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Brevet des Grimpeurs du Sud

A Local Award For Local People

An award for riders of hilly events in the South East. The award was started in the 2007/2008 Audax season. The award is available to anybody who completes 5 rides of 100k or over eligible for AAA points starting in the counties of Essex Herts Bucks Surrey Hampshire Isle of Wight West Sussex East Sussex Kent and Greater London within the same AUK calendar year. AUK membership is not required

Successful Grimpeurs du Sud so far are…

Kevin Barton
Richard Berry
Martin Brice
Paul Britton (x2)
Anton Brown
Paul Brown
Pat Cherry(x3)
Roger Day
Bruce Dunbar
Daniel Ersser
Mark Fairweather(x2)
Mark Fosbury
Kevin Gibson
Mark Gladwyn
David Gray
Tony Huntingdon(x2)
Colin James(x2)
David Jesse
Nic Ketley
Mike Lee
Nic Ketley
Mike Lee
Martin Malins(x5)O
Brian Mann
Ann Marshall(x5)O
Jeremy Nason (x3)
Tom Norris
Jonathan Nunney
Paul Outhwaite
Richard Phipps(x3)
Mike Plumstead
Andrew Register (x2)
Rocco Sepe
Andy Seviour
Mark Simmons(x2)

Mike Stoaling(x5)O
Julian Sykes
Andy Taylor-Vebel(x5)
Richard Thomas
Chris Tracey (x2)
Colin Weaver (x5)
William Weir
Werner Wiethege
Andrew Woolway

OGrimpeurs d’Or, 10 eligible events ridden in the same year

Eligible events include

Hailsham East Sussex Hills and Mills AA 1.75

Hailsham East Sussex Mad Jack’s – John Seviour MemorialAA 2

Otford Kent Invicta Grimpeur AA 1.75
(the 50k Invicta Hilly is not eligible for the Brevet)

Edenbridge Kent Down to Downs AA 1.75

Isle of Wight 100km Randonnee AA 1.5 (non AUK) Click here for details NB now available all year round as an AUK DIY permanent, contact Martin Malins for details

Midhurst West Sussex Sussex Corker AA 2 NB this event will take a break in 2011 and run again on Sunday July 8 2012

Hailsham East Sussex The South Downs National Park 100 AA 2

Shere, Guildford Tour of the Hills

Bredgar Kent Hengist’s Hills AA 1.75

Chailey, East Sussex Mid Sussex Hilly and Hillier AA 1.5 / 1.75

see Audax UK Calendar for more details.

New*** Permanent qualifying rides; can be ridden at any time ***New

Down to Downs AA 1.75
Click here for details

AAA Milne AA 1.75
Click here for details

a 25mm metal badge is available for successful riders (design above) for £2.50 inc. p/p or £2 direct at some events.

***NEW*** A free gold cloth badge of the same design is available to any rider who has completed 5 years of the award (10 events in one year count double); see the gallery for a photo

For a photo gallery of some of the rides please click
Here (hover cursor over photo for caption; double click any photo to download full sized file)

Why not make the Brevet one of your goals and see the best of the region from the saddle?

For further information or to purchase a badge contact Martin Malins Martin.malins@(remove this)egcc.net

Note to organisers;
If there are any events which have not been listed above please let us know, we regularly scan the AUK calendar for eligible rides. An event does not have to be listed here to be eligible. We are currently without any rides in the series starting in some of the counties. Please contact us if you would like any publicity material or a badge to display at your event; or if you wish to devise a new event or revive a previous one.


1. Any event in the qualifying series (ie 100km or over; submitted to AUK for AAA points, starting within the specified counties and advertised in the AUK calendar) is valid. 2. The 5 rides must all be completed within the same AUK calendar year ie 1 Nov to 31 Oct. 3. “DIY+ Calendar” rides no longer exist so any eligible event which is extended to a longer distance is eligible. 4. Any permanent or “DIY by GPS” ride anybody wishes to organise which qualifies for rule 1 will be valid; although proof of completing such a ride will need to be submitted separately to myself 5. The IOW Randonnee is not an AUK ride but has been measured as having the required amount of climbing and distance and is therefore included as a discretionary qualifying ride only for the first time the Brevet is claimed by a rider as it often encourages riders to participate in hilly AUK events which is the main purpose of the award (the Randonnee and “round the island” ride is otherwise eligible as a DIY by GPS ride see rule 4). 6. A list of all qualifying riders (and non-AUK members who have claimed the Brevet ) will be displayed as soon as riders have qualified.