(I'm enjoying this thread because I have a decent badge collection, but the only Audax one is a bog-standard 300.)

Looks like they are, yep! I live in Derbyshire, so can see myself doing a fair bit of travelling over the next year or two!
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: Huff n Puff on August 17, 2018, 06:03:13 pm
PS I found these pics with Google. There are a fair few medals I don't recognise here, aside from the usual distance/Grimpeur/Brevet/Randonneur ones. Can anyone help?

(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/4784/rzS7iq.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/3959/T6ifks.jpg)

The lower picture is from an article on our club website and I used some of the 'bling' from my archive. The badges and patches were selected to show a variety of designs rather than events. Most should be recognisable from the AUK web shop, but here are a few clues to the others:
http://www.westerley.cc/audax-the-basics/

Row one from left: Old AUK distance badge
Row two from left: 1) Start of Summertime medal, Stevenage, no longer run as an Audax 2) ACP SR medal 3)  AUK SR medal  4) AUK Brevet 1000
Row Three from left: 1) Grimpeur du Sud x 5 patch 2) Grimpeur di Sud x1 medal 3) Old RRTY patch 4) Dorset Coast 200 medal
Row Four from left: 1) Wessex SR patch
Row Five from left: 1) Hard Boiled 200 souvenir 2) Old Brevet Populaire 100klm medal

We also give all entrants on our May day Chiltern Audax events a 'one off' collectable mudguard sticker each year. New routes and new stickers every year. 2019 events now on the calendar, already plotting 2020 event!
http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-239/
http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-240/
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: Huff n Puff on August 17, 2018, 06:08:28 pm



here's the current list

http://www.aukweb.net/results/medalsbadges/

Dang! you've got me looking at the End to End now!
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I think you'll find that the End to End ones are no more, I did it last year and enquired, only to be told they'd sold out.
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: Chamford Sideplate on August 18, 2018, 10:51:46 am
@nerion, I got those in the last couple of years so there's a good chance they will be run again.
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: FifeingEejit on September 25, 2018, 12:52:59 pm
These just arrived in the post  :) :D ;D

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180925/62c45e49137e4c223252f53603cb9310.jpg)



Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: wilkyboy on September 25, 2018, 08:11:19 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/vUYlKbd.jpg)

I have the one at the bottom of that photo.  Does that count?  ???
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: Pingu on September 25, 2018, 08:30:18 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1918/44864100482_be156e7dcd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bmuf2Q)
IMG_9356_01 (https://flic.kr/p/2bmuf2Q) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: Mr Green on October 08, 2018, 09:41:34 pm
The RRtY badge is a good badge, and I prefer the old design as in these images. The Wessex SR badge is also a beauty, and one I covert, but a tough one to win.
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: bairn again on October 09, 2018, 06:31:10 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1962/45156398162_759bae1931_k.jpg)

From the first Mille Alba in 2012.  Circa 50 finishers and probably the same number given to helpers.
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: bairn again on October 09, 2018, 06:34:21 pm
and off Audax piste I know but this (like me) is ancient!

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1927/45156392132_5b78f2850f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bNjja3)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1943/44295357515_1273a43e0e_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2auehyB)
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: BlackSheep on October 13, 2018, 10:47:29 am
I'm planning to go for this one next season... seems a nice challenge for a nice medal, although the biggest challenge is to find a bloody calendar 300 in Wales!

(https://i0.wp.com/whosatthewheel.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/sr-cymru-medal.jpg)

There will be a couple mid june 2019.
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: Ian H on October 13, 2018, 06:05:03 pm
I stopped collecting medals quite a number of years ago, though the odd trophy still comes my way.  There might be a few rarer ones in the jumble below.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1932/31419873748_2124d06dce_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PSt4Pb)IMG_20181013_123210968[1] (https://flic.kr/p/PSt4Pb) by Ian Hennessey (https://www.flickr.com/photos/8302062@N04/), on Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1980/44571764794_8e379a2ed8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aUDWPm)IMG_20181013_123137070[1] (https://flic.kr/p/2aUDWPm) by Ian Hennessey (https://www.flickr.com/photos/8302062@N04/), on Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1930/43479255280_48cb882a06_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29f7xNq)IMG_20181013_123148999[1] (https://flic.kr/p/29f7xNq) by Ian Hennessey (https://www.flickr.com/photos/8302062@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: Huff n Puff on April 11, 2019, 05:17:28 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7922/33710006158_ac7af4c76b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TmQAoJ) (https://flic.kr/p/TmQAoJ)   (https://www.flickr.com/photos/149627485@N06/),

All you have to do is finish the ride and one of these beauties is yours....THE TREASURE OF SIERRA MIDDX
Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: simonp on April 11, 2019, 05:42:52 pm
I have 3xPBP finisher awards, 2xLEL, some ACP SR awards, and the Ultra Randonneur trophy. I never bothered much with the smaller ones nor did I order the Brevet 25,000 badge. I think I have an Elenith 25 year anniversary one.

I cherish the rowing trophies I won in 2017 (1) & 2018 (4) more. These arguably took more work despite the races themselves being no more than about 6-7 minutes at worst, because of the amount of training and practice required to reach the required standard to be competitive.




Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: MikeFromLFE on April 11, 2019, 08:59:40 pm
I don't know if these are rare, but they're old. The Eastern Counties Cycling Association one says on the back that it was a 100k in 1992; the Stevenage Start of Summertime would be about the same vintage. The Les Belles d'Europe were a series of rides - not audax - either side of the channel in the years before 1996, I don't think they continued much after. Random 100 / 150 / 200 medals.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190411/ba154e8a952a20f8c17305b6d9161e85.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190411/a0fa15547fec443ac5adad8d94daa9de.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190411/aa5b66bba083d393a9fe909141656322.jpg)

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Title: Re: Rarer Audax UK medals
Post by: Martin on April 11, 2019, 10:37:25 pm
Love those little lugs for attaching date bars; both long gone now. If hung from a saddlebag they probably constituted a Health and Safety hazard for some riders as they might get stuck in the spokes...

(or even rear mech!)

my personal favourites are the Tour of 3 Counties and To Battle and Back; events run by that great man who introduced me to Audax, Tim Wainwright  :thumbsup: